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DIY linux-based MP3 player Appliance 153

An anonymous reader submitted " has just published an interesting how-to article about converting a GCT-Allwell set-top box into a linux-based TV set-top MP3 player. As a helpful aside it does useful things like email and web browsing through your TV. Looks like a fun project. A related article shows how to turn the same set top box into a router."
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DIY linux-based MP3 player Appliance

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  • by cr0sh ( 43134 ) on Thursday October 25, 2001 @12:23PM (#2478186) Homepage
    I have been "running" a group for a while now (almost a year old) dedicated to the task of hacking the Acer NT-150 set-top box - this box was intended for an actual service that never made it during the .com era - a lot of people have put a lot of work into getting this box to do things it wasn't meant to do.

    Go to my site, follow the links, and see what has been happenning (actually, the mailing list archive is the most useful and up-to-date - I haven't had a lot of time to update the site for a while, but the majority of stuff is there as well).

    While not an "MP3" playing powerhouse, there has been a ton of hack value...
  • by JerryNY ( 238058 ) on Thursday October 25, 2001 @04:02PM (#2479726)
    Well hers something that might catch your interest. I live in NY (outside Manhattan) and get digital cable along with my broadband from Time Warner. The digital cable comes with these new boxes with serial USB, firewire and some other goodies as well. The model is a Scientific Atlanta Explorer 2000, and I have been having much difficulty finding any of the real specs on this thing.


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