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HTPC Media Centre PC Sony Vaio VGC-RC202 - Full HD Capable £300.00

azz Avatar
7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months agoFeedback:10 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
Reluctantly selling my Sony Vaio Media Centre PC. Has spent most of its time connected to my Plasma and used for playing Full-HD 1080p videos. Important spec include:
Optical Output for connecting to surround sound system
2.8ghz Dual Core Processor
1gb RAM
400gb HDD

More than capable of running as a fully desktop PC whilst equally capable of operating as part of a great looking media centre set up in the bedroom or living room. Looking for £300 collected in London. Delivery on top. Does not come with monitor or any peripherals (keyboard/mouse).



Full Spec:
# ony Vaio RC202 Tower Media Center PC Specifications:
# Sony Vaio RC202 PC: PentiumD 2.8Ghz / 2x512Mb, 2x200GB Sata / DVDRW / GeoForce 6600 256Mb / 3xUSB / Card Reader / TV Tuner / MS Win Media Centre ED2005
# Type: Media centre
# Form Factor: Tower
# Dimensions (WxDxH) 19.5 cm x 45.6 cm x 39.9 cm
# Weight: 14 kg
# Processor: 1 x Intel Pentium D 920 2.8 GHz - 64-bit ( Dual-Core )
# Processor Main Features: Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology / Intel Execute Disable Bit / Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology / Intel Virtualization Technology
# Cache Memory: 4 MB L2 Cache
# Cache Per Processor: 4 MB ( 2 MB per core )
# RAM: 1 GB (installed) / 2 GB (max) - DDR II SDRAM - 533 MHz - PC2-4200
# Storage Controller: RAID ( Serial ATA-300 )
# IDE Hard Drive: 2 x 200 GB - standard - Serial ATA-150
# Optical Storage: DVD±RW (+R double layer)
# Optical Storage (2nd): DVD-ROM
# Card Reader: Yes
# Monitor: None
# Graphics ControllerPCI Express x16 - NVIDIA GeForce 6600 - 256 MB
# TV Tuner Type: Digital TV - DVB-T
# Audio Output: Sound card - 5.1 channel surround
# Communications: Fax / modem - PCI - plug-in card - 56 Kbps
# Networking: Network adapter - Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet
# Power: AC 120/230 V
# OS Provided: Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition

Forgot to mention the following:

Has a built in Freeview TV-Tuner (DVB-T) and comes with media centre remote control.
Front flap covering front AV connection is missing
- azz
Shipping/Payment:
£300 cash-on-collection in London.
Delivery can be arranged and will be calculated on top of sale price.
azz Avatar
7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months agoFeedback:10 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
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#2
in fact putting full hd capable is a bit misleading. It has no HDMI connection nor does it have a hd/blu-ray drive.
#3
I would personally question this HTPC ability to play 1080p... If it does - it'll be choppy as hell. So very misleading.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/cpu-charts-2007,1644-21.html

CPU wise it's just at the limit of what 1080p really requires, GFX card / RAM make me more skeptical.

Perhaps it does play 1080p videos (downloaded), but i recommend any buyer goes to see it in action before they purchase.

Also £300 is a bit steep.
#4
stiffnuts;5832757
in fact putting full hd capable is a bit misleading. It has no HDMI connection nor does it have a hd/blu-ray drive.


I don't think thats fair - its clear from the word "capable" that my intention is to infer its ability to play 1080p videos.

spritey;5833341
I would personally question this HTPC ability to play 1080p... If it does - it'll be choppy as hell. So very misleading.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/cpu-charts-2007,1644-21.html

CPU wise it's just at the limit of what 1080p really requires, GFX card / RAM make me more skeptical.

Perhaps it does play 1080p videos (downloaded), but i recommend any buyer goes to see it in action before they purchase.

Also £300 is a bit steep.


Again, given positive feedback on here I would not mislead in a description. The PC is 100% capable of playing downloaded 1080p films from .mkv to blu-ray rips and I would be more than happy to show this before anyone completes a purchase.

Additionally - I am open to offers if you don't feel £300 is reasonable....
#5
***Quoted comments removed. aScottishBloke

No dvb-t tuner, smaller hard drive and, for anyone looking at this type of unit, doesn't have the vaio styling. Have you not got anything better to do?! I guess it is school holidays....
#6
azz
No dvb-t tuner, smaller hard drive and, for anyone looking at this type of unit, doesn't have the vaio styling. Have you not got anything better to do?! I guess it is school holidays....



LMFAO @ Vaio styling.
Be careful Azz.. you're going down the "im not going to take criticism in a positive way" road and that always just ends up discouraging others.

You may care it says Sony Vaio on it but most people on here simply won't care. If you pull apart the spec the machine simply isn't worth the £300 price tag. But in its defence its living up to the badge on the side!

Good luck with your very hopeful sale and consider this a free bump! :thumbsup:
#7
Its the usual moaning wanabee mods doing what they do best azz...

just ignore them....
#8
TropicanaX;5834327
LMFAO @ Vaio styling.
Be careful Azz.. you're going down the "im not going to take criticism in a positive way" road and that always just ends up discouraging others.

You may care it says Sony Vaio on it but most people on here simply won't care. If you pull apart the spec the machine simply isn't worth the £300 price tag. But in its defence its living up to the badge on the side!

Good luck with your very hopeful sale and consider this a free bump! :thumbsup:


Cheers for the bump and the more constructive input. I take your points and am willing to be more flexible on the price should a reasonable offer be made.
#9
That definitely seems pricey for such an old machine, especially with so many bits missing. I saw something similar sold a week or so ago for £195, and it included the original Sony wireless keyboard, mouse, speakers, LCD display, etc.

So, how about £100 for this one?
#10
hi, just seen your reply. I'd be happy with £120 and we definitely have a deal. Its just gathering dust because I bought a mac mini for the lounge due to space limitations. Feel free to contact me to arrange a time to view/collect.

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