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Media Center Reviews

Updated: Nov 27, 2014 13:53
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

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 3.2

Dvico - Tvix S2 3D - Jukebox multimédia Haute Définition compatible 3D

Another purchase of a Tvix box, this is my eighth unit purchased over the years for different vessels I have worked on with my company. The quality and features just keep on getting better. Installed with a 2TB HDD and setup for use with a HD...

8 user reviews

alaAverage 3


I purchased this to feed a remote display TV with a single video. It mets those needs perfectly....light, HDMI, USB stick input, remote. BUT, it locks up periodically, evidently losing sight of the thumbdrive, and therefore the video file. The only way...

5 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

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

alaAverage 2.5

Compaq Presario SR5510F

The Compaq Presario SR5510F is a decent alternative if you're looking for an inexpensive desktop to handle your basic needs. Then again, a cheap-feeling keyboard, ball mouse, and scads of crapware show that you truly get what you pay for with this...

1 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

alaAverage 1.7

HP Pavilion Media Center M370n

DVD-RW failed with in four months of purchase and it was out of waarranty since refurbished. This can happen to anybody. HP refuced to service the unit FOC.

3 user reviews

alaAverage 1.5

HP Pavilion A1224n

I had a similar head crash on the unit that I purchased from Amazon March 15, 2006. It crashed in early October (7 months after receiving it) and when I called HP to find out what to do for warranty repairs, they said they had no agreement with Amazon...

2 user reviews

alaAverage 1.5

VWB MediaREADY 5000

The MediaReady 5000 matches the features found in more expensive media center devices, but sluggish performance and excessive system noise make it difficult to recommend.

3 expert reviews

alaAverage 1

D1 Home Media Centre

The best digital media centre yet. Has all the features you could want, and is easy to use.

1 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

alaAverage 0.5

HP MCPC Series

Outlook: In terms of brand name to the consumer market, we reckon HP's probably got a better shot than many in terms of making Media Center appeal to Aussie consumers. Check back shortly for our full review.

1 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

alaScore -1

ReQuest F2 Media Server System

ReQuest is one of the first companies to bring proprietary music and media servers to the home entertainment environment. The company offers various systems that simplify how you store and retrieve your music, movies, photos, and more. ReQuest's F2...

2 expert reviews

alaScore -1

Western Digital 2TB My Book AV-TV

So you have amazing performance along with a large capacity, sounds perfect doesn't it? The only issues with Western Digital's 2TB Caviar Black  is its price and limited availability. A price I'm sure will drop over time. But when you are getting...

3 expert reviews

alaScore -1

Niveus Rainier HD Media Server

While there are many media servers, I would venture to guess that the average consumer doesn't understand them. One of the biggest reasons for that is the cost of entry. It is so far outside the reach of most people that they haven't bothered to...

2 expert reviews

alaScore -1

VUDU Media Receiver

Regular readers of Home Theater might know that I also write the “Top 100 DVDs of All Time” article each year, which means that I have at least 8.3-dozen discs at home. And those discs tend to pile up. But how else is a cinephile supposed to build an...

2 expert reviews

alaScore -1

VidaBox Magnum Media Center

A couple of years ago, home theater personal computers were on the cusp of being the next big thing. Everyone wanted to make them to get in on the market, and why not? The ability to put all of your home theater media in one box is incredible. No more...

2 expert reviews



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