keep expecting the bottom to fall out of the market for these luxury home-theater PCs, but it just doesn't seem to
happen. In the year since we recoiled at spending $7,500 for the OnCinema Teatro
, more boutique
manufacturers have brought out their wares, with the latest being the UK's Entertainment PC. The company's Fidelity-T
has some impressive features, including an HD tuner, 3GHz P4, storage capacities of up to 2TB and a dual-layer burner.
But $7,400 (that's for the 2TB version; you can get a 300GB version for a mere $5,300)? That's almost double the price
of VoodooPC's Aria
, which we thought was a little dear at $4,000,
and which has most of the same features, plus a touchscreen LCD. Still, we imagine EPC will sell a few of these; and at
that price, they should only need to sell a few to be a fairly successful little company.