The 4 best media centres of the moment: the best all-rounder, the best-value media centre, the best budget option, the best choice if money is no object.

Updated: November 15, 2013 2:51 PM
By Régis Jehl
Translated by: Catherine Barraclough

Editor's choice

Popcorn Hour A-400 award
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Popcorn Hour A-400

Although early adopters of this latest Popcorn Hour media centre had to put up with all kinds of bugs and firmware stability problems, the A-400 has matured into a much more healthy device. Multimedia format support is excellent for both 2D and 3D video. The interface is frequently improving through regular updates and the built-in media jukebox system is as impressive as ever.

Best of the rest

Experts and Pros

HDI Dune HD Duo award

HDI Dune HD Duo
This is an top-quality media centre. Multimedia format support is practically flawless and there are plenty of onboard options, including a media jukebox. Plus, there's room for two HDDs!

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Top Value

Popbox V8

Popbox V8
The V8 is an excellent media centre that offers easy access to content. Although it does lack a few minor functions, it's still a great choice for film enthusiasts. The built-in movie jukebox builder is a real plus.

Budget Option

TizzBird F30

TizzBird F30
TizzBird burst onto the market with this Android-based media centre packed with advanced functions. There are plenty of manufacturer updates too, bringing new options and boosted functionality.

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