[mythtv-users] The new Acer Aspire X1200 - $459, looks great, could be a combined FE/BE

Dan Wilga mythtv-users2 at dwilga-linux1.amherst.edu
Wed Jul 9 17:30:19 UTC 2008

At 10:43 AM -0500 7/9/08, Jeff Walther wrote:
>Do folks really find the VFD very useful?   It looks like an additional
>configuration headache for not much real return to me, but then, I'm still
>in the research phase, not the experience phase.

I don't know about the VFD on this particular case, but I have a 16 x 
2 display on my Ahanix/Dvine D5 case that I find invaluable. I don't 
have to have the TV turned on to know that scheduled programs are 
definitely recording. It also helps me to know when someone has left 
the machine playing Live TV (eating up CPU cycles), when the TV 
itself is off.

And, beyond all that, it's a really cool clock/calendar. It's far 
better and more accurate (thanks to NTP) than the one built-into my 

If you ever want to try out the VFD functions in Myth without a 
working VFD, just install LCDproc with the "curses" driver and run it 
from a shell window. Turn on the VFD options in Myth, and watch it go.
Dan Wilga                                                        "Ook."

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