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Ceton InfiniTV 6 ETH – Six-Tuner CableCARD Ethernet Network Tuner for Win7 and Win8 PC 5504-DCT06EX-ETH

  • 6 HD cable TV channels
  • Tuner sharing between PCs
  • Network Attached
  • Works with all U.S. cable TV system
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Have all your media – TV, DVR, music, photos, videos, and Internet media services – available from one awesome device: the InfiniTV 6 ETH!

InfiniTV 6 ETH is the world's most advanced network tuner for cable TV on the PC, and a must-have accessory for Windows Media Center. With InfiniTV on your PC, you can replace your cable set-top box and get rid of monthly leases and DVR fees. Use Windows' built-in Media Center functionality to watch and record six live cable TV channels at once, including HD and premium channels like HBO, Showtime, and Starz! When your PC is paired with a Ceton Echo media center extender or Xbox 360, you can also watch TV and DVR on any TV set.
 

  • newegg Six Live HD Channels at Once Watch and/or record six live channels of standard-definition- or high-definition TV simultaneously, including all your favorite premium and encrypted cable channels.
  • newegg Whole-Home Entertainment When used with media center extenders like the Ceton Echo or Xbox 360, a Ceton InfiniTV turns your Media Center PC into a whole-home entertainment device. Enjoy live TV and all your DVR recordings on any TV set.
  • newegg Share across Multiple PCs Since InfiniTV 6 ETH connects directly to your network, you can easily share its tuners with more than one PC. (*Assigning tuners between different PCs is a supported feature, while dynamic tuner pooling between multiple PCs is currently a beta feature.)
  • newegg Works with Any U.S. Cable Provider InfiniTV 6 ETH supports CableCARD, and connects to any U.S. cable system to receive all SD and HD digital cable channels without a set-top box.
  • newegg Supports Switched Digital Video As cable providers move to Switched Digital Video (SDV) technology, rest assured that your Ceton InfiniTV 6 ETH supports SDV Tuning Adapters just fine.
  • newegg Save Tons of Money By using InfiniTV on your PC, you can save hundreds of dollars a year by avoiding monthly cable box leases and DVR fees.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Alex H.
  • 12/23/2014 8:25:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCeton InfiniTV 6 ETH

Pros: works great. I have tested recording 5 DRM movies at the same time and it works without issue. I have not had any issues with overheating.

Cons: n/a

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  • jonathan s.
  • 12/18/2014 9:44:30 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks Great

Pros: Has 6 tuners to watch TV on your PC. Puts copies of all your recorded shows on your hard drive.

Cons: Hard to install. I had issues with Windows media Center not communicating with the cable card. Turned out my Norton anti-virus was blocking it and I was forced to uninstall Norton to get WMC to work. Supposedly there is a work around involving opening ports but I am not as familiar with Norton to do this.

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  • Ryan M.
  • 10/11/2014 2:04:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome.

Pros: 6 Tuners.
Dynamically shares between computers.
Software easy to manage.

Cons: After starting up a computer, it takes about 2 minutes for it to connect to the device to watch live TV.

Other Thoughts: I previously had a Ceton InfiniTV4 device installed in a computer. While the PCIe version supports sharing with other computers, it was not very stable and not dynamic. This device not only gives more tuners, but also a more reliable tuning experience.
Alos, Comcast is stupid and it took a long time to get the CableCARD activated with this device. Just tell them its a TiVo and you won't have any issues.

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  • Joshua T.
  • 8/28/2014 8:31:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo Far So Good

Pros: It works. I literally just got this thing set up and I'm able to view TV so far. Haven't tried anything else yet. I'll update later on after I have a chance to record and playback recorded TV.

Cons: None, yet.

Other Thoughts: Haven't tried using multiple tuners. I don't have a wired network as of this writing, but do plan to try it on my 802.11n network just for kicks, although I've heard a gigabit wired connection is required. That, remains to be seen. I'm on a Windows 7 Ultimate machine. This computer is 7 years old and only has one PCI-e slot. Previously, I used the InfiniTV4 PCI-E card which worked fine, but changed cable providers (DirecTV), which did not offer a cable card, so I swapped that with a PCI-E to USB3 card. Now that I have no slot available, I had to go with another option. I caught the InfiniTV6 ETH earlier this week at $199.99.

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  • David K.
  • 8/12/2014 11:37:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsAfter RMA, works *perfectly*!

Pros: * Can't beat 6 simultaneous tuners from one CableCARD.
* Tuners are available to any machine on the network.
* Excellent diagnostic tools
* Ceton support is fantastic

Cons: * First one I got needed to be RMA'd due to hardware signal-detection issue
* A little more setup is required than my old USB ATI CableCARD tuner
* Requires gigabit network gear if you want to use more than two tuners simultaneously

Other Thoughts: I used to be limited to two tuners via two CableCARDS in two ATI DCTs, on one machine. I purchased this Ceton unit, because I wanted to upgrade to more tuners, and have them available on more machines.

