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S1Digital Now Shipping CableCARD Enabled Media Centers

NEW YORK, Aug. 30-- S1Digital is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Digital Cable Tuners with their Media Center solutions, enabling customers to watch and record premium high-definition TV (HDTV) via CableCARD, without the need for a cable set top box.

Digital Cable Tuners are available on the ProLine Quad Server and FX Editions, as well as the Home Series’ Platinum Edition with two internal CableCARD slots so customers can watch and record two channels at the same time; and with internal storage of up to 3.75 terabytes on the Server Edition and 2.25 terabytes on the Platinum Edition, around 250 to 450 hours of HDTV can be stored. Under the hood the Media Centers run on Intel Core 2 Duo and Quad processors with Viiv Technology, Nvidia PureVideo HD video processors and Microsoft Windows Vista, providing extremely powerful digital media playback capabilities.

S1Digital also offers customers the ability to watch the latest high- definition movies on HD-DVD and Blu-ray discs and includes seamless integrated playback within the Vista Media Center interface.

When coupled with Xbox 360s, S1Digital Media Centers provide customers with a powerful but cost-effective IP-based multi-room A/V distribution solution that allows watching live HDTV in other rooms, as well enabling a centralized recorded TV, video and music server.

S1Digital, now a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, has been working hard to provide customers this most requested feature since the Media Center platform was originally introduced. S1Digital Media Centers are totally integrated hubs of digital entertainment, including high-definition TV and movies, video, music, photos, Internet content and more.

For dealers and custom installers, S1Digital has a special program and pricing allowing resellers to offer the ultimate digital entertainment experience to their customers.

More information on S1Digital’s solutions can be found at http://www.s1digital.com/, by emailing sales@s1digital.comor by calling (888) 632-6897.

Published Thu, Aug 30 2007 7:59 by chrisl

Comments

# re: S1Digital Now Shipping CableCARD Enabled Media Centers

Chris, I was only able to find one model on the S1Digital website that was ablt to be configured with two CableCARD tuners. It worked out to about $3,200 though...am I missing something?

Friday, August 31, 2007 4:39 AM by Mike

# re: S1Digital Now Shipping CableCARD Enabled Media Centers

Yes, that's the only one on the Home Series.  You can also add it to Pro Series, but those are going to be more costly because of the target market.

Friday, August 31, 2007 7:56 AM by chrisl

# re: S1Digital Now Shipping CableCARD Enabled Media Centers

$3,200 for a machine that can be built by a DIYer for 2k or less???  $2,200+ is alot to pay for the ability to record premium HD channels.

Sorry for the negative comment, but.....

Tuesday, September 04, 2007 3:30 PM by Jay Brown

# re: S1Digital Now Shipping CableCARD Enabled Media Centers

That would be $1,200.. NOT  $2,200..

Tuesday, September 04, 2007 3:33 PM by Jay Brown

# re: S1Digital Now Shipping CableCARD Enabled Media Centers

Well, you might be able to build the machine for under $2k, but you can't DIY a CableCARD build at all.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007 4:34 PM by chrisl