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HP Digital Entertainment Center Z555

HP Digital Entertainment Center Z555
alaScore 60

14 reviews

Jul, 2014

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Amazon.com review summary for HP Digital Entertainment Center Z555

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of HP Digital Entertainment Center Z555 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Media Centers on Amazon.com.

25% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: HP z555 Digital Entertainment Center

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HP z555 Digital Entertainment Center

 

The new HP z555 Digital Entertainment Center could serve as the template for A/V-style Media Center Edition PCs destined for the living room, and it's what we'll compare future MCE models against. Our early production unit wasn't quite perfect, but...

HDTV tuner, along with two SDTV tuners. Horizontal A/V-style shape. Quiet. HP Personal Media drives. Wireless net-working. Wireless keyboard with trackball mouse. A plethora of input/output ports

ATSC (Advanced Television Systems Committee) tuner doesn't work with satellite or cable HDTV, only over-the-air broadcasts. Suffers from crashes and system slowdowns when left on for extended periods

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.

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HP Entertainment Center Z555 (Pentium 4 3GHz, 512MB RAM, 250GB HDD)

 

Product Specifications

This ultraquiet control center will keep you and your family focused on movies, music, slide shows, and home videos. Comes with a high-definition, over-the-air TV tuner plus dual NTSC TV tuners.

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:1MB
Per Processor Size:1MB

Dimensions & Weight

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

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Canada / United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:Z555
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Digital Entertainment Center

Mainboard

Chipset Type:Intel 915P Express
Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Black / Brushed aluminum

Modem

Type: None

Multimedia Functionality

TV Tuner Type:Analog TV

Networking

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

Optical Storage

Read Speed:40x (CD) / 16x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:24x (CD) / 4x (DVD
Type:DVD
Write Speed:40x (CD) / 8x (DVD-R) / 16x (DVD+R) / 2.4x (DVD+R DL)

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

Processor

Clock Speed:3GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Processor Number:530J
Type:Pentium 4

RAM

Installed Size:512MB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type:IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-150

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:250GB
Recommended Use:Home use
Type:Media center

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 6600
Interface Type:PCI Express x16
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