Silicon Dust makes big news with their new CableCard project

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  1. mattCR

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    This is potentially a major game changer. A 3 Tuner CableCard solution for Windows Media Center under $250?!?!?! Ceton has been the game in the house; but for those of us with TunerSalad (so we can use more then 4 tuners) this is game changer type stuff.
     
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    This is really cool stuff -- if you don't need a PCI-E slot for the tuner, that means you could go with one of those fanless Nvidia Ion based book-sized PCs as a dedicated HTPC, and put the tuner out of sight in the basement. If you really wanted to be slick you could throw a Drobo or some other NAS storage device down there too and have a a terrabyte or 4 on your itty bitty PC. And at that point you don't need to drop your coax cable to where your TV or HTPC is -- if you have wireless, you just need a power outlet.
     
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    It's kind of what I'm thinking... get a couple of these and a real slimline mini-ITX format they have some with the H55 chipset (Intel) that would also put out DTS-MA/DD-HD, add a slimline bluray drive, and you've got everything in a tiny package ;)
     

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