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Okoro Media Systems has been producing pre-fabricated HTPCs for years now, and even as the niche narrows, they're continuing to be one of the go-to places for new living room computers. Now, the company is looking for ways to convince consumers to spring for an HTPC when they wouldn't otherwise, and the newly equipped SX100 is just the thing. It's just 3" tall, which is extremely slim for a full-fledged HTPC. And despite what you may assume, Okoro has managed to equip the machine with some pretty respectable specifications given the small size and limited airflow room. The 2010 edition SX100 is unique in the fact that it can be ordered with a Quad HD Tuner, which also supports CableCARD. If you... Read more...
For HTPC owners, most thought this day would never come. It's a liberation celebration, and frankly, it's coming way too late. Still, we'll take late over never almost all of the time, so we can't help but thank those involved for finally freeing CableCARDs of the OEM chains. This past week at CEDIA, Microsoft announced that anyone could now purchase an off-the-shelf CableCARD and install it into their system. This has absolutely not been the case in years past. Up until now, users have had to purchase an entirely new system from a certified OEM (think Dell, HP, etc.) with a CableCARD installed at the factory. If you even attempted to install a loose CableCARD into your own machine, you'd never... Read more...