Ceton released a beta firmware that gives beta testers of their quad-tuner CableCARD device the ability to enable network tuner sharing. The guys at TheDigitalMediaZone were the first to report this news on their Entertainment 2.0 Podcast tonight.
Josh at the DigitalMediaZone has done sime initial testing to prove that it works. Josh had this to say:
“Tonight I installed the latest beta firmware, bridged the connection between the tuner card and my ethernet adapter, and setup a secondary PC to use the InfiniTV 4. Once everything is setup on both ends, you simply go through the standard guided setup process on the secondary PC(s) to setup the tuners, as you would any other tuner device. After that it works just like any other tv tuner. I was able to instantly start watching live HD television immediately, without any noticeable lag from the streams being broadcast across my network."
The bad news is you can’t do this yet even if you’re one of the lucky few who have a Ceton CableCARD unless you’re a beta tester. The good news is that it will be available to the public soon.