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Media Center Reviews

Updated: Aug 30, 2015 23:48
alaScore 79

Altech Maestro Pro 2

If you have a bundle of cash and are looking for a good looking device to add to your home theatre or a PC that can handle most media related tasks, then the Maestro is for you. If you are looking for a gaming PC, you may want to look elsewhere.

2 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

alaScore 79

Philips Streamium SL400i

Our sister blog PVR Wire just took Philips' Streamium SL400i media extender for a test drive, but unfortunately they never really got it out of first gear. Martin Conaghan over at the 'Wire (who may be the only member of the WIN family save for the...

4 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

alaScore 78

HP Digital Entertainment Center Z558

I've had this unit hooked up to my LCD TV for a couple of years now and I have really enjoyed it. The keyboard is compact, easy to use, and works like a charm. I have had no problems with the signal. The computer has HD TV tuner built in, wireless...

11 user reviews

alaScore 78

HP Pavilion Elite m9515f

I was a long-time fan of HP because they provided excellent warranty service and telephone tech support. Before you buy from them be aware this has changed. The quality of tech support has declined dramatically. Calls now automatically go to...

50 user reviews

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HP Pavilion Media Center M8530f

I purchased this computer 14 months ago. I was pleased with the quality until about two months ago when it started freezing at random. Spoke with tech support and ran all the virus scans and even restored it to factory state, but the problem remains....

15 user reviews

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HP Pavilion Media Center TV m7640n

Though lacking the memory and heightened performance capabilities of its similarly-named descendant, the HP Pavilion Media Center TV M7640N packs an incredible punch. Whether you are an avid gamer, or simply want an edge in viewing DVDs and other...

1 expert reviews | 12 user reviews

alaScore 77

HP Pavilion Elite m9520f

Like many others I purchased the E9120Y I performed a BIOS update and that's where the problems start... You can find this problem with the E9120Y everywhere on blog posts. The system does not boot, there seems to be no way to revert to the old BIOS,...

98 user reviews

alaScore 77

HP Digital Entertainment Center Z555

HP's Digital Entertainment Center enters the world of HDTV. The HDTV tuner is a nice extra feature, adding to the value of this already-excellent Media Center PC.

1 expert reviews | 12 user reviews

alaScore 77

HP Pavilion Elite m9350f

This computer when through two motherboards while still under warranty. Now, the motherboard is fried for a third time and I cannot get the part. I spent countless hours on the phone with people in India trying to get this thing repaired. It's a huge,...

33 user reviews

alaScore 76

Atlantic Drawbridge DRA280MM03 280 CD/112 DVD/BluRay/Games Wood Cabinet (Black)

I am not a handy man by any means, but assembled this study, functional and quite handsome shelf unit in minutes.

149 user reviews

alaScore 76

HP Pavilion A6500f

Purchased in 8/2008 as a bundle pack with printer, etc. By 5/2009 had already sent back to HP for warranty repair / replacement of hard drive. HP wouldn't extend the 1 yr manufacturer warranty on the "new" HD, and said any warranty on it would only be...

25 user reviews

alaScore 75

HP Pavilion A1310n

i bought this pc about 2 years ago. I have had several problems, crashes a lot, programs stop responding. Even when i am not doing nothing, i can see procesor is working at 100 %, ( i see it in the task manager window). Every 4 or 6 months i need to...

18 user reviews

alaScore 74

Pinnacle PCTV USB2

The fax function works fine, if you don't mind lines running through the fax. The printer is terrible. The alignment is off and nothing I have tried will fix it. I admit I purchased this 4 in 1 for the price and I got just what I paid for. I work...

29 user reviews

alaAverage 5

Acer Aspire REVOview RV-100

Quite pricey compared to similar products but worth it. Play back quality is superb, easy to set up(even wireless). Menu's are clear and straight forward and plays every format that I can think of.

1 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

alaAverage 5

ABS New Media Center PC 8500

ABS New Media Center PC 8500 is an absolute state of the art and technology when referred as Media Center.

1 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

alaAverage 5

HP Pavilion Elite m9360f

I am a software developer, and after I got this box I installed a fesh copy of Vista Ultimate 64 bit on it. The box is very fast. In Vista it scores 5.9 on all the Windows experience index ratings, which is currently as high as they go. The box is...

2 user reviews

alaAverage 5

HP Pavilion Media Center A1620n

I have had this PC for so long, I don't even remember when I bought it. It has given little or no problems for years and years and this is a big plus because I am not a computer geek. I have always had good luck with HP products.

4 user reviews

alaAverage 5

HP m7199a Media Center PC

If you can get past its questionable chassis design, you'll be hard pressed to find a more powerful or feature-rich media centre PC than the HP m7199a.

1 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

alaAverage 4.9

Definitive Technology Mythos XTR-50 On-Wall or Shelf-Mounting Ultra-Thin...

def tech is the best for the money, not that these are inexpensive. if I had space for towers, I would prefer them however as i like a more direct bass coming toward the listening area as opposed to the subwoofer. Great sound nonteheless.

7 user reviews

alaAverage 4.8

Dune HD TV-102 schwarz

Has all the features I need. Have tried a few now, this one in my view the best. Would be nice if the USB port was on the back, small niggle.

5 user reviews

alaAverage 4.8

HP Pavilion Media Center TV m7570n

Order arrived on time and as advertised.

5 user reviews

alaAverage 4.8

Popcorn Hour WN-160

I was thinking that I may receive the old version but thanks I received the one as described. Worked as expected. Thank You!!

4 user reviews

alaAverage 4.8

Noontec V7 II

Plays everything and seems to be the best buy on the market for the price. The device was slightly larger than I expected, however the design is neat and tidy. The remote feels solid and the buttons are responsive (not squidgy). The menus and on-screen...

4 user reviews

alaAverage 4.7


I bought this Sony about 2 yrs ago and it's WONDERFUL! I highly rec'mend this anyone and would but again from AmaZon! Esp with free shipping. Sure beat the Q's at the dept store!!

7 user reviews

alaAverage 4.5

StreamPort Universal

Because you can't tweet from your phone if it's sitting in a speaker dock

2 expert reviews



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