[mythtv-users] Case suggestions
R. G. Newbury
newbury at mandamus.org
Fri Oct 3 15:18:29 UTC 2008
> R. G. Newbury wrote:
>> Brian Wood wrote:
>>> Raymond Wagner wrote:
>>>> R. G. Newbury wrote:
>>>>> Only problem I have had was that the power LED on the front is a bright
>>>>> piercing blue, and the LCD was also bright, both of which my wife hated.
>>>>> I disconnected the power led and removed lcdproc.
>>>> Why not just buy a sheet of transparency paper, print out gray, and
>>>> cover the LCD and LED. I'm sure there are plenty of other places you
>>>> could find cheap tinted filters as well.
>>> Or just paint nail polish of your favorite color over the LED.
>>> Neutral density filters are available at camera stores and other outlets
>>> to reduce the LCD brightness, or use one of those over-priced "privacy
>> All valid points but gee, guys, I don't need a light to tell me my
>> mythbox is running: it's ON all the time. The only times it wouldn't be
>> would be when the house power goes off. (OK, it could be re-booting...)
>> And it certainly would be ON if we were sitting watching TV!
>> As to the LCD, it was bright, and distracting and in the end not NEEDED.
>> Some people might NEED it on, but I don't. I don't need it for the time
>> or for the channel etc.
>> For that matter I also disconnected the hard drive LED as it's flashing
>> was also distracting.
>> Of course, the box sits directly below the TV right in line of sight...
>> Your Viewpoint May Vary!
> I, too, found the SilverStone LED's WAY too bright. A 10K resistor in
> series with each did the trick. I like being able to tell what kind of
> HD activity is going on from the couch. I can tell it's recording
> something at a glance and with the 10K resistor, the light is barely
> visible, not distracting.
> Also, I agree with Geoff that the LCD turned out to be a novelty that
> wore off quickly. I ended up with the SilverStone LC01, which has
> nothing visible. Very sleek and looks good in the stereo cabinet. I
> had to add a reset button, though, as I was trying to get Windoze
> working when I first built it. Long since gave up on that but I still
> need it once in a while when mythfrontend gets stuck in some endless
> loop of eating memory and swap that (virtually) hangs the machine. But
> I digress... I just wanted to mention the 10K's.
We digress further.....I always have a console available so that Alt-Tab
switches away from the hung mythfrontend. Then a killall mythfrontend
If myth is so hung that that won't work, then yes...reset is necessary.
The LC11 series have a reset button on the front.
To the OP: Back to case suggestions. Most of the 'audio receiver' style
cases have *horizontal* slots for your tuner cards. Logic Supply sell
riser cards, and flexible risers which allow your to fit your tuners. I
had a Via motherboard in my case for almost 2 years. Via make a special
2 slot riser which works in the single PCI slot on a Via motherboard. A
flexible riser and that 2 slot riser allowed me to fit my tuners without
difficulty into the case after I determined that there was no way to
make them fit in the usual manner. The flexible riser was maybe $20...
IIRC the LC11 came with a 2 slot riser and that is what I am presently
using in the case with my tuners.
Please let me know if anything I say offends you.
I may wish to offend you again in the future.
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