HTPC / MP3 Setups

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Henry
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Post by Henry » Wed Jul 31, 2002 10:33 pm

Here are going to be pictures of HTPC Setups...

Rules:

1. No asking how it was done in this thread, take it to general, or hardware or PM.
2. Please keep the pictures less then 500 pixels (width) in size.
3. Give some information on how it was done.
4. If you need web hosting, please e-mail me and I'll host your pictures.
5. Dead links will be deleted.
6. If you have a homepage with more pictures or details, please give it at the bottom.

Format:
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Unit: BLK202A-4BR
Software: LCDC
Case: Standard Mid Tower
Difficulty: Easy
Other System Specs: W2k, Zoom Player, ATI AIW...
Other: I added LEDs to the bottom using the GPOs.

PIC 1

PIC 2


Materials Needed: (list where and so on to help other modders )

ETC...
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Julian
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Post by Julian » Thu Sep 12, 2002 1:32 am

Want to take a look at my Incomplete HTPC ?
Here it is, at the moment all it does is play Mp3's off the network, sort of a "beta" eventually it will do DVD and the works, but wanted to see what the paint would look like and experiment with controls, so here it is:

Unit: BLK202A-4BR-BK
Case: Desktop (pretty small)
Difficulty: Easy
Other System Specs: Low end Pentium running Win 98se and a soundblaster AWE64! :smile:
Other: Painted INSIDE AND OUT!
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TeePee
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Post by TeePee » Wed Sep 18, 2002 8:22 am

Unit: VFD2041-V
Software: LCDC
Case: Homemade from 3mm and 1mm Aluminium sheet.
Difficulty: Very Easy.. Really!
Other System Specs: W2K, Winamp, ATI Radeon 7500 TV-out, Control by IR remote on top.
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klockworks
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Post by klockworks » Sun Dec 08, 2002 12:33 am

Unit: BLC2021-WB
Software: LCDC
Case: LIAN LI PC9300
Difficulty: Easy
System: Intel 1.8, 512 RAM, 80GB Seagate HD, WXP, Wifi connection to server, winamp 3, ATI AIW 8500 Radeon, PowerDVD.

I think she looks sweet! and she is darn near silent!
Will place aluminum cover this week, more fotos later!

Klockworks
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Glenn_L
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New HTPC case from Atech Fabrication

Post by Glenn_L » Thu Jan 09, 2003 10:16 am

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Hand crafted case made entirely from machined aluminum.

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Low profile, compact size (5.25"H x 17.50"W x 11.00"D) allows case to fit into consumer sized audio cabinets.

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Small machined window for mounting a 4x20 VFD display by Matrix Orbital.

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Hinged cover allows easy access to inside of case.

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Close-up of installed Matrix Orbital 2x20 VFD.
-Glenn
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drbenson
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Post by drbenson » Mon Jan 20, 2003 11:35 am

Unit: LK204-25
Software: LCDC
Case: Color Cases Goth with AVSForum Retrofit
Difficulty: Case mod pretty easy, getting serial to the display was tougher because serial ports are built in to motherboard. Required connecting a serial extender outside, cutting it off, feeding it into case, then constructing a connector inside the case.
Other system specs: ASUS A7V333, AMD Athlon XP 1700+, HiPix HDTV card, 3 160 gig Maxtor drives, 2 combined into 320gb RAID 0, Delta 410 sound card, Radeon 7000, Theater Tek, Media Jukebox, Girder
Other: This shows how LCD integrates into the AVSForum retrofit case. Original case was a Goth from Color Cases. I added the retrofit front put together by Serge Breton. If anyone's interested in assembly detail pix, or one showing how this unit looks in context of the whole setup, let me know.

By the way, the power button on this retrofit has an LED in the middle which was designed for use as a power-on indicator. Since the LCD lights up when the power comes on, I modified the switch so that the LED indicates IDE activity instead.
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ftjandra
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My HTPC

Post by ftjandra » Sun Jan 26, 2003 4:33 am

Unit: VK204-25
Software: LCDC
Case: Antec retrofit by Power from the AVSForums
Difficulty: Pretty simple except for soldering some tiny wires for a custom joystick to interface with the VFD/LCDC.
Other System Specs: WinXP, Zoomplayer with Cinemaster Filters, Winamp, DScaler, etc. Complete specs on homepage listed below.
Other: The joystick was salvaged from an old Sony dvd player and the retrofit facia was then machined for the switch.
Homepage: http://www.mindspring.com/~ftjandra2/my_htpc/index.html

Headshot:
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Custom button wiring:
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--Ferdi
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Atarien
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Post by Atarien » Wed Jan 29, 2003 11:41 am

Unit : BLK202A-BK-WB
Software : LCDC
Case : Home made acrylic
Difficulty : easy
Other syst specs : VIA Eden Mainboard (17*17cm)
Other : I tried yo recreate an 80's vintage looking as the Atari 2600, using fake wood adhesive.
Homepage : http://www.jackypc.com/index2.php3?rub=articles&num=206

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Post by Henry » Wed Jan 29, 2003 3:47 pm

Unit : MX201
Software : LCDC (is there anything else?!?!) <:)
Case : New temporary home case (and a shuttle on top :D )
Difficulty : easy
Other system specs : AMD 1600+ XP, 1gig Micron DDR, GF4 Ti 4200 1x 80gig WD HD, 2x 45.6gig HDs running RAID 1
Other : We recently attended a wedding, so I brought my home computer and hooked it up to the stereo and had a night of music.

