Originally Posted by iandroo888
black fan grill. window and repainting entire case. cold cathodes. heat shrink or sleeved cables... usb tv tuner are flimsy. easy to break if hit or moved irregularly. id prefer a pci card. 3.5" card reader is useful for displaying photos and such.
considering the placement of the htpc. window wouldnt do much. would just let the cold cathode lights shine thru and make a night light haha.
The items I listed in bold I'm most definitely going to do! Thanks for that. Also...I'm not too worried about a USB TV tuner being flimsy...it'd be mounted on a rear USB slot anyway. Thank you for your suggestions! The window...I think you're right, it wouldn't do any good as I couldn't see it anyway. So I will also scratch off the sleeving of the cables since you can't see them anyway. Paint...isn't as bad as it appears on the photos. Trust me...it matches my TV's paint perfectly, lol. I'm not going to paint something when its beauty is being thrown off by such an ugly TV anyway, lol.