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

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Life-media-LMS-700.gifHigh Points
• The LMS-700 has excellent build quality and offers a lot of storage, thanks to its 3TB hard drive.  Its list of peripheral connections is also solid.
• The inclusion of dual ATSC tuners means you record two over-the-air HD channels simultaneously or watch one and record another. 
• Life|ware software is included, and the LMS-700 can be the foundation of an advanced whole-house control system that allows you to control lights, music, security, etc., via the Vista user interface. 

Low Points
• The LMS-700 does not support Blu-ray playback, nor does it have an HDMI output. 
• The unit lacks built-in Wi-Fi. 
• If you wish to record premium HD channels, you must step up to the LMS-750, which has CableCARD support.  Neither model is compatible with satellite TV systems.

Conclusion
The LMS-700 has a generally good list of connections and features and a huge hard drive, but it is missing some things (Blu-ray playback, HDMI, Wi-Fi) that you can find in a less-expensive media center PC.  This product is really meant for someone who plans to utilize the Life/ware home automation platform and requires a more stable PC with advanced control options.

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HTR Product Rating for Exceptional Innovation Life|media LMS-700 Media Center PC

Criteria Rating

Performance

4

Value

2

Overall

3

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