Okoro's Got a New High End HTPC

Posted Fri Jul 23, 2010 at 09:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

The SX100 does media streaming, 3D Blu-ray playback, and records up to four shows at once.

Okoro is known for its high end home theater PCs. They're the folks that make $5,000 computers that come bundled with iPads to handle the controls after all. Their newly updated SX100 comes in at a much more reasonable $1,695, but retains many of the features of the bigger systems.

Okoro's SX100 is designed to take the place of your Blu-ray player, media streamer and even your DVR. It's a capable system that does a lot more than just look pretty. And it does look pretty.

Combined with a CableCARD from your provider, the SX100 can record up to four programs at once. Thanks to 2TB of onboard storage, you can nab as much as 219 hours of HD programming before you have to start deleting.

It handles Blu-rays with ease, giving you 7.1 channel surround sound and decoding both Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. It's even 3D ready, in case you want to make the leap.

Of course, it does all the other things you'd expect and HTPC to do. Since it's a standard PC, you'll have access to all the video the web has to offer and the ability to play back any file type you can download a codec for.


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