The VCR Media Center PC

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If you thought the Super NinTiVo was cool, reader Jeff has something even better. He frankensteined together a "ViVo", which is a Vista Media Center PC on a Celeron D 3.0 with a 250GB hard drive all running inside, you guessed it, a Panasonic VCR.

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The only thing visibly different from the outside is the addition of a fan, and the fact that the VCR slot is actually a disc slot to pop out the DVD drive! Awesome, in a retro way—sort of like being able to go back in time and defile Marilyn Monroe's corpse while it was still warm.

Bonus shot after the jump.

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Thanks Jeff!

DISCUSSION

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Sean Harrington

How weird. I actually own one of these VCRs, but, sadly, I still need it to play legacy tapes...

However, I do have an old DISH Network receiver that no one will let me trash/donate/return. Maybe it's time to do some hacking on that POS...

- Sean