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Slingbox Media Server Reviewed

Slingbox Media Server Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Slingbox has found an interesting place in the world of home theater. It isn't really a video server, because it doesn't store any content. Instead, it allows you to feed content from your television to anywhere you please. It is a pretty impressive bit of technology and allows for all kinds of applications. Read More

 
Kaleidescape Movie Server System Reviewed

Kaleidescape Movie Server System Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

With their movie server system, Kaleidescape offers a server that is a powerful piece of technology. The server takes advantage of all the technologies available to it, the result of which is a component that can rest as the cornerstone of content for any home theater. Read More

 
Sony VAIO VGX-TP20E Media Center PC Reviewed

Sony VAIO VGX-TP20E Media Center PC Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Sony is a company that offers both style and substance. The Sony VAIO VGX-TP20E media center PC is a clear representation of this. Rather than stick with the boxy forms of the typical server, Sony introduced a round form factor that is pretty attractive, and they packed enough inside it to make it even more attractive. Read More

 
Vudu Internet Based Movie Service and Server Reviewed

Vudu Internet Based Movie Service and Server Reviewed

By Jim Swantko

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

Since being sold to Wal-mart as their in-house video streaming service, VUDU's has since dumped its smutty porn channel which was a VHS-like draw for many of its competitors. Read a review of the original service and server here. Read More

 
Okoro OMS-LX100 Media Center PC Reviewed

Okoro OMS-LX100 Media Center PC Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

During the era of Windows Vista and before Apple really got their act together comes the Okoro OMS-LX100 PC-based media server. While lacking some of the key features like a Satellite TV tuner - this computer is designed to work right in your AV system. Read More

 
Apple Mac mini Media Center Reviewed

Apple Mac mini Media Center Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

One of the most cost effective and easy to use ways to set up a music server based system is to start with an Apple Mac Mini. Perfect for setting up iTunes and powering a network of AppleTVs, iPads, iPods and iPhones. Read More

 
Escient Vision Series Multiroom Media Server Reviewed

Escient Vision Series Multiroom Media Server Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

While parent company Denon & Marantz pulled the plug on media streaming company, Escient, not too long ago - in their day they made some pretty robust music and media serving devices that competed with the ReQuests of the world. Read More

 
Qsonix Q110 Music Server Reviewed

Qsonix Q110 Music Server Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
2.5 Stars
 

Another small player from the mid-2000's, Qsonix was early to market with a touch screen media server. Today's Meridian-Sooloos machine has taken much if not all of the steam out of the market for Qsonix but they were early to the game. Read More

 
Exceptional Innovation Life|media LMS-700 Media Center PC Reviewed

Exceptional Innovation Life|media LMS-700 Media Center PC Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

Powered by tens of millions of dollars in venture capital and designed to automate the modern house via the wonders of Microsoft Vista - Exceptional Innovations was in fact exceptional. Sadly, the company didn't make it. Read More

 
Niveus Media Rainier Edition 500HD Media Center PC Reviewed

Niveus Media Rainier Edition 500HD Media Center PC Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

Another company that boomed on to the media server HTPC scene in the mid-2000s was Niveus with some of the most robust, slick Microsoft Vista-based home theater PCs. Check out what Adrienne Maxwell thinks from her 2008 review. Read More