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adam1991

join:2012-06-16
Columbus, OH
reply to NuclearXP9

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

I've been running the Ceton tuner card for 18 months now, ever since the end of analog here in Columbus.

I like it a lot. I spent the money up front to build the PC and buy the tuner and a couple of XBoxes to uses as extenders, but don't regret it one bit.

Think of the Q/Echo as a TIVO alternative.

I'll be beta testing the Echo here in a few weeks. Although, I've gotten used to the XBox having an optical drive, because I still use actual DVDs.

NuclearXP9

join:2012-04-12
Trenton, MI
Adam do you have any further input? I'm looking to do the same with a central server as the TV tuner/dvr/movie server.

I have a large movie library that makes movie browsing a bit pokey. I'm a bit apprehensive that the girls won't like the xbox-extender UI for TV browsing and recording. On the bright side, I was able to stream a blu-ray rip wirelessly so I have that covered.

adam1991

join:2012-06-16
Columbus, OH
Well, I use my own cable modem and the cableCARD rental is only $3/month.

My family has never expressed any issues using the extender UI for TV.

Were you thinking of not hooking your DVR/movie server up to the TV, but instead using solely extenders? I wouldn't do that, myself. There's flexibility available at the DVR that isn't passed through to the extender.

BUT: I will know more once the Ceton Echo is in my hands. We're all hoping some of those limitations disappear with the Echo. Head to thegreenbutton.tv and join in the discussions.

NuclearXP9

join:2012-04-12
Trenton, MI
Yes server would be headless. Two 360 extenders and one echo. As long as we can schedule individual and series recordings and play them back we will be happy

adam1991

join:2012-06-16
Columbus, OH
Oh yeah, you can do that.

I like browsing the web now and then, doing YouTube and the like, and of course I like the Netflix capability. With XBox, you pay extra for that--or else have a separate box to do Netflix (optical player or Roku or whatever).