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sub
2005-03-13, 06:49 PM
I've often been curious about what sort of cases etc people are using in the HTPC setup. If you've got a digital camera, how about you post us a pic or two so we can all have a look?

Its bit bright outside, and my digital camera seems to be doing a crap job photographing my setup, but I'll upload some photos later today.

Below is an interesting shot of one of my bookcase shelves. I also have several other devices that are not shown here.

nkh
2005-03-13, 07:42 PM
Impressive collection Sub, you could start a pvr musseum ;)

My setup lives on my desk (and is, I guess, therefor a desktop computer), in this wooden case:
http://www.nk-h.dk/PVR/pvr1.jpg

a mini-itx motherboard on the top shelf, with a pvr-350 (with the blue heatsink) hanging down below next to the harddrives:
http://www.nk-h.dk/PVR/pvr2.jpg

there are some other pictures on my website (http://www.nk-h.dk/miniitx/)....

This is the second go I have had on making a case, the first using an old vcr that would never have been able to fit the harddrives and pvr card http://gbpvr.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif first case (http://www.stolpaaos.dk/read/vis.asp?id=7) (the server has been acting up lately, so if you get an error just keep reloading):

http://www.stolpaaos.dk/read/img/DSCF1371.JPG

sub
2005-03-13, 08:01 PM
I've got a machine in running in an old Mitsubishi VCR. Its quite stylish, but its just running as email server in my closet under the stairs.

reven
2005-03-13, 08:22 PM
ok heres my setup

system specs
Celeron D 330, 2.67ghz
GeForce 6600 AGP 128mb gfx card, hdtv out.
PVR 150 and 350
120 gb sata hdd
DVD Writer (forget which model).
256mb ram (getting another 1gb this week)
iMon remote (so can turn pc on/off via remote, never turn it off thou).
Pretty LCD screen thingy
47" widescreen hdtv.

http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~john.a/images/htpc1.jpg

http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~john.a/images/htpc2.jpg

jorm
2005-03-13, 09:00 PM
I would never be able to convince the wife to put a computer next to my TV. The MVP was the only way, I am just waiting till she starts complaining about the wires. http://gbpvr.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif Sweet setups.

Networker
2005-03-14, 01:21 AM
Okay here is my setup. But let me first say, this is what the future case will be in my A/V rack:

http://www.coolermaster.com/more_images/chassis/cavalier/cav-t04_001.jpg

Here is my PVR (it's the top left box - Shuttle XPC):


http://gallery.cahillww.com/albums/album01/IMG_0803.sized.jpg

This is where I _did_ have my HTPC/PVR, note the DVD & VHS player, this is my main desk, workstation on the left, my wife's
work PC on the right.

http://gallery.cahillww.com/albums/album01/IMG_0804.sized.jpg

Extra Pics:

http://gallery.cahillww.com/albums/album01/IMG_0801.sized.jpg

http://gallery.cahillww.com/albums/album01/IMG_0802.sized.jpg

John

hitek146
2005-03-14, 03:09 AM
I mostly use GB-PVR in my home on one computer to schedule record, and then on my set-top box to view pre-recorded material from the network. I gutted a General Instruments digital cable box, modifying the original power supply to run an ATX-powered motherboard. I wired the IR receiver and the power switch(just for reset, the unit stays on) in the front panel to the motherboard, and configured the system to boot off of the network so there is no hard drive. Here are some low-quality photos I took a while back when I had the unit out of the equipment shelf:
http://www.xceltechnical.com/images/STB_Front.jpg


http://www.xceltechnical.com/images/STB_Top.jpg

This beast is what feeds the network with video. The rackmount server at the bottom of the top photo is a dual-processor unit that is my main transcoding workhorse, in addition to being my Web, VPN, mail, and global DNS server. Above that is a Cisco VoIP router, then a KVM switch. The VideoTek labeled monitor is actually an all-in-one computer I built with a color LCD display. The faceplate came from a commercial 13" picture tube monitor, and the areas where the speakers are now used to be the control and input panels for the monitor. That thing weighed as much as 3 auto batteries, so I pulled the front frame off and built it into a network monitor/video monitor, made possible by it's built in secondary network card and software video capture card. The two Hi-Fi VCRs feed each other, the video monitor, and the blue and white computer barely seen in the bottom-left corner of the bottom photo.

http://www.xceltechnical.com/images/rack_top.jpg

In the second photo, on the shelf below the rack-mount server, is a fibre optic transceiver and the file server. The file server contains 350GB of internal IDE storage, and controls another 200GB of external SCSI storage contained in the 7 drive tower seen in the bottom of the rack. Below that is the WAN hub(with speed graph LEDs http://gbpvr.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif ) and the SCSI system drive of the file server. Below that is the primary router, a Cisco 2621 with 1 Ethernet, 2 Fast Ethernet, and one T1 interface. Below that is a Cisco 2950 switch with the left-most port(port 1) configured to direct all network traffic back to the network monitor in the first photo. Below that is a power strip and a 1500 Watt UPS. At the bottom is an external 47GB SCSI hard drive for the blue and white server to it's left, which has a Radeon All-in-Wonder and a Lifeview TV Walker for the scheduled recording. On the bottom-right is another UPS, and to the right of that is a Dell quad-processor server with a six-drive SCSI array archiving live security footage from here and remotely. This unit also contains a capture card for the local security feed, and another TV card that streams cable television over both the local network and the internet, once logged into the VPN. The security card is also streamed, for viewing both locally and once logged into the VPN. This server also acts as the local DNS and DHCP server and the PXE network boot server for the set-top box....

http://www.xceltechnical.com/images/rack_btm.jpg

So... Depending on which host and port I direct my set-top box to, I can see live TV, security feeds, recorded TV programs, movies, or music...

Hitek

jrockintuitive
2005-03-14, 03:52 AM
That is some setup Hitek. Lucky for me I don't have a digital camera. I would hate to subject myself to a poor showing after your setup.

I will share my 6X inch Mitsubishi TV- Born in 1981. This thing has 3 bulbs (RGB) that project to a mirror and bounces the image to a canvas. Believe it or not, the picture is amazing.

dottore
2005-03-14, 08:47 AM
nice setups!

i won't show you mine, because the pc is behind the tv-set and noone can see it. but i wanted to build a wooden case around the pc and put it in the front. i hope, i can convince my girlfriend!

cwills
2005-03-14, 04:35 PM
Here's my setup, with a Silverstone LC03-B case underneath my TV. Everything for the desktop end is ran either by wires through the crawlspace or wireless to a remote desktop, about 15 feet away on another wall.

http://www.chadsphotos.com/tv.jpg

http://www.chadsphotos.com/pc.jpg

http://www.chadsphotos.com/inside.jpg

hitek146
2005-03-14, 06:30 PM
Pretty.... I see you have a set-top box like mine.... http://gbpvr.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

cwills
2005-03-14, 06:58 PM
Quote[/b] (hitek146 @ Mar. 14 2005,13:30)]Pretty.... I see you have a set-top box like mine.... http://gbpvr.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif
Yeah, but somehow I think your setup is drawing a few more amps than mine. http://gbpvr.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif

Pioneer4x4
2005-03-15, 05:27 PM
OK, I feel like a dolt. How do you put pictures in your post?

sub
2005-03-15, 05:36 PM
If you use the 'add reply' button, then you can use the attach button.

Networker
2005-03-15, 08:25 PM
cwills,

Nice and clean... So the KVM and speaker wires run over to the Silverstone box? How quiet is case and fan setup? I haven't purchased my case yet (as shown in my post earlier) and always willing to find something better, quieter, nicer looking.

John

cwills
2005-03-15, 09:05 PM
d3cypher,

Thanks, keeping it tidy is the only way to keep the wife happy. For cabling I have a shielded video cable, 2 consecutive active USB 2.0 extenders and an audio cable for the speakers. The KB/Mouse are bluetooth with a 30' range. The case and fans don't seem to bother me (or my wife). I have the standard 60mm case fan on the interior rear panel and an additional 80mm fan installed. The optional fan sits underneath the HDD/Floppy cage and helps keep the drives cool. For a P/S I put in an Enermax Noisetaker 470W, which has dual fans and thermostat/rheostat control to help keep a balance between cooling and noise.

