Symbiosis Between PC And Hi-Fi Device: Pinnacle ShowCenter

Remote Control

Remote control: the function buttons for video, music and photos are right on top

The Guts

The testers from THG took a look inside the box's interior and were shocked at what we found.

Lots of dead space: the player could have been offered in a smaller design

The mainboard takes up just a fraction of the available space. The diminutive switching power supply looks a little lost, as it must deliver a mere 15 watts. That's not surprising, since the box contains no energy-gobbling drives.

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Uwe Scheffel