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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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  • kathryn s.
  • 9/12/2015 10:28:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsdon't buy

Pros: none

Cons: no DLNA doesn't work with windows 10 no other program will access other wmc

Other Thoughts: i will never buy ceton again

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  • Jonathan I.
  • 7/22/2015 11:02:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWhen It Works it is Okay

Pros: Six Tuners, shared over a network, one cable card fee

Cons: Unstable,
Slow channel changes
Super sensitive to cable signal
Tuner pooling not officially supported (beta only)

Other Thoughts: I had high hopes for this tuner, I spent HOURS trying to figure out what was wrong. WMC would see the tuners, then drop them on the very next start up.

It came down to the fact it was not very stable, I found myself restarting the tuner multiple times a day.

The SD Prime will go weeks without a need to restart, and I can stream non protected channels using VLC Player to almost anything I have

WMC channel selections are sluggish (my SD Prime is WAY faster)

Constant restarts even when playing with firmware updates

I eventually gave up and bought two SD Primes and they have been flawless in WMC

Great Idea, the end product could have been much better

Just for reference

Full Gigabit Wired Connections through out the house
Cat 6 Ethernet runs
High Quality Netgear Switches
Every HTPC has a least an Ivy Bridge i3, with discrete graphic cards

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  • Charley O.
  • 7/18/2015 9:29:27 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great on latest firmware

Pros: 6 tuners
supported by almost all pvr software.
easy setup although media center needs addon to see all tuners.
excellent image

Cons: runs hot
no status lights for individual tuners

Other Thoughts: I use Sagetv. When I first got it, it would produce a large percentage of corrupt recordinds. With the latest beta firmware all is fine. Slower tuning than Silicon Dust and it runs quite hot, but 6 tuners is the keeper. I wish it had front status lights for the tuners like SD,

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  • Galda J.
  • 6/23/2015 7:49:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsRed Flags

Pros: * Doesn't Take Up Space
* No Annoying LEDs in the front
*Responsive Customer Service
* Light and Small enough to save on shipping when you sell it from frustration or failure to live up to its marketing

Cons: * Tuners don't work
* Multiple restarts needed to keep watching tv
* You'll find that it depends on WMC, which is now going away with Windows 10. No current solution.

Other Thoughts: Cat-6 wired house, Gigabit switch, AC Router.

Ran it with FIOS, took 2 weeks of fiddling and bouncing between Ceton Support, FIOS Support and trolling through forums online to eventually solve and tune it.

(Apparently the data IDs weren't properly setup with FIOS even after 2 CableCards and setups)

Ceton support is pretty responsive, which is good since you'll use them alot.

Your wife will hate you for getting this and spending all your time trying to get the ** thing working. Once it is connected, it will randomly not find tuners or claim weak signal (even though the FIOS tech specifically tested this on his visit and signal is fine).

You'll restart this multiple times a day to keep watching tv and question your sanity.

Eventually you'll attempt to return it and find that after 5 days you can't get your money back.

This product is an elaborate joke and I hate it on a personal level. Now i must crawl back to using Verizons equipment for more expense each month.

Or do i cast my eyes to HD Homerun Prime? Is this the solution or another layer of hell?

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  • Bert S.
  • 6/10/2015 8:25:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsFinally threw in the towel

Pros: Great picture once you are able to tune one.

Cons: Loooong erratic tuning times, sometimes exceeding 20sec. Tied everything on the web and many things that weren't to resolve. Broke down and ordered a HD Homerun Prime and dropped it in with no other changes and wham! 1 to 2 second tuning and really consistant. I really wanted Ceton to work. Seems like Ceton is just either incapable of fixing this through firmware releases or it is a hardware design issue.

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  • Larry C.
  • 5/18/2015 4:40:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBetter ones available

Pros: WHEN it works, very good picture quality

Cons: Takes some fiddling to get working

Other Thoughts: Those who have no problems with the InfiniTV series likely have turned off the network firewall or have no network firewall turned on. It didn't matter whether I used Norton 360 (with Ceton's recommendations set, yes) or just Windows Defender turned on, I had issues on a regular basis. Everything from "Setup the new tuner now" and "No tuners found" or "service unavailable" or "subscription required". I had a Silicondust HD Homerum Prime on the network at the same time and had very few issues with it since purchasing it in 2013. So this weekend, I connected a second HD Homerun Prime to my network and tossed mu Ceton. Yes, I lost 3 tuners overall. I also lost a major headache. Too much fuss when TV should be point-and-click.

