Kirkland, Wash. -
is now offering its InfiniTV 4 USB quad HD-tuner-equipped digital cable decoder and DVR, which will bring cable programming to any Windows 7 PC for playback on one or multiple TVs in the house.
InfiniTV 4 USB (available now at a $299 suggested retail) is an alternative cable set-top box tuner/DVR designed to use the power and storage capacity of Windows 7 PC to bring new levels of functionality to cable TV viewing on connected PC monitors or TV sets.
The addition of a Media Center extender -- such as an Xbox 360, for example -- will enable viewers to watch live HD shows and have DVR functionality available to multiple TV sets in the house.
Viewers can use their PCs as a home entertainment hub to deliver the benefits of the cable set-top box and DVR without the need to pay monthly DVR fees, and reduce or eliminate any leasing fee for cable set-top equipment.
Combining InfiniTV 4 USB with a Media Center-enabled PC combines multiple sources of TV and video content on a single device. Users can record four simultaneous channels of basic and premium high-definition cable TV plus DVDs, Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and any Internet video service that can be accessed online.
The system also allows the use of the PC's hard drive as a storage medium, giving users more potential storage space than is available on typical cable-company-supplied set-top DVRs.
"With today's economy, consumers are looking for ways to get more out of the gear they already own, and shave a few costs in the meantime," said Gary Hammer, Ceton CEO. "Windows Media Center and InfiniTV 4 USB help families actually get more out of their cable subscription, lets them ditch cable set-top boxes and monthly rental fees, all while giving them a better way to enjoy TV. Ceton's InfiniTV 4 USB is the cornerstone of an entertainment platform that brings all of a family's TV entertainment together on one device -- and just in time for football and the new fall season of shows."
InfiniTV 4 USB is available now from