Last year Microsoft announced that we would let people add their own digital TV Tuners to their computers to create their own Media Center PC’s. (The big difference with CableCard and the TV Tuners you can get today is the ability to record pay channels like HBO in HD.) This was great news, except the number of CableCard based TV Tuners is.. well, almost non-existent.
That’s going to change in Q1 with Ceton‘s TV Tuners. This PCIe card will let you install a CableCard in your PC and record up to four HD channels at once. At one booth at CES, they were running two of these cards in one PC, and who wouldn’t want to record 8 HD channels at the same time? I met up with Gary Hammer, the President and CEO of Ceton Corporation at CES and asked him some questions about their new TV Tuner.