I mainly went with this power supply for the separate 12V rails and the extra 4-pin power connector for my videocard, along with the heavy copper-shielding over the ATX power cable to eliminate interference. It was a very tight fit in the case, and my motherboard's (P4C800 Deluxe) ATX power connector was not in a great spot, right underneath the HDD/Floppy drive cage, but it did fit with some effort. I really like the case, it is on the large end for HTPC cases, but I really wanted full-ATX, two drive bays and front USB/Firewire ports. They have a silver model available too. I updated my original post with another pic, I'll insert it here also.



http://www.chadsphotos.com/inside.jpg

reven
2005-03-15, 09:17 PM
Quote[/b] ]One thing missing here, might be a silly question, but where are the humans I only see computers!
who do you think is taking the pictures ? http://gbpvr.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

Pioneer4x4
2005-03-16, 12:10 AM
I will post my setup later tonight. I am typing this on a Blackberry! I am at my daughters gymnastics right now, and killing time...

Networker
2005-03-16, 02:15 AM
ah the crackberry! heh

The case, cwills, is indeed nice. I have the same requirements for a full ATX MoBo, I think, after chatting with reven on IRC today (shameless plug), that I'm going to go with an Intel Proc instead of my plan of using an AMD proc for my next case. This case will only do PVR work and maybe a small game or too.. most of the editing of videos and burning will happen on the current box (shuttle xpc) doing PVR duty.

John

Rich
2005-03-16, 02:29 AM
Here's my setup... It's between the Sony receiver and the Sony DVD player..

The "entertainment center" itself was made by myself and my dad about... ooh... 7 years ago? yeah, it has been that long... wow... I stained it a year or so ago after a small water problem in my apartment... figured I'd protect it while I could.

I got the case because it looks the least like an actual computer, and it seemed to fit really well with all the other components I had there. The stack of DVD's on the floor and on that top shelf is a result of all the drawers on the right side being full. Drat! Need more space! Also, if you can tell, the wireless keyboard and mouse are under the center, on the right end there. Under the drawers..

cwills
2005-03-16, 02:31 AM
d3cypher, I'm partial to Intel also, but those AMD's are really trashing the P4's in some of the game benchmarks lately. I'll have to let it all settle out in 64bit before I upgrade again. For some reason I seem to buy a new machine whenever id comes out with a new game engine, so I'm probably good for awhile. http://gbpvr.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Pioneer4x4
2005-03-16, 03:00 AM
This is my basement setup. The bottom machine is my server with mirrored 40 gigs, mainly for data and my 6000 digital pictures. The Black PC is a p4 2ghz. It is my main one, both monitors are off of a Nvidea quadro dual head, you can see this thread on the left monitor, and defrag on the right!. Ny cable box is on top of the P4 machine, and misc juck all around. Notice the cool aluminum bottles of Iron City!

Pioneer4x4
2005-03-16, 03:02 AM
This is my home network. Cisco wireless on the left, linksys router, 5 port switch, and cable modem. The panel underneath the shelf is my home wiring. Cat5 for phone and data, plus dual coax going to about 8 locations in my house.

Pioneer4x4
2005-03-16, 03:06 AM
This is my TV setup. 36" JVC (Sams Club about 2 years ago) MVP on top, sony dvd on left, teac receiver on right, wall jack is cat5 to the mvp, and coax to the TV. I removed the lower glas panes from the doors, and have my receiver speakers behind black speaker fabric stapled in the doors. This is where I view everything off of GBPVR. Thanks to Sub and everyone, there is no longer a VCR there, and cable box.
( I actually miss the digital clock)

jasonf
2005-03-16, 03:20 AM
I was expecting to see Solitaire on the TV in the last pic, since you're the only one that I think uses that plugin.... ;)

cwills
2005-03-16, 04:08 AM
Quote[/b] (Pioneer4x4 @ Mar. 15 2005,22:00)]Notice the cool aluminum bottles of Iron City!
I think your system would be complete with a Do-It-Yourself Peltier Beverage Cooler. (http://tripoint.org/kevtris/Projects/peltier/index.html)

Pioneer4x4
2005-03-16, 11:39 AM
Quote[/b] (jasonf @ Mar. 15 2005,22:20)]I was expecting to see Solitaire on the TV in the last pic, since you're the only one that I think uses that plugin.... ;)
I almost did that! The card backs are Steeler Logos.

