equipment reviews
This Month's Featured Equipment Reviews
Tisbury Audio Mini Passive Review
Denon AVR-S700W& Envaya Bluetooth Speaker Reviews
CLONES Audio 25p Power Amplifier Review
Audioengine A2+ Desktop Speakers Review
Darwin Truth Silver Cable Review
Latest AV News
Media Server Forum Topics:
Classic Media Server Reviews
Past Media Server News
 
Home Theater Media Servers
Categories in section: Home Theater Media Servers
Home Theater/Media Center PCs (24) Music Servers (28) Satellite & Cable Receivers/PVRs/DVRs/TiVo (15)
Video Servers (4)

Ordering   Advanced search

Title:
Friday, 09 May 2008 ,  Written by AVRev.com
Exceptional Innovation Life|media LMS-750 Media Center PC
The Basics: Exceptional Innovation has established a name in custom-retail and home-automation circles for its Life|ware system, a software-based automation platform that runs on Windows Media Center PCs. The addition of Life|ware to a Media Center PC allows you to control compatible whole-house products (lighting, security, HVAC, music distribution) easily through the Media Center interface. It was only a matter of time until EI decided to release its own Media Center hardware, with the Life|ware software preloaded; these new units are called Life|media. Life/media is available in five different configurations, which vary in hard-drive storage, processing speed, graphic cards and overall size. The LMS-750 is a higher-end, four-rack-space model with a 3TB hard drive, DVR functionality, a DVD/CD burner and two built-in CableCARD/Clear-QAM tuners to access premium HD channels (for non-cable users, the LMS-700 offers the same specs, but sports dual NTSC/ATSC ...
Friday, 09 May 2008 ,  Written by AVRev.com
Apple Mac Mini Media Center
The Basics: The Mac mini is the least expensive Apple computer on the market, targeted at the digital-media fan who wants to import and manage digital content via iTunes and iLife (iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, GarageBand, and iWeb) and navigate it using Apple’s Front Row interface. Consequently, it has become a popular choice for those who want to build a Mac-based media center. The specs above reflect the basic Mac mini configuration, but you can upgrade to a 2.0GHz Intel processor, 120GB hard drive, 2GB of RAM and a SuperDrive with DVD-RW/CD-RW capabilities for $899. Neither version includes internal TV tuners or DVR functionality, although you can add these features through third-party software from companies like Elgato Systems. The Mac mini has a very basic set of connections: It has a single DVI video output, with an included VGA adapter and a single ...
Friday, 09 May 2008 ,  Written by AVRev.com
Sony VAIO VGX-TP25E Home Theater PC
The Basics: Sony offers two Windows Media Center PCs that sport a unique form factor, with a small, round, glossy chassis. Both models have a 500GB hard drive and a disc drive that allows Blu-ray playback and has read/write abilities for DVD and CD. The VGX-TP25E is the higher-end edition of the two. It offers 4GB of RAM and comes bundled with two external ATI TV Wonder Digital Cable Tuner modules, which connect to the PC via the USB 2.0 ports. Each module has a CableCARD, Clear-QAM, and an NTSC and ATSC tuner. The step-down VGX-TP20 lacks the ATI bundle (it has one internal NTSC and ATSC tuner) and offers only 2GB of RAM, but its $1599.99 asking price is substantially lower. The VGX-TP25E has two video output options (HDMI and VGA) and two audio output options (HDMI and optical digital). It ...
Friday, 09 May 2008 ,  Written by AVRev.com
Okoro OMS-CX100 Home Theater PC
The Basics: Okoro Media Systems has six different Media Center PC lines, with varying degrees of functionality and connectivity. The OMS-CX100 is one of the lower-priced models, hailing from the CableCARD Series, but it still has a lot of features and is highly configurable. The specs listed above reflect the base configuration, but you can upgrade the video card to a higher-level Nvidia model and up the hard drive size to 1TB. The system comes with a DVD/CD burner and a single ATI TV Wonder Digital Cable Tuner, which includes one CableCARD, Clear-QAM, an NTSC and ATSC tuner. (You can upgrade to two ATI tuners for $250.) Okoro even allows you to replace the Windows Vista Ultimate OS with SageTV Media Center V6, SnapStream Media Center Suite, or no software at all. The OMS-CX100 has a solid connection panel, with DVI in ...
Friday, 09 May 2008 ,  Written by AVRev.com
Alienware Hangar18 Media Center PC
The Basics: The Alienware Hangar18 is a highly configurable Windows Media Center PC, with different disc drive options, hard drive sizes, RAM levels and peripherals. Its base price is $2229, but the specs above reflect one of the highest-end configurations, with a 2TB hard drive, 4GB of RAM and an integrated, slot-loading Blu-ray/DVD/CD burner. One option we did not include is the Media Center Extender upgrade, which adds a Linksys extender and 802.11n capability, recommended for those who want to stream HD video; this feature ups the price to $4533. The Hangar18 has a well-rounded connection panel, with HDMI, VGA and component video outputs. For audio, you can use HDMI or your choice of optical/coaxial digital outputs. This product contains its own 1,000-watt five-channel amplifier, so you can attach speakers directly to it, with a subwoofer output to direct bass to an ...
Results 31 - 35 of 71 << Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next > End >>

 
  home theater news  |  equipment reviews 
  blu-ray reviews  |  dvd  |  theatrical reviews  
  music download reviews  |  music disc reviews
  contact  |  about-us  |  careers   |  brands 
  Subscribe to Us   |   RSS   |  AVRev Forums
  front page  |  virtual tours  |  dealer locator
  how to features  |   lifestyle & design articles
  Want Your Home Theater Featured on MHT?
   CE Partners: HDD  |  HDF  |  VGT  |  SD  |  DVD
   
  Advertise with Us | Specs | Disclaimer
  Sponsors | privacy policy | terms of use
  909 N. Sepulveda Blvd. El Segundo, CA 90245
  Ads: 310.280.4476 | Contact Us
  Content: 310.280.4575 | Mike Flacy