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Media Center Reviews

Updated: Oct 20, 2014 22:10
alaAverage 4.5

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.

1 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

alaAverage 4.4

Mordaunt Short Carnival 1

I bought these to use as desktop computer speakers powered by a chipamp. They sound very clear and get reasonably loud, but have absolutely no bass whatsoever. I wasn't really expecting that, but I did have an old powered sub to use with them so it...

5 user reviews

alaAverage 4.4

Harman/kardon DMC 1000 Digital Media Center

I have one of these and enjoy it, with the caveats by the other writers. But here's the deal--When H/K was clearing out their stock of this unit it was going for $399. You read that right. And that's what I would consider a fair price. $399, maybe....

1 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

alaAverage 4.4

HP Pavilion Elite m9450f

In all fairness my HP M9450 was a custom order, therefore not the typical retail box one would normally find at your local computer store or anywhere online. Quite frankly, I did not know this at the time I purchased this unit from a wholesaler. The...

6 user reviews

alaAverage 4.4

LTO5 Ultrium 1.5TB/3TB with Case

Tapes are fine, but no labels as per the other review. Wish I'd read that BEFORE ordering. Ah well, labelmaker it is.

3 user reviews

alaAverage 4.4

HP Pavilion A6554f

I bought a used HP a6554f about a year ago for the express purpose of using it for broadband Internet. For that purpose it works quite well, and quite franky I haven't asked a lot more of it. I probably could, and probably will ...

3 user reviews

alaAverage 4.3

Compaq Presario Media Center SR1950NX

Alright, I am a gamer and I need a very good computer for that. Plus, my family does a lot of business things where they need to have many applications running at once. This computer tackles both and more. There are many things to point out about this...

7 user reviews

alaAverage 4.2

HP Pavilion Elite e9270f

Very fast, great price, should last me for many years. I am very happy with this desk top.

6 user reviews

alaAverage 4.1

Western Digital TV Play

The WD TV Play is the best alternative to Roku and Apple TV for viewers looking to access their personal media collection.

1 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

alaAverage 4.1

Crosley ST12 Mahogany Jukebox Stand for CR12-1 and CR12-2

What else can you say everything, after all it is just a cd holder. Colour matched cherry exactly - very happy.

9 user reviews

alaAverage 4

HP Pavilion Slimline s3530f

Once you take care of the overheating problem - common to ALL slimlines because they have a very low PSU (power supply) - you have a great little HTPC (home theatre pc).

6 user reviews

alaAverage 4

Sauder Shoal Creek Storage Chest

When putting it together, it literally fell apart. The screws ripped out causing the wood to fall apart. It was cheaply made.

4 user reviews

alaAverage 4

Home Styles 5532-01 Hanover Mobile File, Cherry Finish

This product arrived with scratches on the bottom (luckily that is out of view). Two extra holes were started to be drilled on the inside of the small drawer and the screws for the casters were weak metal. Three of the screws broke in half while being...

2 user reviews

alaAverage 4

HP TouchSmart IQ507

I purchased this modern day computer a few months back. Although it did create a number of software issues and the wireless card was faulty, HP sent me a shipping box and through overnight shipping it was off to either to fixin. This thing is...

2 user reviews

alaAverage 4

HP Pavilion Media Center TV m7580n

We're down with entertainment PCs here at Home Theater. For those of you who are ready to share the joy, there are basically two ways to join the party. For the hands-on approach, we've written about specific best-of-the-best audio and video cards and...

2 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

alaAverage 3.9

HP Pavilion Media Center A1520n

I've had similar experiences described by the other reviewer "DK Lang" posted above. This system repeatedly hung up, lagged excessively and had many frustrating errors. I suspect the problem is largely related to Windows XP and not necessarily the...

7 user reviews

alaAverage 3.9

Atlantic Oskar Media Cabinet - Maple

I'm a 'vertically challenged' so I couldn't put it together without the help of my much taller son. The instructions were precise (if only I had read them twice - my fault). The end product fit exactly where I pictured it (much to my husband's...

6 user reviews

alaAverage 3.7

HP TouchSmart IQ845uk

I originally purchased this product via Amazon on 15 November 2009. Since that date the unit has been completely replaced owing to screen display failure within one month of purchase. Amazon arranged a replacement unit straight away. The unit I have...

5 user reviews

alaAverage 3.7

Sondigo Sirocco

Save the money you would otherwise spend on an expensive media streamer and invest it in the Sondigo Sirocco.

1 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

alaAverage 3.7

HP Pavilion Media Center 873n

This machine really flys! The 2.53GHz P4 processor combined with 512MB of DDR memory really make this machine scream even with the most demanding video games. The GeForce 4 MX420 graphics card delivers fast, crisp images even during online gaming where...

6 user reviews

alaAverage 3.7

HP Pavilion Media Center M470n

I too was impressed with this machine. As the previous reviewer wrote it is not exactly set up for the novice but with patience and use of the literature provided set up was easy. The Media center is great. The key to reception is a good antenna or a...

3 user reviews

alaAverage 3.6

Linksys Wireless Home Audio System

Though we prefer the look of Sonos and the price of Logitech, Linksys produces a quality competitor.

1 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

alaAverage 3.5

HP Pavilion Media Center M380n-b

I purchased one of these two weeks ago, refurbished from eCost at $859. It looks like a new machine and came with a clean install setup. I've put it in my home office and ran a cable connection to allow for TV reception. It performs well since it...

4 user reviews

alaAverage 3.4

Compaq Presario Media Center SR2030NX

I've had this computer for a little over a year now, (got it in December of 06) and it has been a pretty good computer. Decent out of the box, and will be great for 'casual users'. I have upgraded quite a few parts, but had used it about a year,...

6 user reviews



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