Acer Aspire Idea 500 Driver
Our ears are extremely sensitive to computer fan noise—freak clapping accident, don't ask— so Acer's new living room friendly Aspire Idea Acer Aspire iDea - DTS - Core Duo - 1 GB - GB overview and full product specs on CNET. Acer's Aspire Idea is compact and well featured. Is this the Media Center system you're looking for.
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Acer Aspire Idea 500 Driver
The specs lists HDCP support, though we have no way of testing this yet.
You also get a wide choice for audio output too. There also an antenna input and output for the two TV Tuners.
These are hybrid, which should mean that you can pick up both analogue and digital signals. Unlike other sites, we thoroughly test every product we review.
Acer Aspire IDEA Low Profile Media Center PC
Shoehorning a computer into a chassis the size of a hi-fi component isn't easy, and the results are often frustratingly compromised. But the release of Intel's Core range of processors could yet be a shot in the arm for the living-room PC: While that's technically a notebook part, it's just as Acer Aspire Idea 500 home in a system like this.
First impressions are good. For a start, the iDea is about the size of a DVD player, and at only 71mm high it's also perfectly proportioned to Acer Aspire Idea 500 into a standard hi-fi rack. We'll cover the list of ports available here later in the Features section.
Acer Aspire Idea 500 Windows Media Center
Features The Aspire iDea has a solid technological foundation. Inside, the iDea reminds us more of a laptop than a PC.
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The case can be removed by undoing a set of three screws but inside there's a complete lack of slots for upgrading the components. Aside from the standard-sized 3.
Acer Aspire iDea 500 - DTS - Core Duo - 1 GB - 250 GB Specs
Once you buy the iDea, you're stuck with its default specification. Happily, the solid base specification means most users shouldn't need to upgrade.
The GB hard drive is large enough to store well over hours of high-quality video footage, which can be recorded via the iDea's dual hybrid TV tuners. These are twin digital Freeview receivers and twin analogue TV receivers, so you can record and watch via picture-in-picture two programmes simultaneously. DVD playback doesn't disappoint; using HDMI output with a Pioneer plasma display, Acer Aspire Idea 500 resolution offered a solid picture with confident colour handling.
Acer Aspire Idea 500 was some smearing on fast action, and upscaling to p caused too much obvious artefacting to be worthwhile.
Sound performance is dependent on the system you connect it to, but the range of connections and options available means that there should be an acceptable solution for everyone, whether you want to listen to MP3 files, Acer Aspire Idea 500 or DVD movie soundtracks. Overall I like the Acer a lot, and I think you will too if you want the advantages of a media centre PC with fewer of the drawbacks.
Acer Aspire Idea 500 Media Center System Review
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