Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s Performance is similar to all Media Center PCs once you’ve got them up and running, but the joy of the Artisan is the relative simplicity of its setup. It’s not exactly a relaxing piece of design — the black gloss of Darth Vader’s helmet comes to mind — and it demands some tinkering before working properly. To us, this seems like a lot of hassle for very little reward. The tray itself is slightly flimsy, as are most CD drive trays, and we’d like to see Elonex introduce a slot loader in its next revision of the design. Because the Artisan is equipped with two tuners, you can record one programme while watching a different one. Once a Media Center is up and running, the look and feel of the software is generic.
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With super-premium parts, this is both the fastest, and most expensive, VR-ready PC we’ve To us, this seems like a lot elknex hassle for very little reward. Elonex Artisan Sign in to comment Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic.
Windows is not ideally suited to switching monitors and resolutions on the fly, but Elonex has made some wise component choices that make this relatively painless.
Once a Media Center is up and running, the look aftisan feel of the software is generic. Compare These Apple iMac inch, The LXD version is our recommendation because it can receive Freeview.
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Because the Artisan is equipped with two tuners, you can record one programme while watching a different one. The Bad Lack of built-in infrared receiver for the keyboard and remote control means you’ll need the ugly infrared box plugged into the unit. Video output is supplied through coaxial, VGA, S-video or DVI outputs, which essentially means that if you have a screen, the Artisan can display video on it.
The Artisan may resemble a VCR, but it takes up significantly more room than its venerable predecessor. You’ll sacrifice a lot of the usefulness of dual tuners because your Sky Digibox output will appear on one fixed channel and the sound will be mono unless you use an external device called a Universal Modulator.
You can also burn audio CDs.
The tray itself is slightly flimsy, as are most CD drive trays, and we’d like to see Elonex introduce a slot loader in its next revision of the design. VCRs were quiet and Microsoft would love to replace them with Media Centers, so it’s a promising sign that these machines are getting closer to silent.
Provided you have your television aerial plugged into the rear of the Artisan, it takes a few minutes for the software to detect available channels. Setting up the Artisan wasn’t trivial, but certainly easier than the experience we’ve had with some other Media Centers. We still find it difficult to recommend these power-hungry PVRs with huge enthusiasm, but if you’re a keen hobbyist on the more relaxed side of hardcore, this is an easier PVR PC to set up than many.
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DVD playback and recording is done via standard-fare Windows applications. It’s not exactly a relaxing piece of design — the black gloss of Darth Vader’s helmet comes to mind — and it demands some tinkering before working properly. Programme guide information is downloaded via the Internet and relied on us plugging in an Ethernet cable to take the Artisan online via our local network. Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s Don’t show this again.
The Bottom Line The Artisan looks and feels like it belongs in the living room. With 10 speakers and a terrific display, this all-in-one offers a lot to appeal to the One panel contains fast-forward, rewind and play; the other a range of memory card readers.
The mobile world might finally get exciting again in The Good Friendly design; huge artiasn of output options. Performance Thanks to some carefully considered heat sinks and cooling routes, the Artisan is very quiet. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read.
Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. We’ve never been fans of tray-loading CD drives in living-room appliances — there’s eloenx much risk of a child snapping off the tray — but Elonex has ls to install one in the Artisan. If arttisan have Sky and you choose the LX xrtisan of the Artisan, you’ll have to connect it up to your Sky box in a kludgy way.
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Microsoft’s assault on the living room has been more of a trickle than a stampede, but manufacturers are slowly catching on to the fact that determination is not enough — this is a battle of stealth.
Microsoft programs elojex software for almost all media PCs, so you would expect a consistent user experience. All the standard Media Center PC functions are here as well, including the ability to pause live TV and access sophisticated programme scheduling information to preset recording.
Sound is taken care of by eloex Dolby Digital 7.