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

Jason Spears shadestalker at gmail.com
Thu Jan 17 17:11:51 UTC 2008

On Jan 9, 2008 7:05 PM, Michael Nguyen <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).

IMO you should teach him to fish.  Newegg gift certificate and some
sage guidance would go a long way toward providing maximum pleasure
from the sense of accomplishment, rather than just handing him a
turnkey system.  Let him make the requirements and design decisions
based on what you know he needs to know, and the system will more
accurately reflect what he wants and needs.

Just my $.02. :)


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