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HP Pavilion Elite m9520f

HP Pavilion Elite m9520f
alaScore 74

98 reviews

Sep, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 reviews of HP Pavilion Elite m9520f. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The usability and price are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP Pavilion Elite m9520f is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 user reviews of HP Pavilion Elite m9520f from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Comments about the design and size are generally positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the reliability.

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

Sep, 2020

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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

Aug, 2009

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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

Mar, 2009

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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...

Mar, 2009

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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...

Mar, 2009

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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...

Jan, 2009

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