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HP Digital Entertainment Center Z565

HP Digital Entertainment Center Z565
alaAverage 4.5

3 reviews

Nov, 2014

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Amazon.com review summary for HP Digital Entertainment Center Z565

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HP Digital Entertainment Center Z565 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Media Centers on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Desktops: 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.

Perfect form factor for home theater. Front-mounted info display. 300GB HP Personal Media Bay drive. 500GB internal hard drive. ATSC/HDTV tuner. Excellent wireless keyboard/mouse combo. Built-in IR receiver.

Still uses Pentium D processor. Top-mounted fan is inconvenient. No HD-DVD or Blu-ray drive. A bit pricey.

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.

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Excellent price/features ration and best off the shelf sub-1000$ HTPC

 

I am writing this review from my HP Z565 Home Theater PC (HTPC) which is connected to my 7.1 surround system and 63" Plasma HDTV (1080p). Leaning backwards in my comfy sofa with the included wireless keyboard with built in trackball and media controls...

Complete, lots pof RAM and HD space. Expandable GB's. Lotts of connections

Slightly dated hardware and software (XP vs Vista and Pentium D Dual Core)

Product Specifications

Watch lots of TV and movies? Listen to music all the time? Love video games? The HP z565 Digital Entertainment Center is made with you in mind. It centralizes your various entertainment in one convenient digital location. Plus, you can store a whopping 800GB worth of your favorite shows, movies, music, games, songs, and photos!

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop
Manufacturer Form Factor:Desktop

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop
Manufacturer Form Factor:Desktop

Cache Memory

Installed Size:4MB
Per Processor Size:4MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:16.6in
Height:4.4in
Weight:24.5lbs
Width:17in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:Z565
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Digital Entertainment Center

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Black / Brushed aluminum

Modem

Type: None

Multimedia Functionality

Radio Tuner Type:FM radio
TV Tuner Type:Digital and dual analog TV

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g

Optical Storage

Read Speed:40x (CD) / 16x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:32x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
Type:DVD
Write Speed:40x (CD) / 16x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:3.4GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:945
Type:Pentium D

RAM

Installed Size:2GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type:IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type:Personal Media Drive

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:800GB
Recommended Use:Home use
Type:Media center

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS
Interface Type:PCI Express x16
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