Buy anonimouse an xmas pressie?

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A myth box, eh ? by sasquatchan (4.00 / 1) #1 Fri Nov 17, 2006 at 04:50:52 AM EST
Yeah, I've heard of those things. Never seen one, mind you..

Cue other jokes.. by anonimouse (4.00 / 1) #3 Fri Nov 17, 2006 at 05:05:01 AM EST
Its a mythtery. Its a myth they exist....

Girls come and go but a mortgage is for 25 years -- JtL
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bad jokes aside by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #4 Fri Nov 17, 2006 at 05:20:34 AM EST
what I've read/heard is that they are finnicky, PITA to assemble/put together. An older joke was, has anyone ever actually managed to get one working ? I've not looked in on progress in a while, so it might have advanced.

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I believe it has by anonimouse (2.00 / 0) #5 Fri Nov 17, 2006 at 05:32:26 AM EST
And in the event of failure, one shall have Windows XP Media edition handy. :-)

Girls come and go but a mortgage is for 25 years -- JtL
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Have two by notafurry (2.00 / 0) #6 Fri Nov 17, 2006 at 06:21:13 AM EST
One backend/frontend combo in the living room, one frontend-only in the den. Works fine.

I highly, highly, highly recommend Jarod's Guide. Bare metal to working, full-feature system with Fedora Core 6 in a couple of hours. You'll want to do a kitchen-sink install, play with the system, then go back and do it again; the second time will be faster, you'll be better at picking out what you want and need, and you'll be happier with the result. I also rebuild the systems once in a while, partly from a need to tinker.

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Planning on plugging a TV receiver by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #2 Fri Nov 17, 2006 at 04:54:58 AM EST
into my (266MHz) router. We'll see if it can take care of the business of streaming the (DVB) data to a disc or across the wireless network.

But otherwise I have no experience of MythTV.

Dell 2405 FPW by thunderbee (2.00 / 0) #7 Fri Nov 17, 2006 at 11:43:25 AM EST
24", 16/9
I believe they use the same LCD panel as the apple cinema display, almost half the price for twice the features (combo card reader, usb, multiple input, yada yada).
It's great for work (I have a lot of rxvts open), great for games (UT2004, yum) and great for movies (obviously).

I've heard that too by Cloaked User (2.00 / 0) #8 Sat Nov 18, 2006 at 03:20:40 AM EST
I forget where, but I've definitely heard the same thing about the Dells using the same panel as Apple's monitor.

Very, very tempting, if I could only scrape together the money. Ah well...

This is not a psychotic episode. It is a cleansing moment of clarity.

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If you look on ebay by anonimouse (2.00 / 0) #10 Mon Dec 11, 2006 at 08:12:39 AM EST
The £700+ cost sinks to £400 or so.

Girls come and go but a mortgage is for 25 years -- JtL
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no myth tv... by bobdole (2.00 / 0) #9 Sat Nov 18, 2006 at 08:42:41 AM EST
but a windows mediacenter thing from scratch. Wouldn't do again. The amount of money and agony spent on making the darn thing silent doesn't really making tempting to go back for seconds.

I'd rather buy something off the shelf the next time, given that they can tell me that it's quiet. Then again myth-tv probably has an easier HCL than windows mce, giving you more room to wiggle about.
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