We often send our intern blongo to sift through various companies' dumpsters—he gets to keep whatever food he finds—but most of the time all he comes back with is a handful of useless press releases, some pens, and garlic breath. This time, however, he's discovered that Niveus may be planning to unleash their CableCARD-capable Vista HTPCs next week.

As we explored before, there hasn't been a single Vista CableCARD PC released yet, so if this is true, Niveus will be taking the crown as the first out the door. Which doesn't count for a whole lot months down the line, when better or cheaper devices are released.