[mythtv-users] Legality of selling MythTV and its Components?
kuphal at dls.net
Wed May 3 20:28:56 UTC 2006
Steven Ihde wrote:
> I agree there is potential here. Not from me, I've already invested a couple
> hundred bucks and at least ten trips to Fry's Electronics so I can't stop
> now! But finding the right combination of fanless or very quiet devices that
> will all work together and fit into a good-looking small case turned out to
> be quite a bit more work than I thought, and I still don't think my wife
> likes it, she just doesn't hate it enough to veto it.
> If I find myself looking for a second front-end, I would seriously consider
> buying from a fellow enthusiast who provided a website with lots of pictures;
> detailed, complete specs for the hardware; and precise measurements of the
> case (so I could see if it would fit where I wanted it). I guess two main
> problems would be (1) people finding the website might just avail themselves
> of your "free research" and buy the same hardware themselves and assemble it,
> and (2) getting the word out -- I didn't think to look for something like
> this, I just went and did it myself.
This is really the rub. No one is building these boxes at home with
unlimited budgets. We're all cash strapped. Unless you can sell the
bundle for significantly less than I can go out and buy all the same
components myself + shipping and warranties, etc., then I don't see any
pre-bundled solution taking off. The bottom line is I'm a cheap skate
and I'll get it wherever it is cheapest.
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