Opus' 3500MCE comes closest to realising the ideal Australian Media Centre – and they even get the spelling right.
Typical price: $3,199.00
The best digital media centre yet. Has all the features you could want, and is easy to use.
Typical price: $999.00
A marked improvement over HP's previous media centre offerings, the m7390's powerful internal components and free IceGuide subscription look certain to justify its high price tag.
Typical price: $3,599.00
Turn the £20 Raspberry Pi mini computer into a XBMC media centre for watching iPlayer, 4oD, ITV Player and Demand 5 with this guide.
Home entertainment means a lot more than listening to CDs and watching free-to-air TV these days. If your home theatre includes a media-centre PC, then Unified Remote is an app you should be aware of.
If you're a high quality video junkie -- or for some perfectly legal reason have lots of DivX movies -- then the highly portable iZak should appeal. For the general consumer, however, it's hard to get excited about the iZak, which fares badly against a highly competitive field.
Typical price: $898.00
A Blu-ray playing Windows 7 media centre with a terabyte of storage and a dedicated graphics processor for £600? Not too shabby, huh? Such a system is Dell's new Inspiron Zino HD
Brighten your dark winter days by winning Shuttle's media centre PC. It boasts Blu-ray support, plus Windows Vista and a 320GB hard drive, enough to brighten the dullest of days
If you're setting up a home cinema and want a media centre PC and a gaming rig in one gigantic silver case, look no further than this enormous silver beast
IceTV, an Australian interactive TV listing provider, today announced a partnership with Hewlett-Packard that will see the PC manufacturer bundle a free subscription to the IceTV television guide on its Media Center PCs.