Excerpt: The popularity of video downloading means that media players are becoming increasingly essential, even if your PC media source is in another room. But what if the PC is small enough to tuck under your TV? Enter Acer’s super-compact Revo 100. With full Windows 7 functions, and all the browsing and codec-downloading abilities that implies, the Revo would make a superb media player.
Excerpt: With so many set-top boxes vying for your attention you have to ask what’s wrong with just setting up a PC under your TV? Think about it for a moment, you get full Windows 7 power, no web limitations or codec problems, and no restrictions as to what you can and can’t do.
Pros: Slim, quiet, easy to use, comes with keypad/trackpad controller, Blu-ray support,
Cons: No online store, Clear.fi interface is basic, specialised config means you pay a premium