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HP Digital Entertainment Center Z555

HP Digital Entertainment Center Z555
alaScore 77

11 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of HP Digital Entertainment Center Z555. The average rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Media Centers for all reviews. People are impressed by the design. Some have doubts about the reliability. There are some mixed views about the price and usability.



We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Media Centers the HP Digital Entertainment Center Z555 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of HP Digital Entertainment Center Z555 from The average user rating for this product is 2.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Media Centers on People really like the design, whereas there are mixed comments on the price and usability. Many are less positive about the reliability.



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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.

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


Display (Projector)



Country Kits:Canada / United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Digital Entertainment Center


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


Color:Black / Brushed aluminum


Type: None

Multimedia Functionality

TV Tuner Type:Analog TV


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
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


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


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller (2nd)


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-150

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


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