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Old 01-31-2008, 04:57 PM
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Default Alienware High Definition Media Server

I have to get one of these.............

Exciting Key Features Include:
4 Hot-swappable easy access front panel hard disk drive bays.
Rack mountable
Home automation ready with Lifeware software.
High-Definition Digital Video Recorder for recording and playing back your HD content (up to 1080p) via an HDMI output.
Blu-ray Disc, experience the next generation in 1080p high definition movie visuals and digital audio with this read and write optical drive. Store up to 50GB of content on writeable Blu-ray media
Up to 4 TV Tuners
Internal Cable Card port (OCUR).
7.1 Optical Audio output (Toslink).
Up to 4 terrabytes of hard disk drive storage
Dolby Digital 7.1 pre-amp output, with digital audio out (Coaxial and Optical)
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Old 01-31-2008, 05:19 PM
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no lossless audio. Limited to 16bit 48Khz quality which is pretty low considering many movies are mastered at 24bit 96Khz now.
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Old 01-31-2008, 06:20 PM
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Plus you can't play from a hard drive anymore (by default anyway) so all that storage is not going to do a whole lot of good.
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Old 01-31-2008, 09:17 PM
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Damn shame they didnt put an hdmi port on the back. I would never want to rely on dvi->hdmi cable.
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