Okoro Media Systems OMS-SX100 Digital Entertainment System
We spend more then a little time bantering about what makes the ideal Media Center PC. Everyone has a different opinions on the subject, however, there are a few core building blocks for every HTPC.
- Silent and cool
- Quality Build (good wiring, noise dampening)
- Software, Software, Software
- Usability (IR sensor, readable LCD etc)
You won't get much of that information from About.com's review. Frankly it is a dismal evaluation of the system. To help the people out who are reviewing Media Center PC's, let's tell them what they should do in a review. I will start it off! Crucial to every Media Center review is starting out with a section of what a Media Center PC is and what it can do. It can be a lot more then an expensive TiVo. What are your thoughts? Media Center PCs are still in their infancy, maybe toddler, and there still needs to be a good dose of education behind every evaluation. Chime in on the comments and let the world know how a HTPC should be reviewed, who knows, maybe we will learn a thing or two as well.
From the review:
I really enjoyed using the OMS-SX100 Digital Entertainment System from Okoro
Media Systems. Upon arrival on my doorstep, I unpacked the Home Theater PC,
placed it in my entertainment center and hooked it up to an HDTV via the HDMI
output. I then connected the Optical Audio out to my surround sound receiver.
Using the included TV Tuner Card, the Saber 2020 Dual Analog PCIe TV Capture
Card, I connected my Cable TV coaxial cable to the RF input on the card. Once
everything was properly connected, I fired up the Okoro HTPC and was greeted
with the Windows Media Center Operating System. I didn't have to worry about
installing any drivers, everything works right out of the box.