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Barebone Media PC – living room computer gets the retro VCR treatment


This Barebone Media PC comes with an Intel motherboard, 7.1 surround sound, digital TV card, WiFi card and 1GB of RAM in a box which looks almost, but not quite, like a JVC VHS cassette recorder of 1978 vintage. For this reason, I am going to tag it as retro, even though the manufacturer clearly believes it is the height of modern fashionista drooliness. Just add your choice of hard drive and DVD burner for a full-on PVR experience. £149.99.

 Ultimate entertainment for your living room # Advanced stylish barebone media entertainment PC # Attractive silver and piano black glossy design # Watch TV as you like: the digital video recorder (PVR) let you pause, record and replay from TV # Comfortable recording of your favourite TV programmes with electronic programme guide # Put everything at your fingertips – instantly access TV, DVDs, movies, home videos, music, photos # Store video, music, data and TV and then record it with a DVD R/RW drive # Enjoy digital or analogue surround sound with the Intel High Definition Audio with 7.1 surround sound


  • So all you’ll have to do is provide the OS and the Hard Drive and the CD drive if you want one. What’s that 150 pounds in USD? about 200 bucks?

    Also, could red ferret add some kind of ‘subscribe to comments’ feature? I’d like to know when others follow up on my comments :)

    • I think you should automatically be notified of responses to your comments. Does this work? Press Y for yes and N for no. :)

  • indeed it does! perhaps a disclaimer that we’re being auto subscribed would be good then ;)

    • Yeah, it's kind of weird, because it's not us, but Intense Debate that run these comments, so maybe that's something they should flag. We don't have any customisation options on the commenting system unfortunately.

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