Another PC/home entertainment unit for the living room has been launched, this time by Evesham, with the e-box3. It combines PC, TV, DVD and Hi-fi capabilities in one box, powered by Windows Media Center Edition.
Running from an Athlon 64 processor with Hyper Transport technology (up to 4800+X2), Evesham claims the e-box3 is both "ultra quiet" and compact at just 430 x 288 x98mm. It’s got full PVR functionality and comes with either a single hybrid (digital/analogue) TV tuner, or twin tuners, so you can record one TV channel while watching another or record two TV channels while watching a previously recorded programme.
The e-box3 features front mounted USB and firewire connections to transfer data (digital camera, video camera, external drive etc) to its 400GB hard drive, which is enough to record up to 150 hours of TV. There’s also a multi format DVD recorder for burning data to disc. It’s also supplied with a Microsoft Windows Media Center 2005 certified remote control, cordless keyboard and cordless optical tilt mouse.
You can pick up the e-box3 now from around £700.