Surprise! CableCARD is alive and awesome
DIY home-theater PC builders have waited a long time for a product like Ceton’s InfiniTV 4. Drop one of these cards in your machine, insert the multi-stream CableCARD you acquired from your digital cable–TV service provider, and use Windows Media Center in Windows 7 to watch high-definition TV and record as many as four simultaneous high-definition streams—including encrypted premium content such as HBO and Showtime. Boom! Your PC is now a four-tuner DVR cum media server, and you can dump your service-provider’s lousy set-top box.