The thing I have to ask myself utlimately... which is the better performing tuner. My Ceton at least has its good days and its bad days. I know the cabling I provide to it is vastly better than what was split over and over again back in my Tivo HD days. Still the Tivo was by far a more robust tune with its cobbled together cable drop. This was also true in the bad old days before all the OTA went digital and the stations were allowed to crank up the wattage. In those days my Silicon Dust ATSC tuners were pretty useless and my Tivo was rock solid. Of course the SD Homeruns have worked like a champ since the switchover and wattage boost and now the HDHRs are applainces and I never even thnk about themHaven't physically touched one of them in several years and I always watched my networked stuff directly OTA for the cleaner less compressed signal..
So for those who post on this thread who have both devices would you give a strong nod to either SD or Ceton for tuner performance over the other...
JRiver provides support for the Ceton but it seems to be even more sensitive to signal and timing issues in JRiver. JRiver does allow madVR with the Ceton and if capture is clean the picture is amazing. Just trying to see which future path to head down. I really like networed devices... If you main HTPC goes down fire up that laptop, you know!
I am hoping the newest devices as they hit the market have even more robust tuners in them. In my area a Comcast market I consider the current 4 tuner PCIe Ceton to be barely adequate with the cleanest short signal path possible in my house. The only way I can improve on what I have is to consider using a trap instead of a splitter so that my Cable Modem gets less of the signal on its side that does the Ceton. I only have the one splitter outside and all the cabling is short, sweet, nearly new and directly to the point.
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