« on: January 08, 2008, 10:09:39 am »
We are also building MCE systems here in Australia. The 1 inch VIA formfactor gathers heat sitting behind the Plasma or LCD panel TV - at least this is so here. It acts like a heat sink and being black draws all the heat away from the panel TV into itself. Unless VIA can convince us otherwise we have steered clear. I would do some more research on the main board - ASUS are under specified when it comes to the nVidia Chipset. XFX (Intel CPU) are better or MSI (AMDx2) better still.
FYI, we are integrating the Companion home control interface to LinuxMCE - this is from Convergent Living stateside - we work closely with these guys - outstanding stuff. Due for release date Q2 / 04.
Good luck mate!