Hi-Grade has been working hard on its Media Center solution and it looks like its shaping up nicely.
Hi-Grade will be jumping on the Media Center bandwagon with its Digital Media Station.
This slim line solution is designed to blend in with existing home cinema or hi-fi components. The silver chassis looks good and will fit snugly underneath your TV or on your component stand.
Even though the case is slim, Hi-Grade isn’t going to be skimping on the specification. Inside the Digital Media Station you’ll find 2.6GB Pentium 4 backed up with 512MB of RAM and a 120GB hard disk. There’s also a Panasonic DVD writer that supports DVD-RAM, DVD-R/RW and CD-R/RW.
One neat feature that Hi-Grade is including with the Digital Media Station is a wireless keyboard with an integrated trackball. This means that you can have the keyboard on your lap and don’t need a table to use the mouse on.
There will be a plethora of ports at the rear, but of most interest are the two SCART sockets. For any single box Media Center device to truly succeed it needs SCART sockets for simple connection to your TV without the need for separate cables for audio and video.
Hi-Grade doesn’t have production versions of the Digital Media Station yet, but as soon as they are available you’ll see a review on TrustedReviews.com.