Sunday, August 21, 2005
Inteset Denzel TP420-S is an HTPC but it isn't advertised as one. They call it home theater convergence device. But deep down in the spec you could see that it runs on a 3.2GHz P4 processor. They don't even advertise it is powered by Windows Media Center Edition. Smart move targeted at scared-of-technology-folks. I think they should loose that keyboard and sell it only to those who need it.
In any case, call it an HTPC or Home Theater Convergence Device, it sports a 1 Terabyte of RAID5-ed storage and can be doubled to 2 TB. RAM is at 1GB and can go up to 4GB of DDR2 533MHz PC4200 memory. Video is powered by ATI Radeon X700 Pro 256-bit GDDR3. The machine is equipped with NTSC and ATSC tuners that allow to record Standard and HD Video. Audio is most likely done a Sound Blaster ( don't ask which model - the latest and most 'spensive one) and can ouput 7.1 channel Surround Sound or 5.1 DVD-Audio. Besides the terabyte of storage, there is one more cool feature - the cooling that is mostly done by heatsinks: CPU and Video are cooled with heat pipes, case fan is makes 16dBA of noise and power supply is at 18.6 dBA. Hard drives are also wrapped into a heatsink for those hot videos of yours not to catch fire.
As you can see from the pic above it comes with a wireless IR keyboard and remote control (I know you don't see the IR part of it but trust me it is).
I'll cut short on other specs because at 5 bucks less than $6000 you pretty much get everything.
And here is the rear-view of the this beast for you to enjoy:
In conclusion, if you think you did not spend enough money you can always go for Vana VA6420-SD, Media Center Extender for Denzel.
Source: HomeToys and Inteset