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HP Digital Entertainment Center Z558

HP Digital Entertainment Center Z558
alaScore 77

11 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of HP Digital Entertainment Center Z558. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Media Centers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Media Centers the HP Digital Entertainment Center Z558 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 Z558 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Media Centers on

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This summary is based on the products: HP z558 Digital Entertainment Center All-in-one entertainment source with 600GB of hard drive storageHP z558 Digital Entertainment Center

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: vanpappas (

HP Media Center


Media Center.

Ocationally have to re-boot computer.

Mar, 2007

Product Specifications

Revolutionize the way you watch TV, plus upgrade your home entertainment options! The z558 Digital Entertainment Center connects to your TV or projector through DVI, VGA, component video, S-Video, or composite video, and lets you control everything with a remote, right from the couch. The HP Digital Entertainment Center will make friends fast with the rest of your home theater equipment. Enjoy digital or analog surround sound output through your A/V receiver. The black, brushed-aluminum finish looks at home in your living room or home theater. An ultraquiet design keeps your focus on your entertainment experience, not on your system. A single remote control gives you instant access to all your digital entertainment - TV, DVD movies, home videos, music, photos and FM radio. Three high-performance TV tuners and a personal video recorder (PVR) let you pause, replay and record from cable, digital cable, digital satellite, or over-the-air TV. Record up to three TV programs simultaneously. You can capture single episodes or entire series onto the HP Digital Entertainment Center. You'll never miss another episode of your favorite show! Make your own CDs or enjoy the ones you already have. You can even select individual songs, create play lists, or search for music by title, artist and album. It's like having a jukebox right in your living room! Play your favorites or download new ones and get ready for crisp, clear images and unbeatable surround sound from your big-screen TV.

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:2MB
Per Processor Size:2MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)


Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Country Kits: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:Digital and dual analog TV


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)
Write Speed:40x (CD) / 16x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:3.2GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Processor Number:640
Type:Pentium 4


Installed Size:1GB
Max Supported Size:2GB
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:Personal Media Drive

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:600GB
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