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Media Center Reviews

Updated: Apr 19, 2015 09:47
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

Slingbox 500

Was easy to set up. I have it hooked up to my DirecTV receiver. Was able to log into my box from 500 miles away and watch my DVR'd shows in HD. A little remote control pops up on the screen that looks just like the one I have hat home and controls the...

4 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

alaAverage 3.4

Samsung GX-SM530CF

This box does what it was designed to do. It is a cable box with streaming media capability. The interactive on-screen program guide is nice. It will not support on-demand functions. Samsung should market it more as a cable box replacement rather than...

3 user reviews

alaAverage 3.4

HP Pavilion A6235x

Great buy! The price to performance ratio is stunning. If you want to have a quiet computer, you may consider getting a different hard drive. The fans seem to be pretty much silent... Though, can't hear them over the hard drive anyway. The only...

3 user reviews

alaAverage 3.3

Emtec EKLTVF200 Movie CUBE F200

Works very well, and with minimal setup you will be able to watch your PVR and live TV all over the world, on your PC or mobile device. The only downside is that you will have to pay around £8 for the mobile app, which is both sparse in its remote...

4 user reviews

alaAverage 3

OSP Designs 47-Inch Reversible Top Gamer Console

I ordered this as a Christmas present for my son. He loves it! All of his gaming systems are in one place and his games.

8 user reviews

alaAverage 3

HP Pavilion Elite m9650f

Buy something else

6 user reviews

alaAverage 3

Fusion Amplis embarqués MS-RA50 Kit

I really like this radio. Works well with the mount. Mount sold separately of course....

2 user reviews

alaAverage 3

AVF NXS300PB-A Premium AV Component Shelving System

We needed a sleek design that we can mount on the wall to save some space and where we can keep many of our devices. We bought this almost 2 yrs ago and think its great. No problems with installations. Top shelf holds the DVD player, middle shelf holds...

4 user reviews

alaAverage 3

Seagate Free Agent Theatre

Adding to its FreeAgent family of products, Seagate has released FreeAgent Theater. Described as a HD media player for use with your television, the FreeAgent Theater is decked out in black with the top having a fingerprint retaining lacquered effect....

2 expert reviews

alaAverage 3

Gateway GT 5014 Media Center

I've had it for 6 years and it still works great. :) I spent a little on a better video card so I could play more up-to-date video games on it, but havent had any complaints.

2 user reviews

alaAverage 2.9

HP Pavilion Media Center TV m7330n

I wanted a PC that could serve as a DVR, and at the time this seemed the most affordable. It is a pretty good PC, but in less than 2 years it had problems: the self test reported problems with the HD, and after 2.5 years the motherboard died. ...

8 user reviews

alaAverage 2.8

HP Pavilion Media Center M490n

I have had this Media PC for 4 years now and it has worked very well and it has just about everything you'll need or want. The only thing I did was upgrade the RAM. If you're going to edit video and pictures, it takes up a lot of space and memory,...

4 user reviews

alaAverage 2.7

Optima MyPC Media Center

If you're looking for a Media Center for the living room so you can enjoy the TV, DVD, music, slideshow and Internet features, then it's definitely worth waiting to see what the next generation of PCs from Optima and other vendors have to offer.

2 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

alaAverage 2.7

Comfort Research Hero Gaming Chair

The chair is not very comfortable. The blue piping around the chair is very stiff and creates pressure points to sit on. The wired setup is very inconvenient, there is a power cord and a speaker cord running to the computer. It turned my room into a...

3 user reviews

alaAverage 2.5

4D Concepts Tv Entertainment Cart, Espresso

I wish I could tell you if this product works or not....but it didn't come with ANY instructions. I will change this review if If someone would call me back and email/fax me the instructions. I've had it for a week and it's sitting on the floor in pieces.

6 user reviews



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