[mythtv-users] MythTV as a Gift (Hardware Recommendations)

David Segall david at segall.net
Thu Jan 10 12:03:03 UTC 2008

> The Antec fusion is a good silent case, it has 120mm fans and the PSU is 
> quite silent.
> Drawbacks of the fusion is that its mATX only. Many cases including the 
> fusion are quite deep with all connectors and stuff attached to the 
> back, take that into the equation.
I'm also happy with my Antec Fusion case.
  Ive replaced the antec fans in my fusion with nexus fans to quiet it
> further.
> For harddrives Id go with Western Digital GP drives, Im using samsung 
> drives today but they vibrate a bit to much.
I don't think vibrating hard drives should be a problem because the case 
comes with soft mounts for the drives.
> Microsoft mediacenter remote with Ir-sender, newer fusion V2 has 
> integrated ir reciver but no sender.
I have the old Fusion case and followed the instructions at 
<http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Volume_Knob_on_Antec_Fusion> to 
get the VFD working but the volume control still does not work. There is 
a note on the page about the newer versions of the case.

> On Jan 10, 2008 1:05 AM, Michael Nguyen <michaeln at twentyten.org 
> <mailto:michaeln at twentyten.org>> wrote:
>     Hey guys,
>     So, a friend has been thinking of giving MythTV a go, but he is a pure
>     Windows guy.  I thought I'd do something nice and build him a snazzy
>     MythTV box since I'm quite a bit better with Linux than he is.  Since
>     it's a gift, I'd really like to get it right the first time.  If you
>     guys were building a dream MythTV box, what would you buy?  I want to
>     get something pretty as well so that it looks like a real appliance (I
>     was looking at those Shuttle cases).
>     If you guys were building something for your mother, what would you get?
>     Michael


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