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    News - Compro vows to improve flawed Network Media Centre T1000W

    Compro responds to HEXUS review, plans wave of firmware updates before year's end.
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    Re: News - Compro vows to improve flawed Network Media Centre T1000W

    You've got to wonder, if all this was is in the pipeline for the next 6 weeks, why they didn't delay the release to avoid negative reviews...

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    Re: News - Compro vows to improve flawed Network Media Centre T1000W

    I think the price also needs to come down a bit, I'm contemplating an HTPC build for my dad for next summer and £200 would cover most of that so if this unit is £100 then I may well to tempted to give this to my dad instead since it seems to tick all the boxes. But £200 is too steep especially when you have to fork out for a hard drive on top of that.

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    Re: News - Compro vows to improve flawed Network Media Centre T1000W

    That is a seriously botched launch of a product that, hopefully, has at best 12 months life in it.

    Give me a new ATOM or VIA mini-ITX board that can play 1080p properly (no stuttering) has an expanion slot to support a dual digital tuner and a couple of SATA sockets for a Blueray player and an SSD and we can build something a lot better than the Compro box.

    Windows 7 has a very good media centre (Linux can go with Myth TV), my mini ITX board would allow proper watching of TV, recorded TV and DVDs and allow me to browse the web from my living room.

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    Re: News - Compro vows to improve flawed Network Media Centre T1000W

    Quote Originally Posted by cjs150 View Post
    That is a seriously botched launch of a product that, hopefully, has at best 12 months life in it.

    Give me a new ATOM or VIA mini-ITX board that can play 1080p properly (no stuttering) has an expanion slot to support a dual digital tuner and a couple of SATA sockets for a Blueray player and an SSD and we can build something a lot better than the Compro box.

    Windows 7 has a very good media centre (Linux can go with Myth TV), my mini ITX board would allow proper watching of TV, recorded TV and DVDs and allow me to browse the web from my living room.
    Granted, such a system would wipe the floor with this unit, but good luck putting that together for anything remotely like £200. Assuming you managed to get your hands on windows for £40, that'd leave you with £160 for the case, motherboard/CPU/RAM, PSU, SSD, BluRay player and dual DVB Tuner.

    I'm not having a go - I agree that the sort of system you've proposed is far better than this standalone Compro unit - but you're not comparing like with like!

    Roo

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    Re: News - Compro vows to improve flawed Network Media Centre T1000W

    Quote Originally Posted by Roobubba View Post
    Granted, such a system would wipe the floor with this unit, but good luck putting that together for anything remotely like £200. Assuming you managed to get your hands on windows for £40, that'd leave you with £160 for the case, motherboard/CPU/RAM, PSU, SSD, BluRay player and dual DVB Tuner.

    I'm not having a go - I agree that the sort of system you've proposed is far better than this standalone Compro unit - but you're not comparing like with like!

    Roo
    The ASrock ION systems go for about £230 - add XBMC and it'll play anything back (the bluray version is £300 but would need Windows to play bluray)

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    Re: News - Compro vows to improve flawed Network Media Centre T1000W

    Just thought I'd update this seeing as I have a T1000W sat at home which is used all the time.

    Compro have worked on the firmware since the review and the overall performance of this system has come on leaps and bounds with the latest update.

    It now supports all major files, including ISO files and has no issues with any of the MKV files and other HD media I've thrown at it since I updated it.

    The menu system used, and I state used to be a little slow as you could queue commands by doing the keypresses on the remote if you remembered them and then it used to slowly navigate through them to where you want to go. Thankfully, since the newer firmware release this has now gone and the menu system is very fast indeed and responds in a very fast and timely manner.

    It now links perfectly up with my Windows 7 PC and can see all the media files I've got on the PC, and I always use it for playing some seriously heavy breaks or D&B when I'm cleaning the living room.

    All in all, it's great. I did use the digital recorder, but now I've got V+ etc installed it's not been connected to an Antenna but it's role as the media player is done without any problems at all.

    The only issue I can see with this unit is that it appears that the microsoft MCE remote controller which can be used on a PC or xbox 360 uses a similar IR setup as the power button on the microsoft remote, turns the compro player on and off.

    So, to sum it up - Have Compro done what they have said and improved the flawed T1000W.

    Yes - Yes they have

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