The computer playing MP3s...
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Adam (Sales manager) and my self :D
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thebone
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Another AVSForum retrofit

Post by thebone » Mon Feb 03, 2003 8:59 pm

Unit: LCD2041-WB-V
Software: LCDC
Case: Color Cases Goth with AVSForum Retrofit
Difficulty: Easy (my part). Serge Breton from AVSForum did the hard part. I just had to mount the LCD display and attach the new front to the case. There was a little cutting involved for mounting the DVD drive and for the power switch.
Other system specs: Cheapest P4 mainborad I could find for PC133 (512MB) memory. P4 1.8Mhz. Phillips Dynamic Edge 4.1 sound card. ATI Radeon 7500 video card. LG DVD drive. Windows XP Pro. ZoomPlayer with Sonic Cinemaster Filter for Video and Cyberlink filter for audio. Winamp3.
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MP3 Car player

Post by WildRice » Thu Jun 19, 2003 10:10 am

Here is the first rough draft on my iBook/iTunes car MP3 player. Still very much a work in progress, but already using it and loving it. This is the first test install picture. See the link at the bottom for more info.

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http://www.wildrice.com/BlueCabbie/


-Chuck-

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My MX2 HTPC

Post by Cliff Watson » Wed Jul 09, 2003 10:22 pm

My objective when starting this HTPC project was to integrate as many audio/video components as possible into a small case that actually looks like a consumer A/V component and has most functions controlled by a single remote controller.

The MX2 HTPC will function as a HDTV receiver/tuner, HDTV PVR (record to hard drive and D-VHS tape recorder), audio preamp, satellite radio receiver, DVD player, CD player, and APE file player.

Unit: MX212 (the new MX2 USB version w/baybus and 4 temp inputs)

Software: LCDC (came with MX2)

The bundled LCDC software comes complete with most (if not all) currently available 2x20 screens and was very easy to install and with a few (very few) edits my MX2 HTPC was fully operations.

Case: Cooler Master ATC-613B ATX Case with 350W PS

The Cooler Master ATC-613B is a custom manufactured HTPC Low Profile Case that uses a 350W propriety power supply. This ultra-light all aluminum black case features drop down doors that hide two 5.25" bays, one 3.5" bay and Front USB/Firewire connectors.

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Difficulty: Easy (for the MX2) and fairly easy for the other modifications (with Dremel tool and metal nibbler.

The MX212 comes with a USB cable connected to the back to which I added an internal USB connector (included with ATC-613B Case). The MX212 is the latest design from MO and has 4 WOL (Wake On LAN) connectors for DS18S20 digital temp sensors (not included) and 3 cooling fan connectors that can control the fan speed based on several options in the LCDC control software. For example a target temperature can be set for the CPU or any other temp sensor and the controller will increase or decrease fan speed to maintain that temp. In addition to the CPU cooling fan, the 613B case has a loud (4500RPM) 60mm rear exhaust fan that I connected to the MX2 Baybus and set the target CPU temperature (from MBM5) at 45 degrees C. The baybus fan controller keeps the CPU temp at 45 degrees with the rear fan speed reduced to as low as 30%. Under heavy load like decoding High Definition TV video the fan will be increased to 90
Best Regards, Cliff

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Post by drkCrix » Thu Jul 10, 2003 6:47 pm

Unit: LK202-24-USB
Software: LCDC
Case: Shuttle SN41G2
Difficulty: Moderate
Other System Specs: Nvidia Nforce 2, AMD 2500+ @ 2.0Ghz, 512MB Corsair 3200 TwinX, 120GB 8MB WD, 40GB Maxtor, ATI 9700 Pro

Materials: Jigsaw, Soldering Iron, Billboard Sign Store, paitence, paitence, paitence


PS: Henry please tell Miles to check this out as I was teeling him about it on the phone

Cheers,

Chris
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VesperDeco HTPC

Post by eddie_dane » Fri Sep 26, 2003 9:25 am

Display: VK202-24-USB

Difficulty medium-hard at least for me. :D

General System Specs: Asus mobo with dual DDR Kingmax Ram, AMD Barton 3000, Maxtor DiamondMax +9 200Gb drive, Plextor PX504 DVD +RW, M-Audio Revolution 7.1 sound card, and Logitech Z680 THX 5.1 speakers.

If you are interested in the construction, it's all here:

http://www.bit-tech.net/article/115/

many thanks to Henry for all his support during this project :D
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Nick
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Post by Nick » Wed Apr 26, 2006 9:40 am

Unit: MX212
Software:
Case:
Difficulty:
Other System Specs:
Other: Joshua Becigneul designed this Lego Media Center featuring the MX212.
Materials Needed: Lego
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