It seems there are a lot of benefits in being the big boys on the block. The writers at Engadget had two Dell XPS 410s (estimated cost of $3,400) with CableCard support delivered to them yesterday.á One installation went smoothly while the other was a comedy of errors, similar to the PCMag.com article. Here are the links to the articles.
Installing a CableCard media center: Fiasco
The articles are worth the read though I wish they had some video footage of the system.á CableCard installation seems a hit or miss prospect, with the misses being very painful.á It should make anyone nervous about shelling out over $3,000 for such a system.
If you have any questions about CableCards and media centers, head on over to Engadget.com and post your questions in the comment section.
(Via Chris Lanier’s blog)