One problem we almost had is that the CableCARD will go in backwards, luckily we didn’t bend any pins before we discovered our mistake. A fork of the manufacturer’s drivers are available on GitHub which has been tested to compile on kernels up to version 4. Weather Channel ch comcast Philly or Discovery Channel mplayer doesn’t open using-. You can also find the latest firmware files for the device on that page. Bottom line What it really comes down to is that we love the InfiniTV 4.

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We feel confident saying this based on only a few weeks of use and we admit that there are many other scenarios to consider. Next to that, there will be a link for the Host ID or Pairing Information screen the exact wording will vary depending on your cable operator’s configuration.

If you’re running Ubuntu, this is an add-on package that won’t convert your entire system to a new distro. Information like signal-to-noise ratio, signal level, temperature ours ran about C and even what CCI cetton is set on a particular program, are all really useful.

In fact the hardest part will probably be convincing your cable company that your PC can accept the card — we suggest that you tell the nice gent on the phone that you have a TiVo. Skip backwards 5 seconds giving yourself a second buffer and it should clear up.

Once the above is done, you should test output using infinltv as per the README’s instructions that came with the driver. Fortunately Ceton also makes available a TA add-on for their card called “ctntad” on the same download page as the driver. They said it was mistakenly set up for a set-top box.


Ceton InfiniTV 4 CableCARD tuner review

This really comes down to which provider you use and what contracts they have with the content creators. One test we can’t wait to do is to see if we can get a TiVo owner to switch.

This page was last modified on 28 Decemberinfonitv The Ceton card runs a DHCP server so most distros will automatically give your machine an IP address on the ctn0 device once you install the driver. Another thing we didn’t get to test was the network bridging support.

Then click “Set Channel. If not, you can do it after getting the device set up. There infiintv even a verbose log file that was greek to us, but came in very handy when we emailed it to Ceton to get to the bottom of our issue — it was also great to see how responsive and supportive the Ceton techies are.

Ceton InfiniTV 4 – MythTV Official Wiki

Try a few other channels on the web interface as well, and repeat the experiment. Bottom line What it really comes down to is that we love the InfiniTV 4. If you look cetton the page, about half way you will see a heading labeled Card Applications.

It can’t get a lock and I can’t view anything — The key here ceotn be the codes: Installation The InfiniTV 4 works exactly like you’d expect; you pop open the case and drop it into a free PCI-E 1x or higher slot, load indinitv simple driver, call your cable company and ask them to bring a multi-stream CableCARD S-cards do exist but are rare at this point and connect the coax cable. This is especially true when you consider how difficult it’s been for HTPC fans to record premium content until now.

Ceton InfiniTV 4

There really isn’t anything more fascinating to share about it, but we can say that in the short time we had to evaluate the card, we only had one problem. You ibfinitv with it via a web browser, much like a home router. Cetkn obtain the information they will ask you, go to the IP address for the card and select CableCARD from the horizontal menu at the cetln.


There are reports on the Internet of the card working out-of-the-box with Ubuntu One problem we almost had is that the CableCARD will go in backwards, luckily we didn’t bend any pins before we discovered our mistake. In MythTV you will want to create four “Ceton Cablecard tuner” recorders for each installed Ceton card you probably only have one card.

Whenever you want to re-access inifnitv tuner from the remote machine, you can re-run the above command. This spec was written for single tuner cards and we reached out to CableLabs about changing it.

At some point during the install three sets of numbers will show up on the screen, your friendly cable installer calls ’em in, and with any luck you’ll be enjoying the same HD goodness as those with a xeton set-top box can — other than video on demand anyways.

Sadly some providers mark everything Copy Once 0x01 which means the content is pretty much locked down. It took several tries by the Comcast representative before they were able to get the new card up and running. You want them to have the following settings:.