Editors Liked

  • Delivers HD audio from a home theater PC without down sampling
  • Low-profile design
  • Small form factor size will fit in just any type of chassis
  • Excellent audio quality
  • Easy to use and read control panel
  • Simple enough to hook up to your HTPC and be up and running in a few minutes
  • No external power source required
  • Currently the least expensive HTPC bit streaming option
  • Includes HDMI and DVI cables
  • Installation was relatively straight forward

Editors Didn't Like

  • There's no PCI Express version
  • Compatible only with ArcSoft's TotalMedia Theatre
  • Expensive
  • Beta software required to make it work properly
  • No apparent integration with Windows Media Center
  • Early adopters may have purchased TotalMedia Theatre Player 3 needlessly
  • Poor DVD playback