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Pinnacle ShowCenter 250HD

Pinnacle ShowCenter 250HD
alaScore 81

28 reviews

Dec, 2018

We have collected and analysed 13 expert reviews and 15 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 58/100 and users rate it 72/100. The average review date is 28-06-2008. We have compared these reviews to 256055 reviews from other Media Players. The alaScore™ for this product is 81/100 = Very good. Last update: 12-12-2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pinnacle ShowCenter 250HD

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Pinnacle ShowCenter 250HD from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the usability.

usability

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pinnacle ShowCenter 250 HDPinnacle ShowCenter 250 HD

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Pinnacle ShowCenter 250 review

 

A desirable wireless approach which doesn't fully deliver

Easy to use ; impressive with wireless audio and standard definition video

Doesn’t stream high def convincingly ; ugly remote control

A great way to get standard-def video and audio from your PC to your TV, but falls down when it comes to HD

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Andy Zarkesh (expertreviews.co.uk)

Pinnacle ShowCenter 250HD

 

Why not enjoy your digital photos, videos and music on the big telly in your living room rather than huddled over a PC? That's what wireless media streaming devices like the ShowCenter are for. They let you browse and play back any digital media stored...

WiFi your media. (Is 'WiFi' a verb?). Has most of the right features, but it's not easy or rewarding enough to use.

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Paul Monkton (techadvisor.co.uk)

Pinnacle ShowCenter 250HD HD media-streaming device

 

Like all of Pinnacle's ShowCenter products, the Pinnacle ShowCenter 250HD enables rich multimedia content stored on your PC or network to be enjoyed on your living room TV without the need for messy wires, keyboards or mice.

The Pinnacle ShowCenter 250HD is simple yet functional and, once it's set up, relatively unobtrusive. But in this age we demand something slicker and more inviting from an entertainment device. A few simple tweaks could make a world of difference.

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Martin Pipe (avreview.co.uk)

Pinnacle ShowCenter 250HD

 

By way of compensation, 5.1 audio streams can be routed to compatible equipment via the digital audio output. Unfortunately, the ShowCenter 250HD is incompatible with cutting-edge formats like H.264 (European HDTV) and the x.264 that's starting to...

Good analogue connectivity, HDTV support, excellent video playback

Lacks HDMI, doesn't support H.264/x.264 or DVD folders/disc images

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Paul Monkton (techworld.com)

Pinnacle ShowCenter 250HD HD media-streaming device

 

Like all of Pinnacle's ShowCenter products, the Pinnacle ShowCenter 250HD enables rich multimedia content stored on your PC or network to be enjoyed on your living room TV without the need for messy wires, keyboards or mice.

The Pinnacle ShowCenter 250HD is simple yet functional and, once it's set up, relatively unobtrusive. But in this age we demand something slicker and more inviting from an entertainment device. A few simple tweaks could make a world of difference.

Jan, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Nice for specific needs

 

I do not have an HD capable TV so I can't tell you about anything but the standard NTSC output through RCA cables. One would think that the available component outputs would not be as high quality as HDMI. I will post another review when I get a better...

I no longer have to burn a DVD every time I want to watch a movie I have acquired on my PC, on my TV. I can also listen to my music in my living room as well as my office

1) Price: Why does this thing cost 2 bills ; 2) Setup was not easy, but not impossible

Feb, 2008

Consumer review (ciao.com)

Satellite receiver, which is the most important thing is the qual

 

Satellite receiver, which is the most important thing is the quality of signal reception as much as possible attention. A very good image quality requirements, the system is relatively low. Relatively easy to operate.Very good quality images, the...

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May, 2009

Consumer review (ciao.com)

enjoy it in your home

 

Very good image quality, the requirements of the system is relatively low. Relatively easy to operate.Very good image quality, the requirements of the system is relatively low. Relatively easy to operate. ShowCenter 250HD is a self-proclaimed...

High definition playback,Easy media access ,Convenient installation and use

it's a bit expensive

Apr, 2009

Consumer review (ciao.com)

Pinnacle ShowCenter 250HD

 

DivX and XviD, but this Pinnacle solution looks like it's going to hit the sweet spot for price/performance. The thing can handle 1080i playback of Windows Media Video 9, WMV-DRM, MPEG1, MPEG2, MEPG4 AVI, DivX, XviD, as well as high definition files...

HD support ; good range of supported formats

No HDMI ; no web access ; not much of an improvement on previous versions

Nov, 2008

Consumer review (ciao.com)

Pinnacle ShowCenter 250HD

 

I have used a lot of satellite receivers but this is the best of all as far as the quality of signal reception is concerned. If you don't want me to talk too technical, i can tell my experience in a simply language that this product is very user...

Good reception and compatible with pc

I dont see any

Oct, 2008

Product Specifications

Pinnacle ShowCenter 250HD changes how and where you enjoy your PC-based digital media files by linking your PC and UPnP AV storage devices to your home entertainment center.

Combined Device

Type:Digital multimedia receiver

Design

Colour of product:Silver

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type: None

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3, WMA
Image formats supported:PNG
Video compression formats:DivX, Xvid

Header

Manufacturer:Pinnacle Systems
Model:250HD
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Pinnacle ShowCenter

Network & Internet Multimedia

Connectivity Protocols:IEEE 802.11b (Wi-Fi) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet) / IEEE 802.3u (Fast Ethernet)
Functionality:Digital audio playback / Digital photo playback / Digital video playback

Networking

Ethernet LAN: Yes
Security algorithms:WPA
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other features

Audio output:4 x RCA
Compatible operating systems:Windows Vista (32/64bit), Windows XP SP2
Compliance industry standards:802.11b, 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC, RCA, SCART
Handheld remote control: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite Video Out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: Yes
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Radio System

Device Type: None

System requirements

Internet connection required: Yes
Minimum processor:Pentium III / Athlon 1 GHz, Celeron/Duron 1.2 GHz
Minimum RAM:256

TV Tuner

Type: None

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL