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In the video arena, the Hangar is similarly well-equipped.

Alienware has planned ahead and included four tuners in its p-capable base system — two for HDTV signals and two for regular signals. Based on motion-sensing technology, the Gyration is supposed to Alienware HANGAR18 it easy to navigate soft menus without Alienware HANGAR18 cumbersome mouse.

Alienware Hangar18 HD Entertainment Center Gets Reviewed

There are three Alienware HANGAR18 tiers, depending upon your needs and budget. The entry-level box offers p video output via an NVIDIA graphics card; or you can step up to full p, all the way to an included Blu-ray disc burner to take full advantage of the HD output.

Alienware HANGAR18 the way, you can customize with additional TV tuners, up to 2 terabytes of hard-disk-drive storage space, and faster CPUs. All come standard with internal Similar to a home-theater-in-a-box, a customized 1,watt five-channel amplifier is built into this single chassis.

Alienware Hangar18 Specs - CNET

Therefore, you can wire speakers directly out of the Alienware HANGAR18 panel. You can also utilize the newest audio codecs and pass the raw signal through to a receiver in a number of different ways.

Also in the carton is a generous complement of cabling and adapters, plus a wireless keyboard and a Gyration-enabled wireless remote that can serve as a mouse-like pointer, once you Alienware HANGAR18 the knack. Media Central Speaker hookups aside, there are many audio and video connections around back—with an important caveat.

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The p video bitstream is so mighty that Alienware strongly advises you to use a dedicated graphics card to handle it, not the one integrated into the motherboard. When I was finally ready to boot the system, I was impressed by the startup speed, as the BIOS has been pared down in consideration Alienware HANGAR18 these specific designs. This strategy helps you figure out how this system will affect your entertainment experience, but it also no doubt wants to heighten the living room acceptance factor. If you think of the Hangar18 as a consumer electronics device, rather than a computer, you might be more willing to plug one into your television.

Alienware Hangar18 HD Entertainment Center Sound & Vision

Alien appearance And for the most part, the Hangar18 would not look out of place in your living room. Coming in at 3.


Alienware also does a good job of exposing useful features on Alienware HANGAR18 face of the unit, without giving it a cluttered appearance. The volume knob ties directly into Vista's audio settings, and only the media card reader sits behind a front panel door.


All three of these systems Alienware HANGAR18 in some way to clean up their appearance compared with traditional desktops, but we found that the Alienware does the best job at balancing looks while keeping more frequently used features immediately accessible. Really, the only thing we'd change about its appearance is the light-up plastic Alienware head on the front panel. Alienware has software on its desktops that Alienware HANGAR18 you dim or change the color of a system's decorative lighting, and we wish it had the same on the Hangar And we understand that branding is important, but we highly doubt that plastic alien head designs will help achieve spousal acceptance.

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Blu-ray Alienware HANGAR18 Alien heads aside, the Hangar18 does a good job of looking like a consumer electronics device, but we're sad to report that it doesn't behave much like one. Alienware Hangar 18 ( hrs) overview and full product specs on CNET. The Bottom Line Alienware's Hangar18 checks off most of the right home-theater PC boxes, with the core design, the variety of inputs, and its.

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