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HP Pavilion Elite m9520f

HP Pavilion Elite m9520f
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Jul, 2014

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Amazon.com review summary for HP Pavilion Elite m9520f

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 user reviews of HP Pavilion Elite m9520f from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Media Centers on Amazon.com.

61% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Pavilion Elite M9520F Desktop PC (2.5 GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 Processor, 8 GB RAM, 750 GB Hard Drive, Blu-ray Drive, Vista Premium)HP Pavilion Elite M9520F Desktop PC (2.5 GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 Processor, 8 GB RAM, 750 GB Hard Drive, Blu-ray Drive, Vista Premium)

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Amazing Desktop With All The Bells And Whistles

 

This desktop is state of art as of 05/2009.Tons of memory and extremely fast. The graphics are superb. HP software makes setting up, securing, tranfering and storing data so simple that even the newest pc'er should be elated. Gamers will be happy with...

Love the graphics that come from the nVidia GeForce 9500 GS, and the 8GB of RAM and 750GB hard drive are a major leap up from the 512MB/80GB that I had on my old Presario that I let the kids have. This is the most advanced PC I foundin stores

Nothing really, although it would have been nice to be able to play blue-ray dvds with out having to add-on

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The HP Pavilion Elite M9520F IS Amazing! just purchased

 

The usual HP stuff- No discs, silly recovery stuff on hard drive(We the Users of HP would love discs, not recovery stuff on the hard drive).

Simply amazing with a Blu-ray Player, 768MB Nvidia GeForce9600GS,750GB HDD ; Comes loaded with everything you need to put it in a Home Theatre- Blu-Ray, ATSC and NTSC tuner, 7.1 sound, and HDMI output.Pretty easy to set up overall

The usual HP stuff- No discs, silly recovery stuff on hard drive. <---We the HP users would like the HP Discs not stuff on the hard drive

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HP Pavilion Elite M9520F(FQ561AA) Core 2 Quad Q8300(2.50GHz) 8GB DDR2 750GB NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GS Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit

 

Added a Blu-Ray recorder drive in the expansion slot, like I said this PC has the speed to run high processor demand programs with speed.

Excellent HTPC, love the ease of recording programs, much better than DVR, great PC, very fast running video recording programs from my video camera. The included remote operates all my video componets, big plus

As with others HP tech support sucks, they know nothing. Blu-Ray playback uses a different program than DVD playback, something that can be fixed but HP hasn't yet, I have a HP laptop that uses only one program for both Blu-Ray and DVD

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Great Media Center / TV Tuner Issue Resolved

 

I would have given this a five rating if it wasn't for HP's horrible tech support and that the wireless that HP installed in the system interfered with the TV tuner.

This machine has plenty of power and memory to become my home media center. It has HDMI output so I can connect it directly to my HDTV. It has a Blu-ray disc reader so I don't have to use my PS3 anymore for HD movies. It has a remote control for Vista...

HP tech support is horrible. They don't know anything about the systems. They are only going by scripts

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A lot of hardware - it needs a little software tuning

 

It is a desktop that has all I need. The Vista Windows Experience score is 5.6, due to the video card score of 5.6 as all other components scored a 5.9.

A lot of technology that can keep you busy understanding all that is available if you want - or you can leave it alone

I ran into similiar TV tuner issues that a prior reviewer had with analog TV signals getting out of synch every minute. After spending a lot of time trying to resolve the problem, the problem is fixed. Turns out the problem is not with the tuner card...

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Update to first review

 

I wrote the first review on this, prior to having the tuners working. Since then, I have spent several HOURS on the HP tech support chat with very technical knowledge-limited Indian chat techs, each very polite but ultimately very useless in coming to...

The promise of the machine is high... the delivery on that promise is somewhat lacking

The TV tuner functionality is not good. While I got both the NTSC and ATSC tuners to function after hooking an RF splitter and two cables into both tuner inputs, both have issues. The analog tuner drops into sync loss once per minute for 7 seconds. It...

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HTPC powerhouse

 

I still don't have the tuner working to my satisfaction. If I hook my analog to the ATSC tuner input, I get ONLY the HDTV channels. If I hook to the NTSC tuner input, I get ONLY the analog channels. Apparently, I need to put a splitter on the coax and...

Pretty much comes loaded with everything you need to put it in a Home Theatre- Blu-Ray, ATSC and NTSC tuner, 7.1 sound, and HDMI output. I couldn't put one together that had all the required stuff for less ; Worked fine out of the box, was pretty easy...

The usual HP stuff- No discs, silly recovery stuff on hard drive ; Not sure why, but the HDMI stopped working and needed to be re-booted to bring it back. But is working fine after a re-boot ; Windows Media Center is one bizarre program, highly...

Product Specifications

Incredible performance matched with unique features like true wireless, HP Easy Backup, HP Personal Media drive bays deliver the very best in digital entertainment, photography and mainstream gaming experience. HP's Easy Back-up button, a simple to use one-touch back-up button, located on the front of the chassis adds an increased layer of security by automatically duplicating media and personal files. Featuring a smooth, high-gloss piano black exterior and a unique Imprint pattern, the HP Pavilion Elite m9500 PC is a stylish, sleek PC. With hard disc drive, consumers can conveniently store their entire portfolio of movies, music and photographs in one place. A unique recessed landing pad for USB and 1394 devices, located on top of the PC, provides handy storage and easy access for all USB devices such as digital cameras or iPods.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:Elite m9520f
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Pavilion

Mainboard

Chipset Type:Intel G33 Express
Data Bus Speed:1333MHz

Modem

Type: None

Multimedia Functionality

TV Tuner Type:Digital and analog TV

Networking

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

Optical Storage

Read Speed:40x (CD) / 16x (DVD) / 6x (BD)
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 Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.5GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Quad-Core
Processor Number:Q8300
Type:Core 2 Quad

RAM

Installed Size:8GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:750GB
Recommended Use:Home use
Type:Media center

Video Memory

Installed Size:768MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GS
Interface Type:PCI Express x16
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