This is going in my mythtv box. I used to have a VFD there but it didn’t work well with lcdproc and the parallel interface required running a cable out of the back of the unit to connect to the parallel port. Very ghetto. This module has a USB interface so I can run it directly to the appropriate motherboard headers. The fun part is just beginning though: while the module matches the case’s display window perfectly, it is too thick to be mounted in the space between the hard drives and the front panel. So I’m going to have to really mod the case – relocate the hard drives elsewhere, and poke a bigger hole in the front. Oh well, at least it’s an excuse to buy a Dremel.
Mythtv now has nice support for LCDs built-in. I’ll try and put up a couple of pictures when I get it all together.