Torque
2005-03-17, 05:01 PM
Here's my first crack at an HTPC:

http://www.coloradodesigns.com/pics/htpc.jpg

Antec SLK3700AMB w/ SL350W PSU
MSI K7N2GM2-LSR NVIDIA nForce2 w/ integrated graphics, S-video out, and integrated audio.
AMD XP 2100+
256MB PC3200 DDR (soon to be 768MB)
80GB WD SE 7.2K RPM HDD
PVR150MCE
USB-UIRT
Linksys USB Wireless to connect to broadband AP upstairs
TV is a Sony 36" WEGA HDTV

Pic was taken shortly after getting it all set up. *The keyboard and mouse is hidden behind the entertainment center now (not needed anymore).

Pioneer4x4
2005-03-17, 10:08 PM
Quote[/b] (Torque @ Mar. 17 2005,12:01)]Here's my first crack at an HTPC:

http://www.coloradodesigns.com/pics/htpc.jpg

Antec SLK3700AMB w/ SL350W PSU
MSI K7N2GM2-LSR NVIDIA nForce2 w/ integrated graphics, S-video out, and integrated audio.
AMD XP 2100+
256MB PC3200 DDR (soon to be 768MB)
80GB WD SE 7.2K RPM HDD
PVR150MCE
USB-UIRT
Linksys USB Wireless to connect to broadband AP upstairs
TV is a Sony 36" WEGA HDTV

Pic was taken shortly after getting it all set up. *The keyboard and mouse is hidden behind the entertainment center now (not needed anymore).
How are you hooked up to that TV? Conposite/SVideo, or does it have a computer monitor hookup?
My InLaws have a 36" WEGA (Not HDTV). It is a nice piece of equipment. That must be real nice.

Pioneer4x4
2005-03-17, 10:09 PM
OOps, I guess don't quote an image....

Torque
2005-03-17, 11:28 PM
Quote[/b] (Pioneer4x4 @ Mar. 17 2005,17:08)]
How are you hooked up to that TV? *Conposite/SVideo, or does it have a computer monitor hookup?
My InLaws have a 36" WEGA (Not HDTV). It is a nice piece of equipment. *That must be real nice.
I'm using an S-video cable to connect it. *I read somewhere that the DVI input on the back of the TV isn't compatible with DVI from a computer http://gbpvr.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif Anybody know for sure? *'They' say it may work but i could risk damage to the TV by using the DVI if I don't have the refresh rates set exactly right.

I love the TV. *For DVD movies it is so clear and sharp and bright. * In the 'movie' pic mode, the black is so dark that even with the lights off you can hardly tell the TV is on (excellent contrast ratio). *It looks pretty good with the Dish networks reciever, but actually looks even better now that I'm running the video through the PC.

I'm only using the PC to watch TV and recorded shows. *I still use my Samsung DVD player w/ component video inputs for DVDs.

The TV is a toad tho, weighs about 250lbs. *http://gbpvr.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif

cwills
2005-03-18, 12:54 AM
Quote[/b] (Torque @ Mar. 17 2005,18:28)]I read somewhere that the DVI input on the back of the TV isn't compatible with DVI from a computer http://gbpvr.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif Anybody know for sure? 'They' say it may work but i could risk damage to the TV by using the DVI if I don't have the refresh rates set exactly right.
This is kinda true, but can usually be worked around. Some TV's will work properly with a DVI cable, I've even heard of some showing up like a normal plug&play monitor, with listed resolutions right in the display properties. Sony never likes to do anything easy though. http://gbpvr.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif

You can go about trying it by downloading a program called moninfo.exe. Google it, otherwise let me know and I can email it if you want it. You hook up your PC to your TV with the DVI cable, run monifo, and it generates a list of timings and compatible modes that it gets from the TV though the interface. With that info, you can go into the advanced timings of your videocard and set it up(if available on your card), or use an external application called powerstrip to configure your card.

