Niveus' Media Center Monoliths Bring HD DVD and CableCard Support to Your Living Room

Not for the faint of heart, Niveus' new Media Centers are the Rolls Royce of HTPCs. The Vista-based machines bring HDMI output to your PC along with the a next gen HD DVD drive that allows the system to deliver 1080p playback. PVR-wise, the machine will be one of the first PCs to support CableCARDs from your cable company, letting you record TV without the need for a set-top box. All very tempting, but make sure to bring your plastic to the store, as the machines will start at $3,499 (Rainier Edition) as of today.

Press Release [Niveus]