Sony VGX XL301 Entertainment Centre reviews

11 customer reviews
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This media centre is a good all rounder.

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5.8 out of 10 based on 11 reviews.
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Tim, Abingdon

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
When it works its great.
Windows Vista.
HD output.
Wireless keyboard
Vista Media Center looks really nice (the main reason I bought this machine)
Bad points:
Has a 1080 Full HD logo on it (which according to Sony doesn't mean 1080p!) the bundled drivers only support 1080i.
Windows Vista is bug ridden (especially failing to wake from sleep)
Still speaking to Sony and Microsoft support to get the machine to work.
I wouldn't recommend this to a friend, it has so many problems which still haven't been fixed.
Video judders
Sony are very slow in releasing update drivers.
When using the mouse pad on the wireless keyboard, it keeps triggering mouse clicks.
I would at least wait until Microsoft release Vista SP1 before considering buying this machine.

Overall rating 5.0
How easy to set-up 1.0
Software bundle 5.0
How easy to connect to internet 5.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 May 2007

Confirmed purchaser

Score 3.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
Keeps crashing and not repsonding properly
Overall rating 3.0
How easy to set-up 4.0
Software bundle 3.0
How easy to connect to internet 3.0
Value for money 3.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Jun 2007

Gordon, London University lecturer

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Fantastically versatile media oriented PC. Good looks and very well made
Bad points:
Gets into a tizzy sometimes and wont respond: so needs restarting. Quite a moody machine!
Overall rating 8.0
How easy to set-up 5.0
Software bundle 5.0
How easy to connect to internet 6.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Jul 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
The Media Centre, very quite when running, has alot of outputs.
Bad points:
Software stopped working for the TV guide
Overall rating 9.0
How easy to set-up 8.0
Software bundle 8.0
How easy to connect to internet 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Aug 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
Good value for money
Bad points:
TOO BULKY/ CLUMSY , TOO BIG - SIZE wise
Overall rating 5.0
How easy to set-up 3.0
Software bundle 4.0
How easy to connect to internet 2.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Aug 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 3.0/10
Good points:
Media centre is excellent for accessing and playing your music collection
Bad points:
Vaio support is dreadfull. I have a ongoing problem setting up a tv signal which has taken two months and is still not resolved. no uk service centre my unit was taken to france for investigation
Overall rating 3.0
How easy to set-up 1.0
Software bundle 3.0
How easy to connect to internet 6.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Aug 2007

nick, Lancashire

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Features & functions
Bad points:
User guides. Nothing included for keyboard, connections etc
Overall rating 7.0
How easy to set-up 6.0
Software bundle 7.0
How easy to connect to internet 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Aug 2007

Product Features

Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 250
Video Editing Card No
Remote control No
Fingerprint Access No
Weight (kg) 10.5
Release date 2007-04-24
Depth in cm 40
Processor brand Intel
Type of hard drive Hard Disk Drive
TV Output Yes
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 1.86
Built-in disc drive DVD writer
Operating system Windows Vista Home Premium
Integrated Webcam No
RAM in MB 2048
RAM (Gigabytes) 2
Processor series Core 2 Duo
Height in cm 12.9
WiFi No
TV Card No
Width in cm 43
Bluetooth No
Type Tower
 
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