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Old 09-13-2012, 07:01 PM   #1
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Tivo Premiere XL4 + Tivo minis - Is there anything else like this


I'm eagerly waiting for Tivo mini to come out so I can buy a couple of them along with a Premiere XL4 and equip my whole house.

To play devil's advocate though, if the Tivo mini doesn't materialize: what is the next-best thing? Is there somewhere the Anti-Tivo out there that can provide multi-room TV viewing and recording with CableCards? I'm not looking for Cable-provider-specific solutions.


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Old 09-13-2012, 07:20 PM   #2
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Your only other real Non-TiVo option would be to use Windows Media Center on a Windows 7 PC. with the following:

Either a SiliconDust HD HomeRun Prime 3-Tuner Networked Tuner

Or the Internal Ceton InfiniTV 4 PCIe CableCARD Tuner (or the USB version)

And Ceton will be releasing a Media Center Extender called the "Ceton Echo" sometime before the end of the year, Possibly November and will retail for $179

It will be interesting to see who releases an Extender first Ceton or TiVo.

Ceton is also expected to release a 6 Tuner standalone DVR sometime in the near future? I expect it will retail for $599-$699

Bolt, Roamio Pro, XL4, Premiere 2TB-WD20EURS, & Minis w/ Cisco SDV TA, FW F.2001, Cisco CC FW PKEY1.5.3_F.p.1301

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