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Silicon Dust makes big news with their new CableCard project


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#1 of 3 OFFLINE   mattCR

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Posted November 24 2010 - 04:37 PM


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Quick status update... We are at CableLabs® for the final review, with release to production in 2 weeks. Pre-order and release dates will be announced shortly following release to production. On the availability side we are working with major retail partners to stock the HDHomeRun PRIME and accept pre-orders. The price has been confirmed at $249.  
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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#2 of 3 OFFLINE   Andrew Pierce

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Posted December 06 2010 - 02:06 AM

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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Posted December 11 2010 - 02:10 AM

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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