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Pros: Very fast, it easily plays 1080p HD.
Super quiet. Cannot hear it at all other than at the fan's start-up testing.
The ports are mostly well-selected and well-located.
eSATA port.. Add an eSATA hard-drive or Blu-Ray drive!
Passes 5.1 Dolby & DTS over the HDMI flawlessly if you have an HDMI receiver.
802.11n built-in, with an upgradeable external antenna.
Cons: No built-in Bluetooth. It really should have it already, Jetway..
Case cover is hard to remove.
There is no plain-jane stereo output.
SPDIF on the front? Whaa?
Other Thoughts: If you're wanting a Mediacenter PC (MPC), this is what you should get. I've had one of these for a while now (probably a year, not sure it was this exact model), and bought this latest one a few months ago.
Get an SSD drive. Makes it astoundingly fast. I host all of my videos on a file share on a system with a large drive, so the drive in this can be tiny.
If you're going to go wireless, you should use 802.11n for HD.
If you are planning on using this in a cabinet, either go with wired ethernet or get a WiFi external antenna with an extender cable.
For extreme usefulness, get a Logitech DiNovo Mini Bluetooth keyboard/mousepad. They're tiny, the keys and track pad are backlit so you can use it in the dark, and it can go weeks without charging.
For the case cover, watch the video on the manufacturer's website (as hysterical as it is) for a better idea, but basically you press the plastic and push towards the back. It's much sturdier plastic than it feels like.
This review is from: Rosewill RCW-601 1ft. /USB to Serial (9-pin) DB-9 RS-232 Adapter /Transparent
Pros: Works well, inexpensive.
Cons: THIS CABLE IS **NOT** 6 FEET LONG. It's about a foot long. Works great for me, that's what I wanted, but the description says 6 feet.READ FULL REVIEW
Display Name: Stephen S.
Date Joined: 05/16/04
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