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HP Cutting MediaSmart TV Lineup; Exits LCD TV Business

CED is reporting that HP is ending their run in the LCD TV business and killing off their MediaSmart HDTV lineup.  I can’t confirm the report myself, but if true this puts another dent in Microsoft’s vision to have Extender technology built into HDTVs.  Their focus is now said to be their MediaSmart Receiver which I reviewed earlier this year.    Watch for deals, word is the current displays will be getting a price cut at Costco stores.

In related news, Samsung has shipped their MediaLive Extender which only works with Samsung Series 4 and up displays and you can still get Linksys Extenders for cheap at Newegg and Amazon (thanks Harry!).

Published Mon, Oct 27 2008 21:30 by chrisl

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# re: HP Cutting MediaSmart TV Lineup; Exits LCD TV Business

This is a surprise? MediaSmart TVs disappeared off the HP Shopping website months ago. What had been in my local Costco (Northern NJ) disappeared about 2 months ago.

Monday, October 27, 2008 11:17 PM by KevinO

# HP Cutting MediaSmart TV Lineup?

Chris Lanier is reporting that HP are to kill off their MediaSmart HDTV product range and focus on MediaSmart

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 4:51 AM by Ian Dixon's Blog

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# re: HP Cutting MediaSmart TV Lineup; Exits LCD TV Business

I had one of these, and even though the extender worked well, the TV was terrible. Lousy contract and blotchy blacks.  I took it back, but only because of the poor LCD performance.

Too bad, it was a good idea that worked.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 8:39 AM by Harry DeBusk

# re: HP Cutting MediaSmart TV Lineup; Exits LCD TV Business

Oops, that would be "Lousy contrast and blotchy blacks"

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 8:42 AM by Harry DeBusk

# re: HP Cutting MediaSmart TV Lineup; Exits LCD TV Business

This doesn't bother me much as I prefer to select my display/tv separately.  In no way do I think this is a negative reflection on the Extender platform.  However, Microsoft needs to be wary of what most of these OEMs are doing by bundling in dual media streaming platforms in their settop boxes.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 10:22 AM by JohnCz

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