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Troy, MI
reply to NuclearXP

Re: Anyone ditching WOW Ultra TV equip. for Ceton?

said by NuclearXP:

Another thought I'm pondering is just what benefits the Q offers over just buying a PCI-E adapter and running your video services through a PC? I have a very fast server I could just leave on to serve up TV to my XBOXes and tons of server disks to record content to. This would even facilitate leaving my DLNA server on all the time that runs on the same server anyway. So I guess to re-ask the question, what does the Q get over a MediaPC setup? Different menu? Search? Anything scheudling related? I think internet TV is a moot feature because TVersity/PlayON could serve up the same content now that a MediaPC is an option.

Others have already answered, but here's my take:

Advantages of Ceton Q over PC w/ PCIe tuner
- Less complex setup (plug-n-play)
- Blu-ray integration (I don't think you could natively play BD from WMC... I could be wrong)
- Probably lower power / quieter ... won't know until it's released
- Looks nicer in your entertainment center
- 6 tuners (InfiniTV PCIe tuner only has 4 tuners)

Advantages of PC w/ PCIe tuner over Ceton Q
- Potentially more "hackable" to add more features/plugins/codec support/etc
- Cheaper (especially if you already have a server or spare PC)