Pivos Aios HD Media Center Review
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As prices of large format LCDs have fallen over the past year, they are quickly becoming commonplace in the home. With this addition to the living room more and more people are gravitating to HTPCs than ever before.
With this movement we have seen Nano and MiniPCs from ZOTAC along with SFF PCs from a large amount of other companies hit the shelves flooding the market with a full array of options. At the top you have the option to build yourself a full blown gaming pc in the ITX form factor or you could go with something prebuilt like the Giada i53 we reviewed a few months back, hell even the two ZOTAC boxes we reviewed are well worth your money.
You also have the option to purchase something that fits your lifestyle,something simple that gets the job done, something like the Pivos AIOS HD we are about to look at. The AIOS HD Media Center has the capability to stream music, video and photos straight to your television, there is also the option of onboard storage. Along with the unit's playback capabilities, it also supports the latest high definition video and audio technologies like full 1080P HD resolutions (via HDMI) and 5.1/7.1 surround sound audio.
According to Pivos, the Aios HD Media Center has an MSRP of $89 which is quite low for a complete HTPC package. This makes it an even more cost effective option in comparison to a standard home theater PC that users can build for themselves.
Pivos is a global pioneer in media peripherals and embedded technologies founded by a group of industrial veteran and renowned platform developers in Fremont, California. We set to challenge the curve of our conversation with today's technology to breathe innovation, performance, creativity and human engineering. With over decades of combined industrial experiences and award winning development team, our company is committed to provide a full line of embedded digital solutions where computing technology joins today's rich internet contents.