Ceton Announces New Retail Partners and Instant $100 Rebate for Purchases Made Before June 30

Ceton InfiniTV 4

We’ve been curious about the sudden slew of retailers popping up over the weekend offering aggressive pricing on InfiniTV 4 digital cable tuners. Ceton has just answered our questions with a press release detailing their new authorized retail partners including D&H Distributing, Micro Center, the Microsoft Store, Newegg and Velocity Micro.

The big reductions in price from new retailers can be explained by a new promotion Ceton is offering which is a $100 instant rebate on any InfiniTV purchase made before June 30th, 2011. It looks like cable operators across the country had better stock up on CableCARDs.

If you’re interested in tracking and sharing the latest deals for the InfiniTV, you can keep up to date in this thread in our Hot Deals Forum.

Full Press Release:

Ceton Announces Additional Partners and Special Promotion for InfiniTV Digital Cable TV Solutions


Company introduces D&H Distributing, Micro Center, the Microsoft Store, Newegg and Velocity Micro as new distribution and retailer partners and $100 instant rebate promotion


KIRKLAND, WA — June 6, 2011 Ceton Corporation today announced that their best-selling line of InfiniTV digital cable TV solutions is now available for immediate purchase through four additional retail partners. Micro Center, the Microsoft Store, Newegg and Velocity Micro join existing retailers Amazon, Cannon PC, Fluid Digital and Zones as authorized retailers for Ceton solutions. In addition, the company has added D&H Distributing as a distribution partner for retailers, systems builders and OEMs who wish to offer Ceton products. In celebration of its expanding retail footprint, Ceton also announced a special $100 promotion for new InfiniTV purchases made before June 30, 2011. Anyone purchasing a new InfiniTV 4 product through one of the authorized retailers listed above between June 6 and June 30, 2011 will receive a $100 instant rebate at the time of purchase.


“The addition of leading PC and consumer electronics distributors and retailers like D&H Distributing, Micro Center, the Microsoft Store, Newegg and Velocity Micro to our roster of partners is indicative of the broad interest we’re seeing in bringing multi-tuner digital cable TV to the PC. We’re excited to offer a special customer promotion to celebrate this important milestone,” said Gary Hammer, president and chief executive officer of Ceton Corp. “In addition to selling our currently-shipping InfiniTV 4 product, these partners will be well positioned to meet the demand expected for our upcoming InfiniTV 4 USB and InfiniTV 6 solutions in the coming months.”


A Ceton InfiniTV-equipped PC with Network Tuners enabled makes exciting new entertainment scenarios possible in the home, including:


  • Up to 4 different PCs, or TVs using Media Center Extenders, can each receive live HDTV cable programming from a single InfiniTV 4-equipped PC, all from one cable TV coax connection (up to 6 PCs will be supported by the company’s upcoming InfiniTV 6 model).
  • Live cable TV programming can be delivered to laptops, Tablet PCs, and All-in-One PCs without a PCIe slot. Now premium cable TV movies and programs can be recorded on the laptop or Tablet PC and watched later on the plane, in the car, at the airport, or on the go.
  • Connect your Xbox 360 as a Media Center Extender for whole-home entertainment. Watch part of a recording in one room, pause, and begin right where you left off in another room.
  • Additional tuners can be added to the home entertainment environment by adding additional InfiniTV devices, in either internal or external form factors, to the home network.

About Ceton Corporation

Ceton Corporation is developing the next-generation of in-home digital entertainment and communication solutions. Combining stellar hardware and software engineering capabilities with market-making, patent-pending technology, Ceton aims to help unlock the potential of the digital home to unleash a new generation of in-home connected entertainment and communication services for PC and device makers, software developers and consumers. More information about Ceton and its solutions is available at http://www.cetoncorp.com.


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  • I gather that Ceton is not

    I gather that Ceton is not actually lowering their price but is only offering the promotional rebate based on the full retail price of $399.  This promotion appears to be timed to draw potential buyers away from the upcoming SD HDHR Prime release.  I wonder if Ceton will make the price drop permanent after the rebate period expires.  I’d think they’d almost have to if they expect to be competitive with SD.  Ceton has been the only player in town so far with a cablecard tuner but I expect sales will start dropping off if they don’t restructure their pricing.  Perhaps their new models will hit the streets in the next month or two to bolster sales.  The six tuner model will definitely be competitive with the similar SD model simply by virtue of the fact that it only needs a single cablecard vs. two for the SD.  The next couple of months could get interesting.

  • Still going to hold out for

    Still going to hold out for the Prime, but competition is good Smile. I’m glad to see that Ceton is getting serious about expanding to other retail partners and that the competition between them means that the price no longer remains fixed.

  • I pre-ordered the Prime a few

    I pre-ordered the Prime a few hours after they announced it available. Just cancelled my order because on Amazon, I would get the infiniTV for $10 less than I would have gotten the Prime for (with shipping & tax included). Not a bad deal for 1 extra tuner!