January 11th, 2007 by conrelma

I recently bought a Fujitsu Siemens Scaleo EV as an HTPC. The reason for this post is to log my progress with the setup of this machine.

I’ve had an HTPC for a while now that I custom built over a long period. I ran BeyondTV very successfully on this machine for use as a PVR.

My biggest concern lately with this machine was the reliability (it would reboot and crash every so often) and the fact that no matter which front end I tried I couldn’t get a reliable and easy way of playing back music.

The Scaleo comes with Microsoft Windows Media Center Edition so hopefully this would solve the issue around the music playback using a remote.

Some of the biggest reasons I bought the machine:

  • Reliability of my old HTPC was questionable
  • Wanted to try MCE
  • Wanted a quiet HTPC (the old HTPC was basically a normal desktop modded to perform the HTPC functions)
  • The keyboard that came with this machine was awesome (integrated touchpad)
  • The MCE remote and MCE’s reaction to the remote is absolutely fantastic.

Hopefully I won’t regret the purchase, but this blog will tell the story.


One Response to “About”

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