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Thinking of selling my Sony XL201 HTPC....?


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So I am thinking to perhaps move away from my trusty Vaio HTPC setup.....and figured I would canvas opinion on its worth.


Sony Vaio XL-201 - see here for Sony's description

C2D 6300
1GB DDRII (upgraded to 2GB)
DVD/CD multi burner
Hybrid (Avermedia) Analogue/Digital TV card
Hauppauge PCI twin DVB-T tuner card (upgraded)
250GB SATA HDD (space for another internal, with connections routed)
9400GT 512MB PCI-e GFX card (upgraded from original 7600GT-L card)
Built-in multi-card reader (SD/MS/CF/XD etc.)
Built-in Wireless 'G'
Built-in IR sensor, Sony MCE remote & Sony MCE keyboard with trackpad
Superb case with large aluminium flip down panel at front, hiding connectors)

Really nice piece of HTPC kit, originally supplied with XP MCE, I have since installed Vista and it is supremely capable. Silent in operation, pretty sure I have never heard a peep out of it ?, and truly smart design and capable specs to boot.......

So, any ideas ? I recognise that some of the individual components are no longer cutting edge, but the sum of this setup is greater than the parts !

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