The CETON Digital Cable Quad Tuner PC Card and why you should seriously consider it

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  1. mattCR

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    Sam, I just deployed the CETON USB somewhere; it is surprisingly effective and the driver base is pretty good. I'm impressed so far.
     
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    Cool, good to know!
     
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    I use wired lan throughout our house, and supporting a selection via WiFi would be more challenging but not challenging. I know several who use HPN with very outstanding outcomes.
     
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    I just ordered the 4 tuner USB Ceton. I'll be replacing 4 ATI tuners. The maze of cabling looked like a birds nest, and I want to rack mount the PC. Looking forward to it arriving. I just picked up two of their extenders on Black Friday, so it will be a Ceton Christmas!
     
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    Go through all the updates on the extenders. 1st Gen firmware on the echo is a real mixed bag, but as time went on, the thing became pretty sturdy
     
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    Discuss to your operator or company. You're Cable CARD probably isn't verifying properly. Also, examine your anti-virus application. When I had McAfee set up, the Ceton cards provided me actual issues. Since I thrown out it for Avast, everything's been driving.
     
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    It seems like the macroblocking on mine is getting worse, it's almost unwatchable. Is there a way to take a screenshot in MCE to show you?
     
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    Because all cable cards use HDCP, you'd have to use an external HDMI capture device to do it. If you're getting a lot of blocking, something is wrong. Which model are you using Sam?
     
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    the 6 tuner USB.
     
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    Ah. Sam, here's a suggestion I've had others run into.. what system are you using the USB tuner on? Make sure it's the only USB device on a USB HA. Remember, USB bandwidth is shared, and the Ceton will milk every damn drop of it ;)
     
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    You might call Ceton. There are some they had issues that got too hot.. some users ended up putting a small fan or open grate by them, this was changed in later revisions.
     

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