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  • NOTE: This company do not exist anymore.

Fiire Ltd. is an online retailer of computer equipment specifically tailored for Linux MCE. The unique products offered by Fiire Ltd. are purchased from OEM manufacture Polywell Computers.


The official address for Fiire Ltd. according to invoices is:

10573 W. Pico Blvd #42
Los Angeles CA 90064
+1 (213) 325-2667


There were known issues with the original Fiire Stations, which were based on the Via CX700 graphics chip. Specifically, Fiire licensed closed source drivers from Via which worked well with Xine, but did not work with MythTV, and which were binary compatible with only one version of the kernel preventing upgrades. When Fiire first committed to purchase OEM versions of the Via products, Fiire was assured that a patch would come right away to fix those issues. It did not. Fiire hired outside developers to work on getting the OpenChrome and ViaChrome drivers to work reliably with the CX700M chips, but was unable to. Thus a solution to getting MythTV working on the Via platform was never found. Fiire bought back a large number of Fiire stations.

It is noted that there were a few disgruntled customers have complained about this issue as well as some shipping/server delays, and that one user posted derogatory comments throughout the wiki. However, the fact is that Fiire is a Google checkout merchant with the merchant ID 640928394967237, and, according to Google, Fiire receives on average 4 out of 5 stars, which is higher than average.

Fiire 12TB

(Main article: Fiire_Engine) This is the Fiire offering for a Linux MCE Core. It is expandable up to 12,000 GB of storage in a RAID configuration.

  • Supported in LinuxMCE 0710
  • Supports UI2 with alpha blending (website claim, untested in real life)
  • Intel E8400 Core2 Duo 3.0 GHz
  • 2GB RAM
  • Dual gigabit
  • 7.1 HD Audio with analog, SPDIF coaxial and optical outputs

Fiire Invisible

(Main article: Fiire_Station) Fiire offers three possible units for use as media director. The Invisible is a 2" unit with VESA mounting provisions designed to be attached to the back of any VESA compliant display.

  • Supports LinuxMCE 0710
  • 1080i hardware accelerated de-interlacing
  • UI2 with alpha blending (website claim, untested in real life)
  • AMD BE 2400
  • 1GB RAM
  • 7.1 audio with SPDIF coax and digital outputs

Fiire Prestige

(Main article: Fiire_Station) This model is available in two flavors, the base model and a "lite" model. The only difference between the two is the chassis. The lite model does not include the brushed aluminum case, the VFD display or the infrared receiver.

  • Supports LinuxMCE 0710
  • UI2 with alpha blending (website claim, untested in real life)
  • Intel Core2 Duo E4600 2.4GHz
  • 1GB RAM
  • 7.1 audio with SPDIF coax and digital outputs

Fiire Chief

(Main article: Fiire Chief) The Fiire Chief is a remote specifically designed for LinuxMCE. It contains a gyroscope which allows the user to move an on-screen pointer by gesturing with the remote, similar to a Nintendo Wii controller. The Fiire Chief is based on the Gyration HTPC remote, except it contains unique firmware and labeling to perform special LinuxMCE functions (such as "Follow Me"). The Chief operates on the unlicensed 2.4 GHz frequency spectrum and does not require line of sight to control devices.


Fiire Ltd. also carries a select range of accessories and interface devices (such as Z-Wave dimmers and HDMI cables). Some of these devices require special drivers which are only available in binary form. To support the open source movement, it is recommended you purchase alternative components with open source drivers.

Discontinued Products

Fiire Engine

(Main article: Fiire Engine) This unit has been replaced with the Fiire 12TB.

  • Software: LinuxMCE 1.1 (KU0704)
  • User Interface: UI2 with masking
  • Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Internal Hard drive for operating system: 160 GB
  • RAID storage for media: 6 external e-sata ports for external drives, or external drive cage. Drives and cage not included. Largest e-sata drive at this moment is 1,000 GB, for a total capacity of 6,000 GB or 6TB.
  • Network: Dual Ethernet ports. Gigabit speed.
  • Audio: Standard stereo audio
  • Video: Via 890 chipset

Fiire Station

(Main article: Fiire Station) This unit is no longer sold by Fiire. The unit was based on a Via embedded system which has no OpenGL support with open source drivers. During the LinuxMCE 0704 phase, Fiire licensed binary drivers from Via that contained the necessary OpenGL implementation. In LinuxMCE 0710 the binary driver developed a computability issue that was unable to be resolved. As a result Fiire dropped this product and began offering its new line of thin media directors, the Fiire Invisible.