HP MediaSmart EX495 Windows Home Server Review (Better Time Machine…

The HP MediaSmart EX490 and EX495 are the new top-of-the-line Windows Home Servers from HP, which are good enough to pretty much be the de-facto Windows Home Servers on the market now. These new units keep up the tradition. » 10/23/09 11:00am 10/23/09 11:00am

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 …

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…

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

HP Turning Off the Lights on its DLPs?

It was a short lived marriage, but it appears HP is letting go of its DLP line of TVs. The company's road map for 2007 is rear projection-free and instead focuses on thinner LCD and plasma models. Even in the gadget world, fat ain't cool. So what can we expect from HP in 07? Lots of beautifully thin plasmas and LCDs.… » 1/03/07 10:08am 1/03/07 10:08am