[mythtv-users] My next Myth box

DTR dtr at edenforge.com
Thu Sep 2 16:41:45 EDT 2004

Jarod Wilson wrote:

> DTR wrote:
>> Jarod Wilson wrote:
>>> DTR wrote:
>>>> 6 grand for a p4 2.8, a 30 inch LCD and a set of toy speakers???  Ouch!
>>>> For 6k you should be able to put together a put together a similar 
>>>> package yourself with a real receiver and speakers that will peel 
>>>> the paint off your walls.
>>> I already have a very nice Yamaha sound system (and it can peel 
>>> paint), a 47" HDTV and an Athlon XP 3200 myth box. The price isn't 
>>> the point. The form-factor is. You can't just "put together a similar 
>>> package".
>> You mean the ugly-massive-integrated-LCD/CPU-eyesore-on-the-wall form 
>> factor?
> You don't like it, don't get it, you're welcome to your own opinion. I'm 
> struggling to see why you think its so ugly. I'd say it isn't flashy and 
> elegant, but it looks pretty unobtrusive to me. But that's just my 
> opinion. There are quite a few people that really like all-in-one designs.
>> And you want to pay *extra* for that?
> Did I, or did I not say: "The price isn't the point"?

Was I or was I not talking about the form factor?

>> One of the main attractions of LCD is the tiny footprint and 
>> elegant/slim profile.
> THE main attraction is the picture quality. And 5.25" *is* a tiny 
> footprint and slim profile compared with many televisions. Yes, there 
> are thinner. But then you need somewhere to stick the computer. No more 
> tiny footprint.

Lovely piece of non-logic here, a cow is a small compared to many 
animals, it doesn't mean it's small.   Who cares if it's small compared 
to a 30" CRT?   It's not a CRT.  I quoted a specific part that has the 
same specs yet is extremely slim with a small footprint i.e. what is 
expected out of an LCD monitor.

>> So basically you are taking one of the best features of LCDs, tossing 
>> it out the window, and charging extra for it.  Meanwhile you can get a 
>> streamlined 30" LCD TV from Dell with the same specs for $2500 and 
>> have $3500 left over for a machine
> One more time, with feeling: the price isn't the point.

One more time, with feeling: I was taking about the form factor. 
Ignore the price and the fact remains, you are discarding one of the 
most attractive features of LCD monitors:  the slim profile/small footprint.

>> which you can toss inside a 1U/2U housing and fit right into your AV 
>> rack/media closet.
> Because 1U and 2U machines are generally SOOOO quiet...

What sound does a "1U" make?   1U refers to a form factor commonly used 
in rack installations.   It has *ZERO* correlation with how quiet the 
resulting machine is.   Use quiet parts and guess what you get?   WOW 

  And then you
> don't have an all-in-one package, which was the whole point. Obviously, 
> this machine wouldn't work for you. But your TV viewing room isn't the 
> only one in consideration here. I don't *want* an AV rack in my bedroom 
> or living room. I've got one in my media room, yes, but an all-in-one 
> design works MUCH better in places where you don't have an AV rack.

So when it's talking about plugging the audio out into your receiver, 
where would this mysterious reciever reside?   In an imaginary AV rack? 
  Or are you going to just leave it running without sound and imagine 
the rest?

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