Home Theater PCs
are a dying breed, but they won't vanish completely.
We think there will always be a niche market of individuals who want to
hook up full-featured PCs to their TVs, and with TV tuners and the
explosion of web content (Hulu and Boxee, anyone?), it's no surprise to
see more and more boutique companies coming out with more interesting
Piixl is a London-based start-up company that caters to high-end, and
obviously it caters to those who already own flat panel HDTVs.
Basically, the EdgeCenter line of media PCs fits behind a flat panel
but in front of a TV mount; it straps directly onto a flat LCD or
(up to 70" or so) via the VESA mounts on the set, and then
the mount attaches from there. Basically, your HTPC can hide directly
behind your TV. No box beneath it, no cables to run behind the walls,
nothing like that.
Of course, this sleek solution comes at a hefty price. The base
configuration is well over $4000, and if you really want to go all-out,
you can even get one equipped with a Core i7 and a dedicated GPU for
gaming. Still, we love this design concept. It hides beautifully a
system that would generally take up floor space--we just can't wait for
the price to settle down a bit.
London, the 12th December 2009
PiixL Ltd, a London based Technology
Start-up, is excited to announce the release of their new EdgeCenter range
this week! The EdgeCenter is a totally new breed of Media Center Computer,
designed to be mounted directly behind flat screen TVs through their VESA
mounting interface, for example between a flat screen TV and a wall mount
mechanism. Only 30mm deep and adjustable to fit screens sizes ranging from 37 to
70 inches, the EdgeCenter stays quiet and invisible while leaving all the useful
controls, I/Os and Physical Media readers accessible right behind the edge of
any flat screen TV!
Beyond its striking design, a few features
instantly single out the EdgeCenter from any other Media Center Computer
- Ultra flexible design: already available with processors ranging from
Core2 Duo to Two-Way Core i7, optional Discrete 7.1 Audio, up to four TV Tuners
and the latest generation of Graphic cards, providing both Media Oriented and
Power Users the perfect solution!
- Easy to use: The first ever computer with built-in PowerLine networking!
Comes with Windows 7, MyMovies extension pre-installed and a choice of of
accessories carefully selected for a one-stop, all-in-one platform.
- Durable: Unmatched components quality sourcing, all aluminium chassis,
and a truly future proof Design where all
components can be upgraded at PiixL's facilities.
Turning any flat screen TV into the ultimate Media
Center to access all your Music, Pictures, Movies, Internet, TV Broadcasts
and more, has never been that sleek and easy! Please visit us on www.piixl.com for more
PiixL Ltd is a London based technology company. We
build entertainment-optimized computers, or Media Centers, that are beautiful,
high-performers, easy to use, and highly durable. We are 100% vertically
integrated, from design to support, and aim for nothing else than setting new
standard in quality and overall performance. The
EdgeCenter 3770 is the perfect illustration of what we believe is the
information appliance many people have been waiting for. It reaches a perfectly
functioning form and associates it with a smart hardware/software implementation
in order to set a new benchmark for Digital Entertainment.