[mythtv-users] Computer case recoomendations

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Fri Jan 26 19:44:15 UTC 2007

On 1/26/07, Duane Griffin <duaneg at dghda.com> wrote:
> On 26/01/07, Robert Seaton <bobs at itproscorp.com> wrote:
> > I think I have narrowed my search down to either the Antec fusion, or
> > the Silverstone LC16M. The LC16M has more features, and has an
> > integrated IR receiver which in my opinion is a major plus. It also has
> > buttons for manual operation. I'm just wondering since this case seems
> > to be built for MCE, how hard it would be to get all of these extra
> > features working on Linux. The Antec fusion has a much better design,
> > however I would have to hack it in order to integrate the IR receiver.
> > Any opinions here from anyone? Input would be grateful.
> I used the LC16M for my combined BE/FE setup. I needed plenty of PCI
> slots and also wanted space for adding extra hard-drives, so a full
> ATX case was the best option. Overall I'm very happy with it, and it
> certainly looks very nice. However there are a few issues you should
> be aware of:
>  * The integrated IR receiver seems to be quite non-standard. I've not
> managed to get the central "cursor" keys on the remote working, which
> makes it rather hard to use. It doesn't seem to work with other
> remotes at all.
>  * The keys on the case are easily handled but so far I've not managed
> to get the knob working.
>  * The optical drive door looks nice but it makes a loud and rather
> hideous scraping sound when opening and closing.
>  * It uses 3-4 USB ports internally and has 3 front USB ports, so if
> you want them all to work you will need plenty of USB headers.
>  * It is fairly big (and heavy), so do check it will fit OK.
> I suspect my problems with the remote are fixable. It seems to work
> fine for others so probably it is something stupid I'm doing there.

Duane, I'll put a page up on the Wiki documenting how I got the knob
and remote to act as a directional instead of a cursor. Both are
simple enough.

The IR is non-standard, but like I mention, any good learning remote
should work (Harmony, MX-500, One-For-All, etc).

You can resolve the cd drive scraping sound with some tape.

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