June 17, 2008 by Arlen Schweiger
HP’s been telling us how we can set our digital media free and bring it straight to our TV with no hassles since CES in January. Now, its wireless-capable MediaSmart Connect receiver is finally available for pre-order, with the MSRP of $349.
The MediaSmart Connect uses the technology acting as an extender device for Windows Media Center, so you can pull up all of the info for your digital music, movies and photos on your TV screen.
You can also tap into movie rentals from CinemaNow, photo sharing and purchasing from Snapfish and Internet radio stations from Live365, plus Media Center TV Beta content such as A&E, Bio, CNBC, DIY, Fine Living, Food Network, FOX Sports, HGTV, History Channel, iFilm, MSNBC, National Geographic, NBC News and StupidVideos.
The MediaSmart Connect can be hooked into your TV and networked PC wired or wirelessly, operating on 802.11n.
Pre-ordering beginning today can be done through Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, CircuitCity.com and Newegg.com, according to HP. MSRP is $349, and you’ll get a $20 CinemaNow gift certificate as well.
Read the entire press release here.
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