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HP Digital Entertainment Center Z565

HP Digital Entertainment Center Z565
alaAverage 4.5

2 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 reviews of HP Digital Entertainment Center Z565. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Views about the size and design are on the whole positive. There are some less positive opinions about the usability and price.

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On average, users rate this product 100/100 and experts rate this product 80/100.

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Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (

Desktops: HP Digital Entertainment Center z565


I highly recommend the DEC z565, the latest in a series of digital entertainment centers from HP. TV/PC junkies will love it; only a lack of HD DVD compatiblity keeps it from gaining a better score.

Perfect form factor for home theater. Front-mounted info display. 300GB HP Personal Media Bay drive. 500GB internal hard drive. ATSC/HDTV tuner. Excellent wireless keyboard/mouse combo. Built-in IR receiver.

Still uses Pentium D processor. Top-mounted fan is inconvenient. No HD-DVD or Blu-ray drive. A bit pricey.

I highly recommend the DEC z565, the latest in a series of digital entertainment centers from HP. TV/PC junkies will love it; only a lack of HD DVD compatiblity keeps it from gaining a better score.

Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: yellowshock (

Excellent price/features ration and best off the shelf sub-1000$ HTPC


I am writing this review from my HP Z565 Home Theater PC (HTPC) which is connected to my 7.1 surround system and 63" Plasma HDTV (1080p). Leaning backwards in my comfy sofa with the included wireless keyboard with built in trackball and media controls...

Complete, lots pof RAM and HD space. Expandable GB's. Lotts of connections

Slightly dated hardware and software (XP vs Vista and Pentium D Dual Core)

Apr, 2008

Product Specifications

Watch lots of TV and movies? Listen to music all the time? Love video games? The HP z565 Digital Entertainment Center is made with you in mind. It centralizes your various entertainment in one convenient digital location. Plus, you can store a whopping 800GB worth of your favorite shows, movies, music, games, songs, and photos!

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop
Manufacturer Form Factor:Desktop

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop
Manufacturer Form Factor:Desktop

Cache Memory

Installed Size:4MB
Per Processor Size:4MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



Country Kits:United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Digital Entertainment Center


Data Bus Speed:800MHz


Color:Black / Brushed aluminum


Type: None

Multimedia Functionality

Radio Tuner Type:FM radio
TV Tuner Type:Digital and dual analog TV


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g

Optical Storage

Read Speed:40x (CD) / 16x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:32x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
Write Speed:40x (CD) / 16x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:3.4GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:945
Type:Pentium D


Installed Size:2GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller (2nd)


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type:Personal Media Drive

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:800GB
Recommended Use:Home use
Type:Media center

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS
Interface Type:PCI Express x16