While desktop and notebook PCs remain Hi-Grade’s staple diet, Media Center PCs haven’t escaped its attention.

Download heaven

The DMSII has been fitted out with a generous 250GB hard disk for all your ‘downloads’ (legal, of course), dual analogue TV tuners so you can watch and record simultaneously, and a dual layer DVD drive to take entirely unfair advantage of high-capacity recordable discs.

A limp wristed dandy

There’s the all important Intel Pentium 4 processor and a host of audio outputs to play around with.

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Let’s face it, the Hi-Grade has all the aesthetic appeal of Jarvis Cocker in a tweed catsuit. Build quality isn’t great, including the rickety loading drawer. However, picture performance is better under scrutiny, apart from some on-screen noise and a touch of image instability. Sound quality is among the best of the bunch, as tunes are spat out with precision, punch and other words that begin with P.

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Hi-Grade DMSII review

If looks could kill, the Hi-Grade couldn’t manage a limp-wristed slap but in terms of overall performance it’s really not bad at all
£1,060