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Media Center Reviews

Updated: Jan 30, 2015 12:54
alaAverage 4.5

Patriot pbo alpine

IMPORTANT: Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time. While we each do our best to ensure...

2 expert reviews

alaAverage 4.5

HP Pavilion Media Center A1677c-b

Came with XP MCE, upgraded to Vista, upgraded to Windows 7 ; NOTHING has failed on this PC. Swapped out Video Cards and installed 2 additional hard drives and she still runs

2 user reviews

alaAverage 4.5

Xitel MP3 Streamer

I have an older laptop pluged into my stereo system to play MP3's and sought some improvement in fidelity. This device provided a marked improvement in fidelity, especially at the high freq end. Moreover, the sound stage opens up quite a bit. Doesn't...

3 user reviews

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 4.5

Roku R01-2000

I would have bought the wifi model but the TV I bought it for only has RCA jacks. It's well worth it to be able to stream cartoons in the spare room for the kids by day and tv shows for the old ladies by night. YOU DO NEED A CREDIT CARD TO OPEN A ROKU...

7 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 eventually, but most of...

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 4.2

Primare NP30

Combines a well executed streamer with a superb sounding DAC and with preamp functionality to boot

3 expert 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). Since it comes with 64 bit vista, youll need to download the divx codecs (not the...

6 user reviews

alaAverage 4

Cambridge Audio Sonata NP30

The sound quality from this device is excellent. Little more to be said about that aspect. It's easy to set up. The firmware and user interface is pretty mediocre. Specifically, there is no way to save a path to a specific network device / directory,...

3 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 am an avid collector of books and am always trying to find a shelf that is not so deep so the paperbacks get lost. These are perfect for books, cds, dvds or storing a collection of teddy bears.

6 user reviews



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