Here is what monifo generates on my PC LCD display:

Monitor
Manufacturer description.... NEC LCD1712
Manufacturer................ NEC
覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧
Plug and Play ID............ NEC660E
Serial number............... 46175242GA
EDID data source............ Registry (stored)
覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧
Manufacture date............ 2004, ISO week 24
EDID revision............... 1.3
Display type and signal..... Analog 0.700,0.000 (0.7V p-p)
Sync input support.......... Separate
Screen size................. 340 x 270 mm (~18")
Power management............ Active off/sleep

Color characteristics
Display gamma............... 2.20
Red chromaticity............ Rx 0.640 - Ry 0.340
Green chromaticity.......... Gx 0.290 - Gy 0.610
Blue chromaticity........... Bx 0.140 - By 0.070
White point (default)....... Wx 0.310 - Wy 0.330

Timing characteristics
VESA GTF support............ Not supported
Horizontal scan range....... 30-81kHz
Vertical scan range......... 55-76Hz
Video bandwidth............. 140MHz
Extension blocks............ n/a
Timing recommendation #1.... 1280x1024 at 60Hz
Modeline................ "1280x1024" 108.000 1280 1328 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync

Standard timings supported
640 x 480 at 60Hz - IBM VGA
640 x 480 at 67Hz - Mac II
640 x 480 at 72Hz - VESA
640 x 480 at 75Hz - VESA
720 x 400 at 70Hz - IBM VGA
800 x 600 at 56Hz - VESA
800 x 600 at 60Hz - VESA
800 x 600 at 72Hz - VESA
800 x 600 at 75Hz - VESA
832 x 624 at 75Hz - Mac II
1024 x 768 at 60Hz - VESA
1024 x 768 at 70Hz - VESA
1024 x 768 at 75Hz - VESA
1152 x 864 at 75Hz - VESA
1152 x 870 at 75Hz - Mac II
1280 x 960 at 60Hz - VESA
1280 x 1024 at 60Hz - NEC
1280 x 1024 at 60Hz - VESA
1280 x 1024 at 75Hz - VESA

Raw EDID base
00: 00 FF FF FF FF FF FF 00 38 A3 0E 66 01 01 01 01
10: 18 0E 01 03 68 22 1B 78 2A C5 C6 A3 57 4A 9C 23
20: 12 4F 54 BF EF 80 71 4F 81 40 81 80 01 01 01 01
30: 01 01 01 01 01 01 30 2A 00 98 51 00 2A 40 30 70
40: 13 00 52 0E 11 00 00 1E 00 00 00 FD 00 37 4C 1E
50: 51 0E 00 0A 20 20 20 20 20 20 00 00 00 FC 00 4E
60: 45 43 20 4C 43 44 31 37 31 32 0A 20 00 00 00 FF
70: 00 34 36 31 37 35 32 34 32 47 41 0A 20 20 00 65

Display adapter
Adapter description......... NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT
Adapter device ID........... 0x004510DE
Display settings............ 1280x1024, 32bpp

User/computer information
Registered user name........ n/a
Registered organization..... n/a
Network user name........... n/a
Network computer name....... HTPC
Windows version ............ Windows XP
Windows build .............. 5.01.2600 Service Pack 2
Installation date .......... 9/4/2004 12:00:00 PM

sub
2005-03-19, 06:59 PM
Due to a medical problem in the family, I have to take a few days off from the project. I should be back looking at bugs in a few days.

In the meantime, here is a couple of photos of my setup.

My wife used to work at fujitsu, so we're using a 42" Fujitsu plasma (curtesy of staff discount). Also in the picture - Hush 2.8Ghz P4, two GI cable decoders, XBox, Sony receiver, VCR, Philips DVD recorder.

The rear speakers are shown here behind the front speakers. This is baby-proofing...

sub
2005-03-19, 07:00 PM
Here is a closeup of the PC. I use a Gyration wireless keyboard and mouse.

hitek146
2005-03-20, 02:22 AM
Hey... I've got a Gyration wireless mouse and keyboard, also... they are awesome, especially how the mouse works in free air.... http://gbpvr.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Hitek

HarR
2005-03-20, 10:36 AM
A few months ago I decided to make the PC more living room friendly. So bought a new Case and power supply. Fitted sound insulation in the interior and put the hard drives into silencers. All in all you can still hear it, but noise level has decreased substatially.

