The Ceton InifiniTV 4 tuner card was initially advertised to offer turner sharing. This means that it would have allowed the Ceton InfinitTV4 in one HTPC to be configured to work as a virtual tuner on another Windows Media Center PC. Unfortunately CableLabs quickly put a stop to that, since then it has been reported that CableLabs had a change of heart and revised the OCCUR spec accordingly.
Mainly it was the OCUR spec that delegates what a CableCARD tuner is allowed to do, which had the most significant change, now enabling each tuner to be paired with different PCs at the same time. The updated capability which will be provided in the form of a firmware upgrade lets the user with one quad tuner to use it on four HTPCs concurrently over the network. The other change is the ability to transmit securely Copy Freely content, users will have access to some premium HD content.
Well, Ceton’s InfiniTV 4 CableCARD tuner is looking a lot more useful and attractive right now. This is good news folks.