HTPC boots up and is ready to use in less than ten seconds.
Operating system: Latest stable build of MythBuntu
HTPC remotes: (1) MythMote for Android cell phones [Only controls MythTV]; (2) Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard [Controls all media center hardware, including the computer and MythTV]; (3) Logitech Harmony App for Android cell phones [Same as #2].
MythMote controls the MythTV on the HTPC over the home WiFi network. The Harmony keyboard is paired to the computer over Bluetooth (no need for external USB dongles). Harmony keyboard also controls the home theater receiver, projector, and projector screen over infra-red.
Streacom FC8 Evo chassis: Some minor expanding of the power supply port was necessary to get the "Mini-box picoPSU-160-XT + 192W" power supply to fit on the case. Per other reviews that I have read, the heat pipes provided with the FC8 Evo chassis were difficult to put in place, specifically due to some "bending" that was necessary to avoid resting one of the pipes on the picoPSU.