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Like many who care about their fair-use rights (not to mention the right to use the bathroom on my own schedule), I’m building a MythTV box in my (ha, ha) copious free time. Last month, I ordered the pcHDTV cards so I could get them ahead of the July 1 deadline. Yesterday, I decided to buy the parts for the rest of the system. After spending a lot of time checking out cases, I decided to go with an Ahanix MCE301, which is by far the best looking case available in the “mortals can afford this” price class. After placing orders for all the other equipment, I noticed that the Ahanix case only supports low-profile PCI cards. Many cards are available in a short form factor to fit in a low profile case, but not the pcHDTV cards. With regret, I cancelled all my orders and went back to the drawing board for a new set of equipment, and to find a new case that won’t look quite as good.
Oh, well. If I move to a distributed system in the future, I might still get use the MCE301 as an enclosure for a front-end box.