"John P. Looney" said:
> Not really. Why not go the whole hog;
> A box with decent 3D that you could play TuxRacer on
> A box with decent audio so you could play CDs of MP3/OGGs
> A box with reasonably CPU so you could watch a DIVX encoded movie on a
> DVD RAM/CDROM
> A box that's got an RJ45 socket & modem, so it's your dial up router
> A box that's solid state so you don't notice if it's left on all the
> A box with a voice modem that can accept voicemails/faxes
> A box with a TV tuner so it's a digital video recorder (spin up the
> hard disk when recording/playing, then turn it off again)
It's a PC! (well apart from the solid-state bit.)
For living-room use, what about buying a Nuon-based DVD player?
(http://www.nuon.tv/whatis.html) Then write an MP3-player app for that?
I know a few folks who used their Playstation to play CDs for about 3
years before they felt the need to spring for a proper CD player,
and Nuon looks nicely hackable...
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