ASRock Vision 3D 137B HTPC with NVIDIA 3DTV Play

There may not be a ‘one size fits all’ HTPC, but there are some HTPC features that are universally (well, almost universally) desired. For one, it’s our opinion that an HTPC should be as quiet as possible. It should also be capable of any multimedia related task, it should be easy to install and use and it should look like it belongs in its environment. Even with those guidelines in mind, an HTPC can be many things. But we think one OEM, namely ASRock, has struck a great balance between performance, form factor, and features with one of their HTPC lines and have come up with a solution that will likely please a wide swathe of potential HTPC consumers.

The ASRock Vision 3D HTPC, with NVIDIA 3DTV Play technology, is an attractive home theater PC on many levels. We show you why and how in the video posted here and will step through many of its features and performance on the pages ahead...

ASRock Vision 3D 137B HTPC with NVIDIA 3DTV Play

Via:  HotHardware
Comments
SammyHayabuza 3 years ago

Sony Sucks!!! LOL!!

Where's 3vil..wait till he sees the video...hahahaha.

omegadraco 3 years ago

That's nice SONY killed the video for copyright...

Thanks for the review it looks like a really nice machine that can really handle just about anything. Bye bye cable hello internet TV.

Drake_McNasty 3 years ago

Oh snap! They should put more effort into their ps3 network instead of blocking hardware videos on youtube. Did you guys bad mouth sony in the video or something? Great review though, looks like a killer little machine; a bit on the pricey side though.

marco c 3 years ago

Wow, ain't that some s--t! :)

Dave_HH 3 years ago

Well, we have the Viddler version in there now. Works like a charm. ;-)

realneil 3 years ago

Nice review Marco. This looks like a really good solution for someone's living room. While I can agree that is is a little pricey, if you pay it, you get something with full capabilities right out of the box. No messing around is sometimes worth the extra cash.

digitaldd 3 years ago

After looking at just the specs I want one. This is what I wish my Intel based Mac mini was. 67 watts isn't bad for a full system under load. If they were cheaper I'd consider building a folding farm out of them, of course when the fans spin up full tilt I bet it gets loud.

marco c 3 years ago

@Digitaldd - I've never heard the fan spin up in the weeks I've been using the thing.

digitaldd 3 years ago

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@Digitaldd - I've never heard the fan spin up in the weeks I've been using the thing.

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Good to know, @ $760 with 2x2GB DDR3 1066MHz memory, 500GB, 7200 rpm hard drive, & a BD Combo Slot-in Optical Drive its looking really good to me.

 

 

thesummer2012 3 years ago

Marco C - good review, thanks.

I am using an Asus EEbox right now and having problems with 1080p films (from file) so I am thinking of getting the Asrock 3D. Would you recommend shelling out the extra cash for the 156b (with Intel Core i-5 processor)?

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