[mythtv-users] Small Form Factor Frontend

Jeff Walther trag at io.com
Fri Aug 6 14:45:40 UTC 2010

> Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2010 17:23:56 -0600
> From: Brian Wood <beww at beww.org>

> On Thursday, August 05, 2010 05:06:08 pm JWA wrote:
>> On Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 15:36, Chuck Peters <cp at ccil.org> wrote:
>> > http://i.dell.com/resize.aspx/optiplex-780-usff-aio_500/149/100
>> >
>> > I would like something small and quiet and the Dell Optiplex 780 Ultra
>> > Small form factor look nice, but at $980 is also seems about double
>> > what it should cost.  It would be nice to hide the machine behind the
>> > monitor.  Has anyone built small form factors with the stands like
>> > that?  What parts did you use?

>> Foxconn makes a little ION system that comes with a Vesa mount:
>> http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=foxconn+ion&x=0&y=0

> Interesting, but $15 for a little black paint seems silly.
> Sure looks like a Revo, but without the eSATA port and 2.5" hard drive,
> for the same price.
> No SPDIF port, but the Revo has the same problem.

I was looking at this case yesterday:


It appears to include a mounting bracket for the back of a VESA monitors. 
I'm not sure how that works.  What if you want to use a wall mount for the

Anyway, I thought I'd throw that out there.  I discarded it for my
particular application, too low, but perhaps someone else will find it
helpful.  Frys stocks it as well.

Jeff Walther

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