Originally Posted by stevethebrain
will the smartie also prevent PC from sleep mode like the nMedia? STB
Bryan I see you have a display in you'r HTPC case care to elaberate on you'r display?
I'm surprised an expert like you'r self is'nt offering up advice for me on displays. STB
I was kindof hopping for a plug and play guess it's alot more involved w/ programing.
I would like Smartie to display W7MC recorded TV
First line the title.
Left side of second line elapsed time in #’s and right side
Of second line full duration in #’s.
I’m not really interested in displaying CPU temp. fan speed ect. Just elapsed time and title.
edit: I'm not really seeing many alternatives to the Smartie.
BTW that's a cool display you have there.
That display was in MSI MEGA 180
case. This was pre-MiniITX, so, it uses a proprietary motherboard, but I have been toying with the idea of either replacing the board, or just shoving the most powerful Socket A CPU that the board supports.
For now, it is collecting dust in the basement. I had to retire it in 2007 because it was neither Vista nor HDCP compliant for CableCARD operation. I had recently purchased an AGP HDCP compatible card, in hopes of making it into a simple "DVR" box. And if that doesn't work, then it will just be an OTA DVR. I ran Win 7 on it, and it seemed OK, except for generic VGA driver.
The RAM is limited to 2GB of DDR (just DDR, not 2, nor 3, just DDR) and I have not had good luck finding 1 GB DDR sticks that are not crazy expensive. When it was in operation, I ran 2x 512 DDR sticks in it, with WinXP MCE.
As to "recorded TV" you may be to figure something out with the "recorded TV LED" project posted on the greenbutton. It takes Serial output to drive a RED LED, to indicate that there is a recording in progress. But, it will only indicate if you are recording something, not that you are in the "Recorded TV" folder playing previously recorded TV.
I have this Antec Veris Premiere
display. It said it was compatible with Windows Media Center, but it requires double 5.25 bay, and I don't have cases that had that. So, it is still in the box.
Edit: Here is a youtube video (not mine) of Veris in action