HP Relaunches CableCARD at Cheaper Price Points
Adding another page to the story book
that is HP and CableCARD, they have them back in stock today! It confirms that they had issues
with the configuration of the m8010y, because the select PC to have
CableCARD now is the m8100y.
Changes include the processor and video card, with the E6550
as the base option along with video card choices of a GeForce 8400GS or GeForce
8500GT. If you are thinking about
picking one of these up I highly
suggest the GeForce 8500GT, both because of power and because HP doesn’t note
if the GeForce 8400GS is HDCP or not (though, it has to be for them not get to screwed by CableLabs).
Bottom line, please get the GeForce 8500GT even though HP lets you configure it with the 8400GS.
Configured with a GeForce 8500GT and Core 2 Duo E6550 the price comes out to a very reasonable $1,279.99.
Still no option for a second Digital Cable Tuner, and it is still listed as not for sale via HP Parts. If anyone at HP would like to
contact me about whether or not customers would be able to purchase a second
tuner at a later date, please do so. At this point, I really can't recommend anyone get in on this deal just because they might be stuck with a single tuner system.
Thanks for the tip davcauf!