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  • Matthew G.
  • 5/18/2015 1:42:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMy Own DVR

Pros: Now you can break out of the cable company's DVR and expand your recording capacity to however much you want - with 6 tuners non-the-less.

I've got this as the only tuner in my house and use it between 2 PCs.

It works great I actually forgot what it looked like because I've got it in my data closet and I rarely open it.

Cons: It took a little finessing to get it working the way I like it. It initially appeared as a 6-tuner, then I set up a second PC to use it but then it said there weren't any available tuners for the first PC. I then removed and then re-added it to the first PC and it appeared as a 4-tuner. After cycling power/rebooting everything it got added correctly.

Other Thoughts: I've got a dedicated Win8 Pro system for my Media Center PC and a wired GBit network (with non-cheap hardware) in my home. I've got a SSD for my system drive, so I have a super-fast boot, and use a standard HDD for my recordings.

Every 3 months or so I will have to cycle power on the Ceton because my PC will say there were no tuners available. Everything in my house is on a UPS so there are no unexpected power cycles.

I also do not use the beta firmware, but make sure to update this device before you set anything else up - super easy using the Ceton Diagnostics software.

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  • John T.
  • 5/3/2015 4:38:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsHorrifically Annoying

Pros: When it works it is great.

Cons: Completely and totally unreliable. Whoever wrote the code that runs this thing should be fired on the spot. Out of the hundreds of various devices that have passed through my hands over the years I have never dealt with a device that was so inherently annoying to troubleshoot and limited in its ability to be managed.

Other Thoughts: Does not seem to matter that I have a simple, purpose built Win 7 media device with a simple gig network. Prior to this I had 2 seperate Silicondust homeruns and a third pci tuner and they all played together flawlessly without any of the myriad of tweaks this thing takes to run for a few days at a time without a restart. Run, do not walk away from this thing. Will be selling it soon.

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  • andrew s.
  • 3/16/2015 10:33:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsgreat idea but horrible

Pros: Possible to have tv and dvr capability throughout the house. Have fios tv and 50 mbs internet which works well. Good speed never had issues tv picture quality. Got a m- card set up the ceton went well for setup. Then the fun started....

Cons: On going issues of tuner conflicts , no tuner available, weak signal BUT YET I can run ceton diagnostic and the channel will be there and pass the tests completely. Tech support is only accessible by email and it takes at least 2 emails to get a reply at least 2 days after the second email. I wanted 3 tv's to be connected to the ceton each tv to have its own computer connected to our network in the house. Not using wifi but wired connections. Each of these tv's with their computer can stream hi def movies streamed off the internet but yet the ceton eth6 will puke. A waste of money and even worse a huge waste of my time. I am very technical have a good knowledge of windows pc hardware and networks.

Other Thoughts: This was my idea of cutting the cord on cable but after all the frustration I will probably take a different path. If ceton wants to be proactive about these issues find otherwise I'll try home@@n prime or try tv off the net. Btw my smart tv at the opposite end of house from the a.c. router can stream hd movies on wifi but I can't get the ceton eth6 to send big bang theory via Ethernet. Give me a break

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  • Brandon Y.
  • 2/25/2015 5:59:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDisappointing

Pros: 6 Tuners in one box. Works over Ethernet.

Cons: Poor quality. Runs very hot.

Other Thoughts: I purchased this device to replace two SD Homerun Primes. I wanted to consolidate all my tuners on to one device. The setup was easy and getting the CableCard paired with the device was painless. WMC saw the tuners and added it to the setup. I was able to watch live TV for 15 minutes then it stopped. The device reinitialize itself and the LED was constantly flash blue then red and blue again. I contacted Cox, and had them double check make sure IDs are correct on their end. They indicated that they have the correct IDs. After 30 minutes of troubleshooting, I went back to the SD devices and it works perfectly. This is the second Ceton device I've puchased. The first was the Echo media extender and it was horrible. After this experience, I'm writing off Ceton. Big kudos to NewEgg. The RMA was painless.

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