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Pinnacle ShowCenter 250HD

Pinnacle ShowCenter 250HD
alaScore 79

27 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The image quality also gets good feedback, but some have doubts about the design.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Pinnacle ShowCenter 250HD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 27 reviews)

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Amazon review summary for Pinnacle ShowCenter 250HD

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Pinnacle ShowCenter 250HD from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Nice for specific needs

 

I do not have an HD capable TV so I can't tell you about anything but the standard NTSC output through RCA cables. One would think that the available component outputs would not be as high quality as HDMI. I will post another review when I get a better...

I no longer have to burn a DVD every time I want to watch a movie I have acquired on my PC, on my TV. I can also listen to my music in my living room as well as my office

1) Price: Why does this thing cost 2 bills ; 2) Setup was not easy, but not impossible

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Satellite receiver, which is the most important thing is the qual

 

Satellite receiver, which is the most important thing is the quality of signal reception as much as possible attention. A very good image quality requirements, the system is relatively low. Relatively easy to operate.Very good quality images, the...

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enjoy it in your home

 

Very good image quality, the requirements of the system is relatively low. Relatively easy to operate.Very good image quality, the requirements of the system is relatively low. Relatively easy to operate. ShowCenter 250HD is a self-proclaimed...

High definition playback,Easy media access ,Convenient installation and use

it's a bit expensive

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Pinnacle ShowCenter 250HD

 

DivX and XviD, but this Pinnacle solution looks like it's going to hit the sweet spot for price/performance. The thing can handle 1080i playback of Windows Media Video 9, WMV-DRM, MPEG1, MPEG2, MEPG4 AVI, DivX, XviD, as well as high definition files...

HD support ; good range of supported formats

No HDMI ; no web access ; not much of an improvement on previous versions

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Pinnacle ShowCenter 250HD

 

I have used a lot of satellite receivers but this is the best of all as far as the quality of signal reception is concerned. If you don't want me to talk too technical, i can tell my experience in a simply language that this product is very user...

Good reception and compatible with pc

I dont see any

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Pinnacle ShowCenter 250HD review

 

The Pinnacle's ShowCenter 250HD isn't a device that's going to win any awards for design; its looks are best described as functional. Picture quality is good, even for standard definition content that's upscaled, although there's some delay between a...

Good icture quality ; Plenty of connectivity otions

No HDMI ; Dull design

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Pinnacle ShowCenter 250HD

 

Why not enjoy your digital photos, videos and music on the big telly in your living room rather than huddled over a PC? That's what wireless media streaming devices like the ShowCenter are for. They let you browse and play back any digital media stored...

WiFi your media. (Is 'WiFi' a verb?). Has most of the right features, but it's not easy or rewarding enough to use.

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Pinnacle ShowCenter 250HD HD media-streaming device

 

Like all of Pinnacle's ShowCenter products, the Pinnacle ShowCenter 250HD enables rich multimedia content stored on your PC or network to be enjoyed on your living room TV without the need for messy wires, keyboards or mice.

The Pinnacle ShowCenter 250HD is simple yet functional and, once it's set up, relatively unobtrusive. But in this age we demand something slicker and more inviting from an entertainment device. A few simple tweaks could make a world of difference.

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Pinnacle ShowCenter 250

 

A great way to get standard-def video and audio from your PC to your TV, but falls down when it comes to HD

Easy to use ; impressive with wireless audio and standard definition video

Doesn't stream high def convincingly ; ugly remote control

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Product Specifications

Pinnacle ShowCenter 250HD changes how and where you enjoy your PC-based digital media files by linking your PC and UPnP AV storage devices to your home entertainment center.

Combined Device

Type:Digital multimedia receiver

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type: None

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Header

Manufacturer:Pinnacle Systems
Model:250HD
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Pinnacle ShowCenter

Network & Internet Multimedia

Connectivity Protocols:IEEE 802.11b (Wi-Fi) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet) / IEEE 802.3u (Fast Ethernet)
Functionality:Digital audio playback / Digital photo playback / Digital video playback

Radio

Device Type: None

TV Tuner

Type: None
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