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Ceton InfiniTV 4 USB First Look

 

Ceton InfiniTV 4 USB First Look

Today we received a much anticipated package from a little company based out of Kirkland Washington. Of course it was the Ceton InfiniTV 4 USB! We haven’t had a chance too hook it all up yet, but we were able to inspect everything that came in the package and snap off a few quick photos for all of you. It should be noted that immediately after receiving the quad-tuner USB CableCARD tuner we were contacted by Ceton to inform us that there are a few cosmetic flaws with the review units. They assured us that the problems have already been corrected for production, but in case you noticed the flaws in the photos we wanted to let you know the cause.

Inside the box there were only three things: the tuner device, the AC adapter, and a USB cable to connect the tuner to the computer. It would have been nice if it would have also included a coax cable, but we have plenty of those laying around anyway.

Taking a quick glance around the InfiniTV 4 USB starting at the business end of the box you’ll find the cable input to the far left, with the CableCARD slot directly to the right of it. Of course you’ll only want to insert an M-Card (multi-stream CableCARD) into that slot. To the right of that is the USB type-B port, and to the far right is a jack for the power adapter. Other than the copious amount of vents on the top and bottom of the case, and the Ceton logo across the top, you won’t find anything else on the device’s curved case. While notification lights might have been useful it’s hard to argue that the minimilistic design approach isn’t gorgeous. We also would have loved to have seen a USB type-A port for connecting a switched digital video tuning adapter directly to it.

Check back in a few days for a full review. We’ll be picking up yet another CableCARD and getting this beauty hooked up tomorrow!

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Josh Pollard

Josh has been writing software since his parents brought home their first computer. His love for gadgets and technology eventually spurred a passion for home theater technology. After starting the DMZ, he received Microsoft’s MVP award for Windows Media Center. Even though the beloved home theater PC platform is all but dead he continues to tinker with consumer entertainment technology. He’s a life-long gamer and DIY smart home enthusiast. He co-hosts the Entertainment 2.0 podcast with Richard Gunther and the DMZ’s gaming podcast, Story Players, with Joe DeStazio.