Not really breaking news but,
For folks near Seattle, Particularly near Bellevue, Wa.
I Visited Vetco electronics surplus in Bellevue and notice they have many "Stellar One" Connect TV Interactive Broadband Settop box systems.
They kinda remind me of the Websurfer pro. The Black low profile case has 4 horizontal (2 x 2) slots in back.
I really could not resist buying one for $109 + tax. IMHO The price was high but Curiosity got the best of me.
Geez didn't even get it out of the parking lot and HAD to open it up!~ VOIDED WARRANTY!
Lucky I had a torx T-15 driver!
OK, If anyone's still interested...
Appears to be a PC CHIPS (YUK!) Micro? ATX Mobo with 400MHZ K6 CPU. SIS 530 chipset on Mobo. On board sound. 2PCI slots, 1 ISA, 2 IDE headers, 1 floppy header and support for serial, usb and parallel.
64MB 100MHZ S-DRAM.
On-board 100BT Ethernet. (Interfaced via cable from Mobo to case slot adapter on back of case.)
Mini 60W Semi? ATX OPEN BOARD power supply with tap for the internal 5v HDD. (EOS VLT 100-4000)
6 GB Hitachi 2.5" notebook drive (DK23AA-60) with NT 4.0 installed.
Interesting IDE interface cable. Approx 12" long 2mm notebook cable that has a standard 3.5" IDE connector (cable split apart to connector) to a 2.5" 2mm mini IDE connector. Has a seperate "5v power tap"
Right angle PCI slot adapter that is occupied by a Stellar one custom video card.
Custom PIC based IR keyboard and mouse controller. (Silitek SK-7100 IR keyboard sold seperately ~$29 ouch!~) also seperate IR hand remote for $9.99 (Lite-on model SM-100)
NT4.0 installed with custom Active-X controls, services and drivers to support broadband video over ethernet (I finally found a use for that mini Broadband security surveillance camera I found a few months ago!)
Plays back MPEG video over Ethernet or from local drive.
Active-X controls are scriptable thru webpages allowing creation of custom UI to control video/audio/web.
Full IE5.0 web broser/Media player 4 etc, Plays MP3/WMA ASF.
Comes with a 6 page notesheet..
There appears to be enough room for a 3.5" Harddrive after removing the 2.5" notebook drive.
Also appears that there is enough room for a littler heavy duty power supply board.
I've thought about replacing the MOBO with one of my D-Dived micro ATX Athlon mbo's. LOOKS like it should fit. I would have to change PS and special make some interface cables to slot adapters for Serial, 100BT, Video and audio...
Geez could even pop in the ATI pci "All in wonder".
OK it's late...