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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by GDenoncourt, Aug 10, 2003.

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  1. GDenoncourt

    GDenoncourt Thread Starter

    Mar 5, 2003
    Does anyone have pics of HP casemosd? I need ideas for a new HTPC project. My plan is to take my Gigabyte GA7ZMM and 1 ghz Duron which I jumper overclocked to 1.15 ghz. I also picked up an ATI All In Wonder 128 pro for 40 bucks. I also have a sterio to RCA jack converter.That and an extra 40 gb HDD, a DVD drive, and all of my DIVX movies shared on the network should let me:

    Watch DIVX on my 22inch TV
    Save TV programs
    Schedule digital taping of TV shows
    Pause Live TV
    Get one of those WinTv Descrambler programs
    Save VHS on my computer and convert them to DIVX
    Plug in my my video camara saving all of the video digatally
    Play Counter Strike on my TV!
    Play any other games that will run on a 32 mb video card.
    Give my DVD player to my sister and watch DVDs from my DVD drive.

    Any Suggestions/Pictures of case mods for this BOX? I want to make it Black to match my TV set.
  2. gotrootdude


    Feb 19, 2003
    I added a desk to one corner of my living room, put a monitor on it, then added a gyration cordless optical suite (25ft range). Then I put the outputs to the TV using a 3 way switch. That way when we're not useing the PC on the TV, someone can use the monitor at the desk by simply taking the mouse and keyboard over to it.
    I added a k-world TV/Tuner w/remote for recording shows. I use
    Winamp 2 with the cdg plugins for karaoke. epsx for playing playstation, zsnes for super ninetendo, and a few more console emulators. IE N64, nintendo, sega, mame. A long USB hub with 4 10 button joysticks attached makes the ultimate game platform.
    $4 joysticks w/10 buttons similar to consoles can be found here.
    http://www.compgeeks.com/details.asp?invtid=PCJOYPAD-BLU-N&sourceid=00384104774967759786 use promo code "bensbargains" for 10% off

    I also use a program called voiceflux to voice control the setup.

    And a program called modemspy to allow the PC to announce who's calling using caller ID over the TV's speakers.
    Truster is used to create a lie detector that can be used on the modem telephone line.

    Some home automation equipment on clearance from radioshack tied in with the voice control through macros allow me to voice control the lights in the house. Such as, I can simply say "living room lights down two" to dim the living room lights".

    I'm not using any HTPC programs to run it. I've got win2000 on it, with talisman desktop v.2 to give it special interfaces.

    Another neat thing to do with it is to use vital desktop to run a screensaver as your desktop background. http://www.vital-desktop.com/
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