[mythtv-users] MythTV as a Gift (Hardware Recommendations)
david at segall.net
Thu Jan 10 12:03:03 UTC 2008
> The Antec fusion is a good silent case, it has 120mm fans and the PSU is
> quite silent.
> Drawbacks of the fusion is that it´s mATX only. Many cases including the
> fusion are quite deep with all connectors and stuff attached to the
> back, take that into the equation.
I'm also happy with my Antec Fusion case.
I´ve replaced the antec fans in my fusion with nexus fans to quiet it
> For harddrives I´d go with Western Digital GP drives, I´m using samsung
> drives today but they vibrate a bit to much.
I don't think vibrating hard drives should be a problem because the case
comes with soft mounts for the drives.
> Microsoft mediacenter remote with Ir-sender, newer fusion V2 has
> integrated ir reciver but no sender.
I have the old Fusion case and followed the instructions at
get the VFD working but the volume control still does not work. There is
a note on the page about the newer versions of the case.
> On Jan 10, 2008 1:05 AM, Michael Nguyen <michaeln at twentyten.org
> <mailto:michaeln at twentyten.org>> wrote:
> Hey guys,
> So, a friend has been thinking of giving MythTV a go, but he is a pure
> Windows guy. I thought I'd do something nice and build him a snazzy
> MythTV box since I'm quite a bit better with Linux than he is. Since
> it's a gift, I'd really like to get it right the first time. If you
> guys were building a dream MythTV box, what would you buy? I want to
> get something pretty as well so that it looks like a real appliance (I
> was looking at those Shuttle cases).
> If you guys were building something for your mother, what would you get?
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