BUYER'S GUIDE / The Best Media Centres
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!