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Patriot Box Office

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Overall 8

Patriot Box Office Core

2 August 2011
  • Summary: Patriot's Box Office Core is an interesting system for those just looking for an affordable, compact unit to use as a media playback device. The fact that it does not ship with a hard drive means that some assembly is required, but this is quite easy even for those who generally do not touch the internals of a PC.
  • Pros: Compact size, Aluminum enclosure, Great set of content to get you started, Easy assembly, Open platform, Low power draw, Plays back all major formats, Usable Internet content browser, Fairly quiet operation
  • Cons: On-screen graphics do not do today's TVs justice, Slow at times, Remote control looks & feels very cheap, Not a very intuitive navigation (especially IMS), Not fanless
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Overall 8
Performance 10

Patriot Box Office Media Player Review

1 November 2010
  • Summary: The Patriot Box Office media player appliance is by far the most capable video player we’ve currently tested.  It can connect up to practically any hosting device you can think of, from local devices to UPNP servers and just about any networked device.  It does lack NetFlix and YouTube capability, but this may be coming.  The fact that this device can output 1080p and consume under 10 watts of power with all the bells and whistles enabled is simply amazing.
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Overall 7

Patriot Box Office

maximum pc
25 February 2010
  • Excerpt: Media streamers—devices that put your PC’s video files on a big-screen TV—are emerging as the next hot product category, as more people look to move downloaded and transcoded movies from the desktop into the living room. Patriot’s Box Office is a low-cost media streamer that’s configured much the same as its similarly priced competitors, but includes a few unique hardware features to help differentiate it from the crowd.
  • Pros: Wide file-format support; internal hard drive bay; HDMI cable included.
  • Cons: Generic and clumsy menu; no Internet services; no DTS passthrough to receiver.
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Overall 7

Patriot Box Office

21 December 2010
  • Conclusion: > Patriot BOX Office ma potencjalnie bardzo duże możliwości, ale wielu z nich nie da się wykorzystać w podstawowej wersji odtwarzacza – wymagają kolejnych wydatków. I tak, w urządzeniu można zainstalować dysk twardy 2,5-cala, ale oczywiście wymaga on dokupienia. Podobnie jest z pracą w sieci bezprzewodowej – także i tutaj trzeba ponieść koszty na odpowiedni moduł.
  • Pros: Bardzo dobra jakość odtwarzania materiałów, Wysoka jakość odtwarzania, Duża liczba gniazd, Możliwości pracy w sieci
  • Cons: Konieczność dokupienia modułu Wi-Fi
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