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 Disadvantages of a media center


Media center PCs with MS "Media Center Edition"
Disadvantages:
Highly powerful hardware, problems mainly due to loud fan noise, high power consumption, comparatively high purchase price.


Media center Computer with free software
Disadvantages:
Media center computers with free software mostly require highly powerful hardware, problems mainly due to loud fan noise, high power consumption, comparatively high purchase price.


Media servers (streaming servers)
Disadvantages:
Compatibility problems, problems with different media formats


Purpose-built media centers (HDD recorders with additional functions)
Disadvantages:
Compatibility problems, partly not fully developed.



 


 

» Media center types


There are 5 media center types:
  • Media center PCs with MS "Media Center Edition"
  • Media center PCs with free software
  • Media servers (streaming servers)
  • Purpose-built media centers (HDD recorders with additional functions)
  • Mobile media centers







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