[mythtv-users] Why cant we make a STB?

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Thu Feb 5 20:18:57 UTC 2009

On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 3:15 PM, jedi <jedi at mishnet.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 05, 2009 at 02:54:33PM -0500, Daniel Kristjansson wrote:
>> On Wed, 2009-02-04 at 17:01 -0700, Brian Wood wrote:
>> > Things like UL and FCC certification require a lot of money and time. This is
>> > the sort of "invisible" cost to making your own hardware device that most
>> > people ae totally unaware of.
>> FCC cert yes, but you can avoid the UL cert by using a UL approved
>> external power-supply.
>> The real reason why we don't just grab a few developers and HW geeks
>> and make a cute little device is because it requires you to start a
> ...it sounds like what a lot of us needs is just a better case. I know
> I do. I would love a mATX case that's more along the lines of a Tivo
> footprint but those are few and far between. Even the Antec Fusion
> doesn't quite fit this bill.
>   A reference design mATX case would be very handy.
It would also be nice that the case did not cost something ridiculous
like $150 US.


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