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Pros: it is a compact computer which can be hidden behind my 46" TV. This computer runs well like a set-top TV box and DVR. It can handle Windows Media Center that my XBOX 360 is connected to. No video or audio lags.
Cons: I can't think of any right now as I do not have complaints about this computer.
Other Thoughts: Setup is that I have HD Homerun Prime with cable card plugged-in in my basement and all Windows Media Center enabled computers in the house connect to HD Homerun Prime. Get high quality WMC remote control. I like the Foxconn remote control that came with my NanoPC. It is high quality and I wish Newegg would be able to sell these remote controls.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: - has three turners
- stream digital cable TV over ethernet
- works with Windows Media Center on laptops, desktops and netbooks
- works with XBOX 360 (live TV works!) which can be used as a set top box
- uses CableCard from Verizon FIOS TV
- can be hidden in basement along with FIOS router
Cons: - takes time to set up and install on individual laptops, netbooks and desktops
Other Thoughts: CableCard from Verizon costs $4 a month and I plan to return two Verizon set top boxes to save $20 bucks a month. I plan to buy another XBOX 360 4G as a set top box for $179 from Target and a Multimedia Remote control made for XBOX 360. Any of Windows Media Center can be a digital video recorder... eliminating the need for Tivo or Verizon's DVR.
If you have trouble configuring Windows Media Center and encountered ReadyPlay installation/config error, download the latest ReadyPlay runtime for your Windows operating system and it should work fine.
Pros: HDMI and speakers included. HDMI provides more flexibility than non HDMI monitors. See other thoughts below.
Other Thoughts: For 20 bucks more, HDMI is included and is worth it. More devices such as desktop computers, laptops, smartphones, set top boxes, video players, video games and so forth have HDMI.READ FULL REVIEW