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January 5, 2010 at 5:29 PM

CES: Kirkland’s Ceton releasing quad TV tuners for PCs

Ceton, a Kirkland startup developing advanced TV tuners for Windows 7 PCs, is finally announcing prices and a release date at the Consumer Electronics Show.

An early glimpse at the company’s press release indicates the company’s four-tuner cards will cost $399 and go on sale by April 1.

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The cards will be be manufactured in the PCI Express Low Profile form factor so they’ll fit into slim entertainment PCs, as well as larger desktop systems.

They’re designed to be use with Cablecard devices provided by cable companies; with a “multistream” card the Ceton devices will allow a PC to play and record up to four high-definition channels at once.

Comments | Topics: ballmer, cablecard, CES

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