It's not brand-spanking new but Pinnacle's ShowCenter 200 is now far less expensive than at launch time, so Leo Xenakis checks it out to see how well this affordable network media player brings in digital content from a PC to a living-room AV system.
This set-top box has a similar footprint to many hi-fi-separates - it's 300(w) x 230(d) x 40(h)mm - and designed to connect wirelessly (802.11b/g) or via cable (10/100-Base-T Ethernet) to one or more networked Windows PCs (XP or Win 2K). ShowCenter pulls over their multimedia content so that it can be enjoyed on a living-room or bedroom TV set or audio system.
With a ShowCenter, you can curl up on the sofa or lay in bed and watch on TV the videos or stills stored on your PCs and listen to your computer-based digital music collection playing out of your hi-fi system or TV set.
After a whole lot of testing, Leo was pretty impressed. Check out his review and let us know your thoughts.