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HP Mediasmart Connect HD Video Streamer Lightning Review

The Gadget: HP's Mediasmart Connect, a networked receiver that plays back H.264, DivX, XviD, MPEG-2, WMV video, photos, and even connects to your Media Center to act like an extender. It's also expandable space-wise with HP's Pocket Media Drives, and supports 10/100 Ethernet and 802.11a/b/g/n. It comes in a glossy… » 10/07/08 4:00pm 10/07/08 4:00pm

Disney's Innoventions Dream Home is a Big Ad For Microsoft and HP...But I Still Want It

Recently, Disney announced the grand opening of their new Innoventions Dream Home located in Tomorrowland in Anaheim, Calif. The construction was a collaborative effort between Disneyland, Microsoft, HP, Life|ware and home-builder Taylor Morrison-so naturally the home functions more as a big advertising campaign for… » 6/19/08 9:00pm 6/19/08 9:00pm

HP MediaSmart SL4282N and SL4782N HDTV with Media Center Inside

The Skinny: MediaSmart 1080p LCD TVs are coming of age—both the $1,900 42" and the $2,400 47" will have built-in Microsoft Media Center Extender connectivity and an improved higher-contrast panel (2000:1). They have 3 HDMI ports, 2 component inputs, integrated Wi-Fi in A, B, G, and N flavors and Ethernet. Has ATSC and… » 1/03/08 2:23am 1/03/08 2:23am

HP Updates MediaSmart Server, Adds Linux-Powered mv2120 Media Vault

The Skinny: The mv2120 Media Vault, a junior Linux-based server with the Photo Webshare and iTunes server functionality of its big brother but a much lower cost. (They'll start at $300.) As for the big guy, he's getting some much needed updates come February, including server-side anti-virus software from McAfee;… » 1/03/08 12:01am 1/03/08 12:01am

HP MediaSmart Server Arrives Looking Hunky... Yet Chunky (Gallery)

After a very long wait, the FedEx man has finally delivered the HP MediaSmart Server. Chen gave you a look at a Windows Home Server last week, so you got a feel for the basic software package. Now we're taking it to the consumer level: HP's is the first fully configured official WHS product out of the gate. » 11/09/07 2:17pm 11/09/07 2:17pm

HP MediaSmart Server Now Available; Iomega and Others Unveil Windows Home Servers

At long last, you can go order the eagerly awaited HP MediaSmart Server, running Microsoft's lovable Windows Home Server software. It's up at <a href="http://www.amazon.com/EX475-MediaSmart-Server-Sempron-Processor/dp/B000UXZUZC/ref=pd_bbs_3/102-6214307-9529716?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1194233129&sr=8-3#monitors

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Leopard Arrival Makes The Case For A Mac Home Server

With the arrival of both Mac's newest operating system and a mom-friendly version of Microsoft's Windows server software for the home, one begins to wonder whether or not Apple could turn the mini (or Apple TV) into something truly useful: a Mac Home Server. (Or would that be the Mac iHome? How 'bout Mac homi?) » 10/26/07 11:51am 10/26/07 11:51am

HP's HDTV 2.0 Will Let You Buy Movies Directly from Your TV

HP is building on its MediaSmart TVs with HDTV 2.0, a new concept that'll let lazy couch potatoes buy movies straight from their HP TVs. The TVs would connect to the Internet via a wired or wireless connection and movies would be stored directly on the TV (which would have built-in storage). There aren't any details… » 5/25/07 11:40am 5/25/07 11:40am