[mythtv-users] Cases for a Myth Frontend

Sarah Katherine Hayes sarah at sarahhayes.is-a-geek.net
Tue May 13 22:36:25 UTC 2008

Fredrik Hallgarde wrote:
> Kevin Kuphal skrev:
>> On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 2:07 PM, Eric Mesa <ericsbinaryworld at gmail.com 
>> <mailto:ericsbinaryworld at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>     In the near future I'm going to be building a frontend for the
>>     bedroom so we can easily watch all of our pre-recorded programs. 
>>     Does anyone have experience with either of these cases:
>>     http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?item=N82E16811133029
>>     http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?item=N82E16811163103
>>     Any reason not to use one or the other?
>> Price?  I have this case in my frontend and it works great and looks 
>> nice enough
>> http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?p=CA-1290B30&c=fr&pid=5fdffe17b689b5a896b2d53254b53e5b9b6101749e22b397a209897aa5dc53c8 
>> <http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?p=CA-1290B30&c=fr&pid=5fdffe17b689b5a896b2d53254b53e5b9b6101749e22b397a209897aa5dc53c8>
>> (I bought it from NewEgg when they carried it)
>> Kevin
> If you are considering $400 for an FE case, please read first bullet:
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/320089
> My 2c
Or for 200 less (give or take) an AppleTV unit, a quick software hack 
and instant SD frontend by all accounts.*

*HD being dependent on where you are in the world, the ATV's ability to 
brute force the codec without PureVideo if your not in an mpeg2 region.

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