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    Quote Originally Posted by Flibblebot
    ...and all you'd need is a girlfriend
    let's just stop there, lol.
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    How about a system that could detech changes in your partners mood, and automatically appologise for you? - NOW thats technology working for us!

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    Nichometer: spot on the Telewest box. I have just put in a full wired network in my home (getting someone in to run all the cables and put in the boxes is a nightmare - I could do it but do not have the time - until there are enough people able to do this the digital home will not take off - and do not make me start on wired v wireless networks) so that I can run a digital home and control what my children use the internet for.

    As far as the digital home is concerned the concept is flawed until the cable companies allow me to slot their card into my PC. They are also going to have to allow me (for a small price no more than £10 a month) to be able to record one channel whilst watching another on twin tuner (or whatever they will call the PC card then) system

    Storage is not an issue though - HD prices are so cheap. It may be overkill but 8x200G Diamond Max 10 (£65 inc VAT a shot) and a Broadcomm 8 port RAID 5 card give me 1.4T of disk space to store my entire CD collection (without compression!) all the DVD/Videos and a couple of hundred hours of TV. All I want now is a 42" Plasma/LCD and proper High Dev broadcasts.

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    • Howard's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5B
      • CPU:
      • Core2Duo E6420 2.13GHz
      • Memory:
      • 2x1gb OCZ DDR2 6400
      • Storage:
      • 250GB & 500GB Seagate
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Inno3d iChill 7900GS
      • PSU:
      • Antec SmartPower 500W
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Elite 330
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2x AG Neovo F419
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 20mbit
    It's simple.... I'd have a central server with thousands of gigabytes of storage, and media PCs all around the house accessing this. Music and videos will be stored centrally and are playable from anywhere in the house with these media PCs.

    I have something similar to a certain extent now... Squeezebox accessing music on my server and a Media PC (I will build a better one sometime, honest!) for everything else
    Home cinema: Toshiba 42XV555DB Full HD LCD | Onkyo TX-SR705 | NAD C352 | Monitor Audio Bronze B2 | Monitor Audio Bronze C | Monitor Audio Bronze BFX | Yamaha NSC120 | BK Monolith sub | Toshiba HD-EP35 HD-DVD | Samsung BD-P1400 BluRay Player | Pioneer DV-575 | Squeezebox3 | Virgin Media V+ Box
    PC: Asus P5B | Core2duo 2.13GHz | 2GB DDR2 PC6400 | Inno3d iChill 7900GS | Auzentech X-Plosion 7.1 | 250GB | 500GB | NEC DVDRW | Dual AG Neovo 19"
    HTPC: | Core2Duo E6420 2.13GHz | 2GB DDR2 | 250GBx2 | Radeon X1300 | Terratec Aureon 7.1 | Windows MCE 2005
    Laptop: 1.5GHz Centrino | 512MB | 60GB | 15" Wide TFT | Wifi | DVDRW

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