The AKAI all-in-one entertainment unit is a curious beast, if nothing else.
The list of features and support are undoubtedly impressive, with the included speakers a bonus. However, the devil is in the detail and this is where things start to fray at the seams.
While the support is exhausting, it's not by any means all encompassing.
Offering up-sampling is a great start; I've already mentioned that. However, now being in the third quarter of 2009 Blu-ray cannot be left out of any product seriously looking to cement itself as an "all-in-one" entertainment center in today's market.
But with that said, there will be people out there who find this a great product that ticks enough boxes to warrant a thousand big ones and I'm sure AKAI knew this when they made it. Similarly, there will also be a lot of people that do not.
Just as always, be careful before laying down a lot of money on anything and please, go for a test drive before you take it home to meet the family.