Monday, November 28, 2005
First, this thing costs an arm and leg since it is from Bang&Olufsen. Second, this thing does not have a digital video output. And third, this thing runs on Windows XP. Now, BeoMedia 1 media center is basic PC ( i repeat basic because it does not even have a DVI output) boxed into a stylish B&O designed box and has a UI that is different from other HTPC front ends. My question is why would someone buy this if it does not offer the fraction of the quality that other similarly priced media center PCs do. Besides the looks what else is notable that I can be fooled into buying it for $2,700? Silly.