[mythtv-users] The new Acer Aspire X1200 - $459, looks great, could be a combined FE/BE
jedi at mishnet.org
Wed Jul 9 16:53:05 UTC 2008
On Wed, Jul 09, 2008 at 07:59:29AM -0400, Josh White wrote:
> A nice looking case, one that looks like a piece of home theater equipment,
> rather than a PC in the living room has value to some people. To others, it
> has little value.
Let's be clear here.
There are actually very few PC cases, even HTPC cases, that have the
same footprint as a normal AV component. Even your bestest most
expensive and prettiest HTPC cases "aren't going to fit".
This is why my frontends are minis.
Even something like the Fusion is still going to have a considerable
amount of "PC" look to it.
> No one is going to convince me that having a home theater component that
> looks like a home theater component is a bad idea. For some people, it's
Low profile PC's tend to fit this mold better than fancy tower cases.
> worth spending a few more dollars on looks, and for others, they'll happily
> leave surround sound cables duct-taped to their carpet, and they'd rather
> not spend an extra cent on a nice looking case (that also happens to perform
> quite well).
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