Building a High End HTPC featuring the Thermaltake Media LabFormer staff writer -
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Ok, now this leads me to some of my FUBARs. If you remember, I mentioned the Mozart case has a window in it. At first I thought, well, it was for looks. While on my vacation I was talking to Ccokeman and mentioned it to him, so he went online and looked at the case and mentioned to me that it was for the Media Lab. Media Lab? Ok I have the Media Lab but it is self contained and fits into one of the drive bays. So I argued with him for about five minutes and finally he said, “Paul, you unattach the LED screen from the plate, and screw it behind the window on the case.” De de di! I felt as dumb as a rooster trying to get into a hen house, and the doors were locked.
When you build an HTPC you want to be able to operate it remotely, so you need some type of IR display that will control it. Thermaltake has such a product as an option, and they have named it the Media Lab. The Media lab is an IR receiver with an LED display that has a remote and software, so you’ll never have to leave your chair to control your HTPC.