[mythtv-users] This box is screaming to be a MyhTV Frontend! Off the shelf PC STB

David Whyte david.whyte at gmail.com
Sat Nov 13 12:16:51 UTC 2004

hmmm....I am planning on putting the guts of an XBox in a simialr form
 factor, if you actually can (I don't have the XBox yet so don't know
what the internals are like).

Still, as a fellow Aussie, I am keen to see us getting some of the
good stuff too :P

On Sat, 13 Nov 2004 23:07:13 +1100, Andrew J <ajpalm at optushome.com.au> wrote:
> "Internally, the player is a circa-1999 PC, heavily customized. Akimbo
> uses Windows CE.Net for its core operating system, rather than embedded
> Linux, which seems to be more widely used. The unit houses a custom
> motherboard with an Intel 815G chipset, a 733MHz Celeron processor and
> 64MB of SDRAM."
> Hardware layout picture is here
> http://common.ziffdavisinternet.com/util_get_image/8/0,1311,sz=1&i=84167,00.jpg
> Standard PC board, 80gb HDD, RAM is upgradeable to the looks of it!
> Built in TV out, Digital out, networking and USB for wireless in a nice
> sexy STB looking size! Not too badly priced at $299!
> Now to get some MythTV support behind it. Links are
> http://www.akimbo.com
> Review (Lots of pics)
> http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0%2C1558%2C1725189%2C00.asp
> Just hope it does pal and has a 240volt power supply for us Aussies ;)
> Andrew
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