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's MediaSmart EX490 and EX495 Have Additional Mac Functionality, More…

The previous HP EX-487 Windows Home Server was notable both because it was a good WHS, and because it had the ability to support Time Machine over the network on Macs. The EX490 and EX495 do even more. » 9/15/09 12:01am 9/15/09 12:01am

HP MediaSmart Windows Home Servers Can Now Stream Videos, Unprotected…

The HP MediaSmart EX485 and EX487 Windows Home Servers just received an update patch to enable video streaming over the internet by way of video conversion. » 4/13/09 12:22am 4/13/09 12:22am

HP's MediaSmart Server LX195 Leaked, Is a More Compact Windows Home…

HP's apparently following up its OS X Time Machine compatible MediaSmart EX487 Windows Home Server with a smaller model, shipping with just 640GB of storage. » 3/31/09 11:59am 3/31/09 11:59am

HP MediaSmart EX487 Server Has Remote MP3 Streaming, Mac Time Machine…

HP's EX485/7 iteration of their MediaSmart Server now comes with a revamped UI, remote music and photo streaming capability, and is the first non-apple NAS product to support Time Machine.
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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…

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 SL4278N and SL4778N Get Media Extender Update

If you own an HP MediaSmart television, you can now download a firmware update that brings the Media Center support you've been waiting for. Go for, rejoice, etc. » 4/17/08 8:35am 4/17/08 8:35am

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 MediaSmart Receiver x280N Doubles As HD Media Center Extender

If you lack the wherewithal to afford one of HP's dandy new MediaSmart TVs, you can get the next best thing, a $300 HP x280N MediaSmart Receiver for your plain old non-connected HDTV. » 1/03/08 2:20am 1/03/08 2:20am

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 MediaSmart TVs To Become Media Center Extenders

HP announced today at DigitalLife that its 42" and 47" MediaSmart TVs, with dual-band 802.11n, would be upgraded to be fully functioning Windows Media Center Extenders in early 2008. » 9/27/07 12:23pm 9/27/07 12:23pm

HP's Windows Home Servers Shipping Sept. 15

Amazon, by way of a product page, leaked the ship date and price of HP's MediaSmart Home Servers. These Windows Home Server machines (more about them here), will be sold in two models at $599 and $749, with 500GB and 1TB of storage respectively. Each one will have a 1.8GHz AMD Sempron processor along with a HP Photo… » 8/22/07 2:20pm 8/22/07 2:20pm

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

HP SLC3760N MediaSmart HDTV

The HP SLC3760N 37-inch MediaSmart LCD TV is a 1366x768 flat panel display with an HDMI input and a couple of speakers on the bottom. So far it's pretty conventional, but it gets into the world of convergence when you hook it up to your network and then it can stream video, photos, audio and the Web from any computer… » 8/14/06 11:45am 8/14/06 11:45am