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I haven't found a good list anywhere yet. So far, I've found models with a CableCard option from the following companies:


Dell (XPS 420)

Niveus

Okoro

Sony

Velocity Micro


HP seems to have dropped a CableCard option.


Are there any others? Which model is currently considered the best bang for the buck? Which ones are integrated the most carefully?


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Been trying to find out the same thing.....here is another that I found and a couple of quotes that I got from them.....


OPTION #1

Ace LMS250 CableCard Media Center


LMS250 Digital Media Center Case / 500W Power Supply

AMD Maui AM2+ Home Theater Platform

D2Audio DAE-3 Home Theater 7.1 Channel Pre-Amp

AMD 2.3Ghz Phenom X3 8600B Tri-Core CPU

4GB DDR2-800 DIMM Memory (2048x2)

Seagate 1TB 7200 rpm SATA-II Pipeline Hard Drive

LG Blu-Ray Reader / DVD-RW Optical Drive

ArcSoft TotalMedia Software

Internal Cable Card TV Tuner

ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics / Component, HDMI, VGA, 1080P

52x1 Multi Flash Card Reader

Logitech Cordless Keyboard and Optical Scroll Mouse

Microsoft Vista Home Premium

3 Year Parts and Labor Warranty

Lifetime Ace Gold Technical Support @ 1-877-ACE-COMP




$1392.00



Add a Second 1TB Pipeline Hard Drive for $168.00

Add a Hauppauge ATSC / NTSC Dual TV Tuner for $115.00



OPTION #2

Ace LMS251 CableCard Media Center


Antec Fusion Remote Black Media Center Case / VFD Display / Remote

Antec 500W power Supply

AMD Maui AM2+ Home Theater Platform

D2Audio DAE-3 Home Theater 7.1 Channel Pre-Amp

AMD 2.3Ghz Phenom X3 8600B Tri-Core CPU

4GB DDR2-800 DIMM Memory (2048x2)

Seagate 1TB 7200 rpm SATA-II Pipeline Hard Drive

LG Blu-Ray Reader / DVD-RW Optical Drive

ArcSoft TotalMedia Software

Internal Cable Card TV Tuner

ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics / Component, HDMI, VGA, 1080P

Logitech Cordless Keyboard and Optical Scroll Mouse

Microsoft Vista Home Premium

3 Year Parts and Labor Warranty

Lifetime Ace Gold Technical Support @ 1-877-ACE-COMP




$1521.00
 

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Maingear

Cannon PC

I think Pehlam Sloan was doing one a while back, not sure if they still are.

Ace Computing (listed above)

Velocity Micro

Niveus

Okoro Media

Moneual Labs (I think)

Aspen Media Products


Ace has the cheapest one to date and it is based upon the MSI 7411 board which provides killer audio to go with it. Actually a great price for a cablecard system.


I think you will see others coming down on price as well.


This should heat things up nicely.
 

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Originally Posted by Java Jack /forum/post/15549480


Maingear

I think you will see others coming down on price as well.


This should heat things up nicely.

Well, the Sony Vaio VGX-TP25E price seems to have dropped from $2999 (too much!) to $1999.
 
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