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Pinnacle ShowCenter

Pinnacle ShowCenter
alaScore 80

7 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of Pinnacle ShowCenter. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price. The design is also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, design, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Pinnacle ShowCenter is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Peter Wells (

Pinnacle ShowCenter test and review from Computer Video Magazine


Pinnacle ShowCenter For years, computer hardware companies have been helping us put our favourite videos, music and stills onto our PCs. Now that we've got hard drives full of media, Pinnacle's ShowCenter might actually let us enjoy them - in the...

May, 2004

Expert review by : Andy Shaw (

Pinnacle ShowCenter


The latest device to share your media files around the house fits snugly into your living room.

The ShowCenter is a real contender, not least of all because of its living-room friendly shap, but it has its issues - it's slow to connect and proved slightly unreliable.

Expert review by : Matthew Moskovciak (

Pinnacle ShowCenter


Pinnacle ShowCenter

Aug, 2004

Product Specifications

Would you like to enjoy the hundreds of MP3s, playlists, photos, DivX and MPEG videos that are on your hard drive in the comfort of your living room? Then step up to Pinnacle ShowCenter. ShowCenter lets you organize your personal and downloaded movies, music and photos on your PC, then enjoy them on your home entertainment center. Play all of the most popular media formats on your television and home stereo with awesome picture quality and audio fidelity. ShowCenter is the easiest way to enjoy all of your digital media in the most comfortable room in your house. ShowCenter quickly finds all of your music, movies and photos, then organizes them by category, giving you a complete overview of every media file on your computer. This is the first software of its kind that lets you manage and playback all of your digital files with little or no effort. Let ShowCenter manage your entire music collection. It doesn't matter how many songs you have or where they're located on the computer. ShowCenter will find them, let you quickly categorize them, and then play them back on your home stereo. Create custom party mixes in moments, select personalized background music for family gatherings, or simply listen to your favorite songs all afternoon. Pinnacle ShowCenter gives you instant access to your entire digital film library. From Internet downloaded films to your own home movies, ShowCenter lets you enjoy digital video the way it was meant to be. Why crowd around a small PC monitor? Gather your friends and family on the couch, in front of your big screen TV and enjoy the show! If you have a digital camera you probably have hundreds of photos on your PC. Unfortunately, there never seems to be an easy way to share them. With Pinnacle ShowCenter, you simply select a group of digital photos, choose your favorite song, and enjoy. ShowCenter lets you easily browse a lifetime of digital photos stored on your PC and view them easily on your TV. Connect ShowCenter to your PC via a wired network connection or wireless network. If you're connecting to a wired connection, plug in the included cable and go. If you want to use a wireless solution, ShowCenter includes a PCMCIA slot, allowing you to choose from several products on the market. With all of these features and more, it's easy to see why ShowCenter is the perfect complement to your existing home entertainment center and the most practical way to enjoy all of your digital movies, music and photos in the most comfortable room in your house… the living room.

Cassette System

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CD Recorder

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CD System

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Combined Device

Type:Digital multimedia receiver

Digital Player (Recorder)

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Digital Storage Media

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Manufacturer:Pinnacle Systems
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Pinnacle ShowCenter

MD System

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Network & Internet Multimedia

Connectivity Protocols:IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet)
Functionality:Digital audio playback / Digital photo playback / Digital video playback

Radio System

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TV Tuner

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VCR 2nd

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