Here's my setup.

Processor: AMD Athlon XP 2600+
Motherboard: MSI MS-6330
Memory : 640MB SDRAM
Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 151S
Video: G-Force FX-5600 256Mb
Hard disk1: Maxtor 80Gb ATA mounted in Silentmax
Hard disk2: Maxtor 200Gb SATA mounted in Silentmax
Sound : VIA AC'97 Intergrated
TV1: Hauppauge PVR350 using the TV-Out
TV2: Hauppauge PVR250
Case: Coolermaster Cavalier (interior with sound insulation)
OS: Windows XP Home SP2
PVR: GB-PVR (of course)
LAN: Linksys 54G wireless
Internet: ADSL 1600/512 Kbit/s

TV: Sony Wega KV 32FX
Receiver: Denon AVR 2700
Center: KEF Q950
Front: Blue room minipods
Rear: Linn Kahn
Sub: Rell Q200E
Remote: Philips Pronto Neo
DVD: Hiteker BI-600-E

http://www.xs4all.nl/~weghe/tst/HTPC.jpg

http://www.xs4all.nl/~weghe/tst/HT.jpg

Pioneer4x4
2005-03-20, 12:21 PM
Neat setup. What is with the odd sloping walls? I've never seen walls slope away as they go up.

HarR
2005-03-20, 01:13 PM
Maybe this will explain...
Cube houses (http://www.kubuswoning.nl/introkubuseng.html)

Pioneer4x4
2005-03-20, 02:57 PM
Whoa! That is cool/weird. Is that an apartment complex, of condos? I just peeked at the site, but it definately look interesting.

HarR
2005-03-20, 03:32 PM
Not sure about the terminology. Each Cube is one appartment and each is privately owned.

Pioneer4x4
2005-03-20, 04:04 PM
That is what I thought. It is commonly reffered to as a "Condo" or "Condominium" here in the US. Definately looks interesting!

mart
2005-03-20, 07:18 PM
wow, those pics brought back a few memories. A friend of mine lived in one of those 'houses' when I was living in Rotterdam a good few years ago. we had a some great parties there * http://gbpvr.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Pioneer4x4
2005-03-29, 07:03 PM
No more pictures? Or is eveyone afraid that someone will come find their stuff? (Or embarassed of the mess?)

CodeMonkey
2005-03-29, 08:35 PM
i won't show you mine, because the pc is behind the tv-set and noone can see it. but i wanted to build a wooden case around the pc and put it in the front. i hope, i can convince my girlfriend!

Have a look at this (http://www.jacques-brandt.nl/CaseModding/CaseModding.htm) dotorre. It isn't mine, unfortunately. But should give you some good ideas to show your girlfriend :)

cameluk
2005-03-29, 09:25 PM
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/barry.clark3/mypvr.jpg

Sony 28" Widescreen
Sony DVD
Sony VCR
XBOX
NTL Samsung Cable Box
RedEye Serial Remote Changer

VIA 10000
512MB
Win XP
160GB HDD
250GB HDD

stefan
2005-03-29, 10:02 PM
(Or embarassed of the mess?)
Ehrm... you got me ;-)

mikerm19
2005-03-30, 12:07 AM
Simple, small room small setup :) This is the only picture I have, I will take another one when I get home. It's just a plain ol 27" TV. I have surround speakers but they are wall mounted so they won't show up.

http://www.mikeslab.net/htpc.jpg

herbs
2005-03-30, 10:56 AM
http://www.herbshut.eclipse.co.uk/nowpvr3.jpg
http://www.herbshut.eclipse.co.uk/nowpvr1.jpg

Nothing special, has 3 tuners 1x dvb-t and 2x analog. The wires have since been tidied up and the freeview set top box removed.

longhorn1687
2005-04-02, 03:38 PM
System Specs:

AMD Sempron 2600+ (underclocked to 1.47ghz)
512mb sdram
ECS K7S5a Motherboard
SBLive gold
ATI Radeon 7200 64mb
Windows XPpro SP2
Antec Overture Piano Quiet PC Case
Maxtor 120gb ata/133 hard drive
Zenith 27inch tv as the monitor

And finally the most important piece:

Hauppauge pvr150 (non-mce version)
using GB-PVR software

daphatty
2005-04-03, 10:04 AM
Holy Crap Longhorn! I have the exact same Target TV stand! Now I have to take some pics and post them...

EDIT:

Ok, here they are. Enjoy!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v103/daphatty/HTPC003.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v103/daphatty/HTPC002.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v103/daphatty/HTPC001.jpg

Daks
2005-04-05, 11:26 PM
It's not much, but it's my first attempt at an HTPC and it's serving it's purpose as a media server and DVR. When my DVD changer crapped out on my, it became my primary DVD player as well.


http://thekastner.net/gallery/albums/htpc/HTPC_01.sized.jpg
Click for larger image (http://thekastner.net/gallery/view_photo.php?full=1&set_albumName=htpc&id=HTPC_01)

It's a Dell Dimension 8100 with a P3 1.0GHz processor, stock motherboard, and 640MB of RDRAM. Video is a GeForce MX4000 with SVIDEO out running to the A/V receiver. Sound is a Turtle Beach Santa Cruz also going to the receiver. I'm using the Hauppauge WinTV PVR-150 (full retail) and the included Hauppauge remote. OS is Windows 2000 with GB-PVR as the front-end, of course.

I'm making plans to move it into a more appropriate case and upgrade some of the components, but that's a ways down the road.

phuturetech
2005-04-30, 03:08 AM
http://twentythree.no-ip.org/DSCF0008.JPG

Silverstone LC-03 case
Asus K7VM mobo
XP 2000+ underclocked by 200-300Mhz (can't remember the exact figure)
ATI Radeon 7000
2 x Seagate Barracuda 160Gb ATA
512 Mb DDR 3200 @ 266Mhz
Audigy 2 OEM
AOPEN 16x DVD +/- RW (Dual Layer)
USB-UIRT
BlueMCE2 skin
Radio Times XMLTV (all praise Alan Birtles!)
DGUK
MyHTPC (for Audioscrobbler and non-shoutcast net radio)
Girder
Ultra VNC
Various Emulators

Torque
2005-04-30, 07:37 PM
I got rid of the Antec SLK case in favor of the CoolerMaster ATCs. I really like this case. It's a tad louder than the Antec was due to the little 60mm fan on the back, but it looks alot nicer IMO. I'm going to build a shelf above the TV for it since it's really a desktop/reciever looking case, but it actually doesn't look half bad as a tower (kinda matches my subwoofer that's on the right, PC is on the left side).

zero
2005-05-01, 04:36 PM
Silverstone LC03 case modded with extra 60mm fan on back (running at 2000rpm)
Tagan Ultra quiet PSU
AMD Athlon 64 3000
512Mb RAM
200Gb Maxtor SATA
PVR250
USB-UIRT

Other stuff - NTL Cable Box - Pace DI4001N (i think)
XBox
Sont HTK215 Surround System

zero
2005-05-01, 04:37 PM
Oops sorry about the image size - I must pay more attention!

Torque
2005-05-01, 09:34 PM
:) I see someone like plants!

Yeah, the wife gets a little carried away some times. :D

H20
2005-06-22, 10:58 AM
This is my setup(view the link for info): http://members.chello.se/chelsea/Pvr2005.html
http://members.chello.se/chelsea/oversikt.jpg
Pic 1 is showing you:a Epia M 1000 motherboard whit 512mb RAM, 120Gb Hd, Hauppauge Pvr 350 (tv/radio-capture card), a USB DECT phone connected to Skype (VoIP), joytech scart switch whit ir-reote 5.1 sound. Wierless internet, etc.
Pic 2 is at the back on the passive water radiator.
http://members.chello.se/chelsea/passivkylning.jpg


//Jonas

pocketmoon
2005-07-29, 10:11 PM
my HTPC.


http://www.wavestate.com/pics/htpc.jpg

No TV card, streaming media from server, Web Radio, weather etc.
Via SP13000 no addin cards.
XP SP2 + myHTPC

Will be moving to gb-pvr soon :)