HP Hits Big with $1,500 CableCARD Desktops!
I posted about it
two days ago, and now HP has delivered.
Includes a single ATI Digital Cable Tuner (OCUR) and...
HP Pavilion Media Center m8010y
- Intel Core 2 Duo processor E6320 (1.86GHz)
- 1GB RAM
- 250GB SATA HDD
- LightScribe 16X DVD+/-R/RW
- ATI TV Wonder digital cable tuner (1) + internal tuner
- 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 8500GT, TV-out, DVI-I, HDMI (Only option)
- Integrated 7.1 Sound
Great job HP on this.
I’m not sure what “+ internal tuner” means,
but I assume it means the Digital Cable Tuner is internal instead of external. According to the "help me decide" feature, it's a external Digital Cable Tuner and Internal ATSC tuner (OTA HD).
It might only be a single tuner system, but for those who already have
their own OTA HD tuners to add along with their own massive hard drive
collections, this is a key product.
It includes one of those GeForce
8500's that I talked about the other day, only difference is the 512MB version instead of
the $100 256MB version. You can
also add a combo Blu-ray/HD DVD drive for only $560.00. Not cheap by any means, but I was figuring
this drive would come in at near $1000.
Price comes to $2,069.99 with the Blu-ray/HD DVD drive.
Here to configure your own.
Looks like HP is already getting close to my CableCARD
PC price points. Hopefully in the
next 2-4 months we will see the price drop a few hundred dollars to match them
Note: A special note for CableCARD PC buyers. While you can get a CableCARD PC for $1,500 you will not be able to upgrade the processor yourself. Please don't purchase thinking you will be able to upgrade it at a later point, you can't. Sound card, RAM, additional hard drives, etc should be fine.