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Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Doggy, Apr 14, 2002.

  1. Doggy

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    Hi all,
    I saw a link on another thread to this website and they seem to offer what im looking for. They answer my questions intelligently but i was wandering if anyone else here has had any experiences (good or bad!) with this company and their HTPC.
    Im looking for an HTPC but dont have really want the agro of setting one up. Do you think geting this is a good idea?
    ANY advice at all would be appreciated!
    Thanks
    Doggy
     
  2. JSW

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    No paying £1800 for that would be a huge waste of money.

    You will get so much more for half that if you build it yourself.
    It really isn't difficult to build your own pc and there are plenty of people here who will give you all the help and advice you need.

    Or you can allways have someone build one to spec for you providing your prepared to pay in advance and wait upto a week for the build.

    Hope that helps.
     
  3. Jeff

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    Interesting, I wonder who is behind this, I can't believe I don't know him. The spec is OK, nothing special. I wonder if he went to the trouble of modding the 7200 card? Still good to see someone give it a go.

    Jeff
     
  4. Stuart Wright

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    To make it worthwhile selling a HCPC solution, you have to charge near a couple of grand to make it worth it.
    I would use Theatertek, not Power DVD and the Pioneer slot loader rather than a LiteOn DVD drive. Aren't LiteOn drives rather cheap and nasty?
     
  5. JSW

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    I would use the pioneer dvd r / rw drive :)

    Also the liteon drives have a very good reputation.
     
  6. Baggy

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    Nice case though.
    Made by PSI.
    They sell it for $249

    Kevin
     
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    Actually no. They are well made, appear reliable, and very very quiet. Making multiregion is easy and they are very cheap... just not black.
     
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    Jeff - what is the 7200 mod? I'm curious
     
  9. Mr.D

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    Yes the case is nice ( thinking of getting one myself) . I do think the spec is a bit lowly for the money though.
     
  10. JSW

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    Scrub the pioneer dvdr drive I just bought the vivastar dvd r/ram from pcworld for 329 quid including 5 free dvd r's :)
     
  11. Jeff

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    Well there are a few things that can be done. The main 3 mods are filter removal, voltage output mod and attach BNC connectors.

    Jeff
     
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    There have been a couple of good threads over on the other forum regarding the mods to the Radeon card recently.
    Kevin
     

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