Between now and the Consumer Electronics Show next year, it will be fascinating to hear how many more announcements are made regarding CableCARD enabled products for the consumer. On my IMac, I can currently watch unscrambled TV through a ConvertX PVR while surfing on the web. The access to more channels, like HBO or Disney, currently scrambled, would be enabled with an updated box allowing for a CableCARD. And how soon will we have to wait till TIVO announces a new box with a CableCARD reader.
Are these 2 PCs the ultimate devices; I doubt it. But it is good to read that manufacturers are starting to embrace the CableCARD concept.