I thought I had linked to this post by my co-worker, Keith Combs, digital guru extraordinaire, but I guess I didn’t, so here it is http://blogs.technet.com/keithcombs/archive/2007/08/05/oem-s-start-to-quietly-ship-windows-vista-cablecard-hdtv-capable-pc-s.aspx.

Plus this snippet:

“Finally !!!  After six months since the official Windows Vista launch date, we're starting to see the PC based HDTV DVR field start to have some competition.  Timing could not be better because Intel recently slashed the Core 2 Quad Q6600 processor pricing and before long, it will become a standard offering.  I like to leap processor generations so my aging single proc home MCE 2005/Vista Ultimate machine is going to get a nice face lift over the next 6-8 months.”