[mythtv-users] Case comparison - Silverstone LC16M and Antec Fusion V2 Silver

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Thu Jul 26 06:22:56 UTC 2007

On Jul 25, 2007, at 11:08 PM, Phil Vid wrote:

>> Also, what are peoples opinions on VFDs?  Do you find they are  
>> actually
>> useful?
>> I suppose it might save turning on the tv to queue up some more  
>> music, but 2
>> lines of text sounds like a pretty thin user interface.
> Never used the VFD on mine. The standard text is far too small to read
> from far away, yet the programmable charset is too limited to display
> a bitmap clock on.
> Unless there is one with a full blown bitmap display I wouldn't bother
> with it. That is unless you have eagle eyes or sit right near the box.

I have the Zalman HD-10 case with a 2-line VFD and I use it all the  
time. I love being able to see what's being recorded without turning  
on the 42" LCD. I'll walk by, check it out and maybe watch something  
in progress if it's interesting. Also nice to see what's recording  
while I'm watching something else. I listen to a lot of music and can  
navigate to the music menu and start playing without turning on the  
display. The clock is ancillary since I have plenty of timepieces in  
the living room. 

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