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NOS Ceton 4-Tuner PCI Firesale

Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:08 pm
by dopdahl

Re: NOS Ceton 4-Tuner PCI Firesale

Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:19 pm
by adam1991
sigh. I remember waiting ANXIOUSLY for the privilege of spending $431 to get one ($510 today).

I even seem to remember a delivery tracking thread...

Of course, now I no longer have cable TV and the streaming world has taken over.

Re: NOS Ceton 4-Tuner PCI Firesale

Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:17 pm
by dopdahl
The good 'ol days...

Re: NOS Ceton 4-Tuner PCI Firesale

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:36 pm
by Rickt1962
I am waiting on the 6 tuner HDhomerun which will have support from the maker just like the 3 tuner still has support.

Ceton dropped support :(

Re: NOS Ceton 4-Tuner PCI Firesale

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:08 pm
by Scallica
adam1991 wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:19 pm
sigh. I remember waiting ANXIOUSLY for the privilege of spending $431 to get one ($510 today).

I even seem to remember a delivery tracking thread...

Of course, now I no longer have cable TV and the streaming world has taken over.
Yep, I remember the tracking thread from the original TGB.com. The thread was updated by FrankAZ. The Ceton quad tuner was exciting for WMC users because prior to Ceton and SD, the only CableCard tuner was the ATI All in Wonder which only had one tuner inside. Both the internal and external version of the tuner was designed by a moron. The internal tuner sat in a PCIe slot, but had no PCIe contacts. You had to run a USB A/B cable from inside of your tower to an external USB port. The external tuner was ugly and larger than most cable modems/routers.

Re: NOS Ceton 4-Tuner PCI Firesale

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:11 pm
by Scallica
Rickt1962 wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:36 pm
I am waiting on the 8 tuner HDhomerun which will have support from the maker just like the 3 tuner still has support.
ATSC and ClearQAM only. CableCard only supports six streams per card.

Re: NOS Ceton 4-Tuner PCI Firesale

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:38 pm
by FrankAZ
adam1991 wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:19 pm
sigh. I remember waiting ANXIOUSLY for the privilege of spending $431 to get one ($510 today).

I even seem to remember a delivery tracking thread...

Of course, now I no longer have cable TV and the streaming world has taken over.
Ah yes, those were the days. I dredged up the old spreadsheet and here is a link to the last plot I published. My own InfiniTV4 is still in the HTPC I built in 2010 and it has been running continuously, excepting long powercuts, since then. I still use it from time to time to play DRM protected shows I recorded and archived to a server.

- Frank

Re: NOS Ceton 4-Tuner PCI Firesale

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:12 pm
by jachin99
Scallica wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:08 pm
adam1991 wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:19 pm
sigh. I remember waiting ANXIOUSLY for the privilege of spending $431 to get one ($510 today).

I even seem to remember a delivery tracking thread...

Of course, now I no longer have cable TV and the streaming world has taken over.
Yep, I remember the tracking thread from the original TGB.com. The thread was updated by FrankAZ. The Ceton quad tuner was exciting for WMC users because prior to Ceton and SD, the only CableCard tuner was the ATI All in Wonder which only had one tuner inside. Both the internal and external version of the tuner was designed by a moron. The internal tuner sat in a PCIe slot, but had no PCIe contacts. You had to run a USB A/B cable from inside of your tower to an external USB port. The external tuner was ugly and larger than most cable modems/routers.
I actually got one of these ATI cards with an old computer I bought. I could never tell if the PCI slot was broken on the card, or if it was designed that way. I think I still have it somewhere.