After some diagnostic work (Ceton tools are best I've used for CableCARD tuners), I determined that the first unit I purchased needed to be RMA'd because of an OOB-lock signal-detection issue in the unit.

Fortunately, Ceton support was extremely helpful - they got me an RMA, and quickly sent me a replacement.

Now, I have six tuners via a single CableCARD, and I can use them anywhere in my home. That's exactly what I wanted, and it works beautifully.

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  • Timothy H.
  • 8/7/2014 6:39:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGreat device so far, don't understand the bad reviews

Pros: 6 Tuners, using the beta firmware and tuner pooling works fairly well already. Set this up on my new HTPC, and have been thrilled with the functionality so far. I'm even able to watch live TV through Media Center on my Office PC over WiFi (using a good AC router) while somebody else uses a Laptop for live TV while the HTPC is recording and viewing live TV! Had a few small quirks which I've largely been able to work through. To those having issues with pixilation and/or slow channel tuning, READ THE DOCUMENTATION! Make sure your signal is within their specifications for signal strength (should be close to 0dBmV with a good Signal to Noise Ratio). All you have to do is type the IP address of the Ceton into your browser and you can view signal strength for each tuner. At first, mine was at the low end because there are multiple splitters before the device, and I would start to see pixelation on channels where the signal went below -5. Had Comcast come out and put in an amplifier and the signal is now between 0 and +5, tuning is MUCH faster, and no more pixelation. The device can run a bit hot under use, but seems to do better when stood on its side vs laying flat. If all else fails, just put a quiet fan on it.

Cons: Runs hot at times, should have a small fan built in to keep it cool. A bit sensitive to minor signal issues, but nothing a decent cable amplifier (or smaller splitter) can't fix.

Other Thoughts: Tried the Ceton Echo as an extender (not so great), and ended up going with a pre-owned Xbox 360 instead for the same price. Between Ceton, Media Center, and the Xbox 360, I'm dumping my cable boxes and DVRs.

NOTES:
-Make sure your cable signal is as close to the recommended strength as possible!
-Be sure the device has room to breathe and can stay cool.
-If the device looses power or is rebooted, you will have to reboot the PC or restart the Windows Media Center Receiver Service to reconnect to live TV
-If your PC asks to update Play Ready for premium channels but cannot, leave the error message on screen, unplug the Ceton, wait a minute, click the option to try again (it should now complete), reconnect the Ceton, then reboot the PC. You should be good to go after that.

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  • Bert S.
  • 8/2/2014 5:08:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSlow tuning

Pros: Fast tuning (after reconfiguring video driver software)

Cons: All sorts of installation problems with WMC. Ultimately resolved by installing latest Realtek lan drivers and reconfiguring Intel 4000 video driver from "application" to "driver" settings.

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  • scott w.
  • 6/24/2014 11:23:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHorrible unit STAY AWAY

Pros: 6 tuner over network allowing multiple connections

Cons: Unit doesn't work... disconnects often, crashes windows even on different systems and tech support is useless..I have submitted many tickets to them and still haven't gotten an answer or replacement

NO DLNA, digital pixelation and lockups. It takes over 3 minutes to read on an I7 machine 16gb ram with a 512SSD....

Other Thoughts: I have a 4 tuner version as well .. and never had any issues with it..daughter wanted to record more shows so opted for the 6 tuner version... theory is great product isn't..

Currently having to ask for assistance from NEWEGG.. they are going out of the way to help which is why I always order from them. Manufacturer has been of no help so I hope you read this.. and maybe then you will help

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  • DAVID S.
  • 6/23/2014 7:02:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks Very Well (finally)

Pros: Operates smoothly. Very clean recordings. Can record six HD channels with ease. Fairly easy to set up and get the CableCard activated. Diagnostic software seems mature and runs well.

Cons: First unit received was defective. Ceton tech support is uncooperative and basically useless. Runs a little warm - I added a small USB fan that dropped the internal temp from 68 C to 47 C. The supplied USB cable for a tuning adapter is wrong - Ceton had to mail me right one!

Other Thoughts: Newegg was excellent at handling a replacement unit quickly. Ceton had a lot of nerve shipping these units with the wrong USB cable for a tuning adapter, especially since it's not standard. I would have given 5 stars if it had worked the first time and the USB cable had been right.

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  • Mark A.
  • 5/25/2014 11:43:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDon't pay the cable company for set top boxes.

Pros: You can rent a cable card from your local cable company for about 1/8 the cost of a STB. I had 2, 4 tuner cards in s server that worked well. With this I don't need to have the server running to watch or record TV and it has 6 tuners. Once a program records it then transfers to my WHS and then I can watch it on any machine.

Cons: Just like the internal cards this may hang up once in a while. Once or twice every 2-3 months live TV will just stop. When I check my network I don't see the InfiniTV6 there. Reboot the InfiniTV6 and it reappears and I can watch TV. It's not overheating, it just stops. I had to reboot Motorola STB too so it's not like it's any worse than a STB.

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