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Ceton Announces Development of Next-Generation Cable TV Card for PCs Running Windows Media Center

(Via Media Center Blog)  LAS VEGAS, NV -- 01/08/09 -- Ceton Corp., a Seattle-area technology company, today announced the development of the next-generation Ceton cable TV card for Windows Media Center-enabled PCs. PCs incorporating the Ceton Multi-Channel Cable TV Card will be able to natively support high-definition pay TV including premium cable TV channels, without the need for a separate cable set-top box, including playing or recording up to six simultaneous high-definition TV channels using a single multi-stream CableCARD(TM) and single RF connection.

The Ceton solution also enables standard- and high-definition cable programming to be securely distributed from a Media Center PC to multiple TVs throughout the home via Media Center Extenders while preserving the encryption and digital rights of the content. The Ceton Multi-Channel Cable TV Card was developed using Microsoft Corp.'s broadcast TV platform capabilities in Windows Media Center and conforms to the CableLabs® OpenCable(TM) OCUR and DRI specifications.

"PCs running Windows Media Center are a great platform for enabling a wide variety of really useful whole-home entertainment options," said Gary Hammer, president and CEO of Ceton Corp. "The Ceton Multi-Channel Cable TV Card for Windows Media Center-enabled PCs not only brings pay TV functionality of the set-top box inside the PC in an easy-to-set-up and very cost-effective way but it also enables unique capabilities such as whole-home distribution of premium HD TV content with up to six tuner support with a single multi-stream CableCARD."

"Microsoft is pleased to see Ceton deliver this new hardware solution built on the robust capabilities of Windows Media Center and its broadcast TV platform," said Geoff Robertson, General Manager of Windows Media Center for Microsoft. "Ceton's digital cable tuner will bring multi-stream pay TV services to Windows Media Center-enabled PCs and multiple connected Media Center Extenders."

The Ceton Multi-Channel Cable TV Card for Windows Media Center-enabled PCs is expected to be available bundled with Windows Media Center-enabled PCs from leading manufacturers in 2009.

About Ceton Corporation

Ceton Corporation is a Seattle-area technology company that is developing the next-generation of in-home digital entertainment and communication solutions. Combining stellar hardware and software engineering capabilities with market-making, patent-pending technology, Ceton aims to help unlock the potential of the digital home to unleash a new generation of in-home connected entertainment and communication services for PC and device makers, software developers and consumers. More information about Ceton and its solutions is available at http://www.cetoncorp.com.

Published Thu, Jan 8 2009 20:27 by chrisl

Comments

# re: Ceton Announces Development of Next-Generation Cable TV Card for PCs Running Windows Media Center

Congratulations to Ceton Corporation for the

developing the next-generation Ceton cable TV card. This innovational creation will change

the world in electronic communications.

   We wish this company God's Blessings as

they go forward with marketing around the world.

                       Wilma and Fred Boling

Saturday, January 10, 2009 12:07 PM by Dr. & Mrs. Fred Boling

# re: Ceton Announces Development of Next-Generation Cable TV Card for PCs Running Windows Media Center

I would do unspeakably dirty things for one of these.

Sunday, January 18, 2009 6:29 PM by Nick

# re: Ceton Announces Development of Next-Generation Cable TV Card for PCs Running Windows Media Center

Oh lord.  Ceton has been promising Cablecard tuners for ages.  Until I can buy one, or it gets reviewed, I'm putting in the "Vaporware" category alongside the DirectTV PC Tuner.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 9:53 PM by Shnoogie

# re: Ceton Announces Development of Next-Generation Cable TV Card for PCs Running Windows Media Center

The only thing I'm concerned about is the fact that they say it will "be available bundled with Windows Media Center-enabled PCs" but no mention of selling it by itself. I will be at the front of the line to buy one of these on its own, but I'll have to pass if it means purchasing a prefab pc. I really hope this happens in 09 as this article states.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 1:00 PM by Jon Cline