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  1. Philips Streamium SLM5500 review

    Philips Streamium SLM5500 review

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    One thing that’s immediately noticeable about the Streamium SLM5500 is that it lacks an HDMI port, so you’ll need to use Component if you want HD output. The only other video output is SCART, and depending on your choice of outputs you’ll have to move a switch on the rear of the unit.

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    Data Robotics Drobo review

    Data Robotics Drobo review

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    Yes, it's an external case for a hard disk, and, yes, it costs £350 without a single drive fitted, but we're still really excited about this product. To understand why, you have to understand the problems it's here to solve...

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    Linksys Kiss1600 review

    Linksys Kiss1600 review

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    Other than the Xbox, which is really designed as a games machine, this is the only streamer to include a DVD drive. The drive is locked to region 2, but it's an interesting addition and the Linksys Kiss 1600 upscales your DVDs to 720p and 1080i

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    Dvico TVIX HD M4000P review

    Dvico TVIX HD M4000P review

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    The updated version of the TVIX M-3000U now includes a digital HD output in the form of a DVI connection, but strangely, no HDMI. Connectivity is via wired Ethernet, although you can attach a wireless USB adaptor to the USB input.

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    Systemline Musicserver review

    Systemline Musicserver review

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    Music servers are coming thick and fast at the moment and the Systemline, from a part of the Armour Home Electronics empire, seems like a typical enough example. It has a CD drive, an internal hard disc and just enough buttons and front-panel display to make operation possible without attaching a TV monitor, or using the remote control.

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    D-Link DNS-323 review

    D-Link DNS-323 review

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    The case feels a bit cheap, but once installed, the drives are secure and protected. The twin-bay setup allows two 750GB hard drives to be installed for 1.5GB in RAID 0 or 750GB of entirely secure RAID 1 data storage.

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    FIA On3 review

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    Devices that are designed to bridge the gap between IT and AV equipment are big business. Until now wireless media adapters have hogged the technological limelight, enabling you to stream content from a PC to a TV via a set-top box

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    Microsoft Windows DVD Maker review

    Microsoft Windows DVD Maker review

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    DVD Maker is included with Windows Vista Home Premium Edition, or any higher version. Does this mean the other makers of DVD authoring software have something to worry about? Well, not really

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    Terratec Noxon 2 review

    Terratec Noxon 2 review

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    Effectively a cross between an Mac Mini and a Philips Streamium, the Noxon 2 Audio is a digital media adapter that gives you access to 2,500 web radio stations. Its front is dominated by a large blue-backlit display

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    Evesham mBox review

    Evesham mBox review

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    A house with access to the MP3 collection in every room used to be the preserve of the hardcore audiophile, but now we all expect a home with omnipresent tunes.

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    Linksys WAG354G review

    Linksys WAG354G review

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    Linksys' 802.11b/g ADSL router has been through a few changes, rather like the Netgear DG834G. It has become more reliable with progressive firmware updates, and has also changed colour and shape...

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    Data Robotics DroboShare review

    Data Robotics DroboShare review

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    We’re excited about the Drobo, but the obvious question to ask is why Data Robotics didn’t add Ethernet; with such a large, growing pool of storage in place, it makes sense to have it available to all users on a network.

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    Zyxel NSA-220 review

    Zyxel NSA-220 review

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    Networked multimedia is catching on, but a traditional downside is having to leave all of your PCs on. This isn't very efficient in energy terms, so wouldn't it be great if you could shove just the hard drive onto your network, and use that to store your multimedia files instead?

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    ZyXEL DMA1000 review

    ZyXEL DMA1000 review

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    ZyXEL's DMA1000 digital media adapter (ZyXEL calls it a media streamer but it doesn't really do the streaming) is the size of a paperback book and it connects to a wired network using CAT5/RJ45 cables.

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    Pinnacle ShowCenter 200 review

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    Pinnacle's ShowCenter 200 bridges the audio-visual gap between PCs and TVs.It plugs into your home network (or directly to a PC using the supplied 'crossover cable'). If that's too much hassle, Wi-Fi provides a wireless alternative.

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    Zyxel Homeplug AV Router review

    Zyxel Homeplug AV Router review

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    Getting your AV kit networked is a logical extension of using compressed music and downloaded video from the Internet. But it's not without its problems.

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    Trendnet 2.4GHz Wi-Fi Detector TEW-T1 review

    Trendnet 2.4GHz Wi-Fi Detector TEW-T1 review

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    This is a device with manifold uses. In essence, it's a wireless detector. That means it can detect, identify and rate various wireless signals in a given area.

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    Buffalo WLE-MYG AirStation 5.4dBi review

    Buffalo WLE-MYG AirStation 5.4dBi review

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    If you want to extend your network to a single direction, the WLE-MYG is a directional antenna that's cited to increase wireless range up to two times. We used it with several 802.11g routers and found the range improved drastically...

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    Pinnacle PCTV To Go Wireless review

    Pinnacle PCTV To Go Wireless review

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    Broadcasting TV signals to your laptop via a wireless or Ethernet network, the Pinnacle PCTV To Go Wireless (£200 inc. VAT) lets you view your favourite shows anywhere in your home

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    Belkin 3-port USB hub and media reader review

    Belkin 3-port USB hub and media reader review

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    Spare USB ports are a precious commodity, rare enough for us to have tobuy USB hubs in order to make more of them. And then we plug other USBdevices into those hubs and so the chain goes on.

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    Belkin N1 Vision F5D8232-4 review

    Belkin N1 Vision F5D8232-4 review

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    Full credit to Belkin for coming up with a router that stands out from the crowd. Based on the N1 model this N1 Vision stands vertically, so that you can clearly see the LCD display.

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    Belkin Network USB Hub review

    Belkin Network USB Hub review

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    We know what you’re thinking: “£63 for a USB hub?” However, there’s something rather different about this shiny slab. It’ll take any standard USB device such as a USB hard drive and make it networkable.

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    Linksys WRT350N ver.2 review

    Linksys WRT350N ver.2 review

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    Linksys has used this distinctive router casing in a number of models and we saw it a few months back in the WRT300N. Thankfully, the colours have been toned down, so the casing is black with silver trim.

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    Netgear RangeMax Next review

    Netgear RangeMax Next review

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    It's a sign of the times that 802.11n has taken so long to limp towards ratification that there is a fair amount of Draft-n hardware on sale that is getting rather long in the tooth.

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    TRENDnet TEW-633GR review

    TRENDnet TEW-633GR review

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    TRENDnet has a new look for its router, but things didn't start too promisingly for the router and USB adapter.

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