Cannon PC shows off media center with 6 CableCARDs
by Brad Linder, posted Jun 20th 2008 11:57AM
Think your TiVo HD is pretty hot stuff because it can record 2 shows at once? Cannon PC, makers of high end media center computers recently demonstrated a system that's cable of recording 6 HDTV programs simultaneously using 6 CableCARDs.
As you can tell from the screengrab, Cannon PC isn't ready to sell a consumer model with 6 CableCARDs just yet. But the company wanted to show that it is possible. Windows Vista Media Center only includes native support for 2 CableCARDs, so the trick isn't just designing a system with a huge hard drive, massive amounts of RAM, and space in the box for 6 tuners. The company also had to adjust the software to allow additional CableCARDs.
You can see the results yourself in a YouTube video posted by Cannon PC.