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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 4:21 pm 
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I decided to pimp my server.

Since I have MCE 2005 and My Movie 2 installed on my MediaSmart server, I decided to tweak some hardware. I installed my Popcorn Hour in the server.

I just have to finish the install. make a cable to connect the main board in the video connector. run a network cable for the popcorn out the back between the USB ports and the Esata. Power for the popcorn.

I loose the top drive bay but that's OK, 3TB plus the Esata is plenty.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 7:58 pm 
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I don't know what to say. I bow to you. Incredible.

Nice work.

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You are the man! :l33t: Amazing work, thanks for sharing with us!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:59 am 
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Hey Diehard, this is SOMETHING!!! :D

You plan to give us some more details?

really, really something...

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You are truly King of the Mods so far!

And now we have a Media Smart Popcorn Server!

I dare you to ad butter.... :lol: :lol:

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That is the topic of a thread on the Popcorn Hour forums - that the text 'Buffering..." should be changed to "Buttering...." to continue the popcorn motif.


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To heck with the butter... This deserves a Guinness!

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To heck with the butter... This deserves a Guinness!


And what praytell, Mr. Moderator, does not??? :beer:

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I love that.
You are the Léonardo DE Vinci of the Mss.
Bravo :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Thanks for all the positive comments guys. Here's a couple more photo's.


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Looks like you changed the power connector as well??? And what is the grey cable to the left of the power?

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JohnBick wrote:
Looks like you changed the power connector as well??? And what is the grey cable to the left of the power?


Looks like a MSS VGA cable to me.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:31 pm 
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Did I understand your 1st post correctly? You have WinXP 2005 MCE running on the MSS hardware? If so, why?


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