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Velocity Micro CineMagix

Velocity Micro CineMagix
alaScore 81

4 reviews

Aug, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of Velocity Micro CineMagix. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability. The price also gets good opinions, whereas the usability and size get critical opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Velocity Micro CineMagix is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Velocity Micro CineMagix Grand Theater

 

The Velocity Micro CineMagix Theater, the first PC to ship with a CableCARD tuner, is definitely cutting-edge, but some kinks in the technology need to be worked out.

Can view, record, and back up basic and premium HD programming on a MCE PC. Dual internal CableCARD readers. Handy front-panel info display. Home-theater friendly form factor. Data redundancy and speedy hard drives (RAID 5). Built-in IR receiver.

Graphics card fan is loud. Newborn-tech issues. CableCARD incompatible with satellite TV.

The twin TV Wonder card readers are electronically identical to the external card readers I saw in the Dell XPS 410 that I previewed, though without all the surrounding plastic. The cards occupy two PCIe/PCI slots, but they use the motherboard's...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Rich Brown (cnet.com)

Velocity Micro CineMagix Grand Theater review: Velocity Micro CineMagix Grand Theater

 

Clean-lined design; takes advantage of all the new Vista media-oriented features, such as HD video and CableCard support; strong application and 3D performance; more bang for the buck than the home theater PC competition; outstanding Blu-ray video...

Big chassis; no built-in audio receiver; beta graphics card drivers can't handle component video output; game-friendly configuration, but PC gaming in the living room is problematic.

Velocity Micro's first full-fledged home theater PC pulls very few punches in providing a complete digital media experience. It's big, it lacks a built-in audio receiver, and it invites PC gaming into the living room, which has never been the best fit....

Feb, 2007

Expert review by : Bill Howard (pcmag.com)

Velocity Micro CineMagix S95

 

The Velocity Micro CineMagix S95 stakes out the upper end of the market for Windows Media Center Edition PCs.

Good performance. Mirrored data drives plus third drive for programs. Good TV quality.

System capable of SLI graphics but fitted with single non-SLI card. Large tower case may be too big for the family-room entertainment center.

Other than minor fit and finish issues and the size of the case, the CineMagix S95 is solid enough and quiet enough that it could go in the TV room as easily as in the office or rec room. And the price is attractive, given the level of the components...

Mar, 2005

Expert review by : Rich Brown (cnet.com.au)

Velocity Micro CineMagix Grand Theater review: Velocity Micro CineMagix Grand Theater

 

Clean-lined design; takes advantage of all the new Vista media-oriented features, such as HD video and CableCard support; strong application and 3D performance; more bang for the buck than the home theater PC competition; outstanding Blu-ray video...

Big chassis; no built-in audio receiver; beta graphics card drivers can't handle component video output; game-friendly configuration, but PC gaming in the living room is problematic.

Velocity Micro's first full-fledged home theater PC pulls very few punches in providing a complete digital media experience. It's big, it lacks a built-in audio receiver, and it invites PC gaming into the living room, which has never been the best fit....

Feb, 2007