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HP MediaSmart Servers updated; stream media to iPod/iPhone and PSP

The HP MediaSmart servers (EX485/EX487 models) received a software update today from HP. The news software allows media to be streamed to wireless devices such as iPhone, iPod Touch and PlayStation Portables. The new software also adds the ability for the servers to convert videos (including unprotected DVD's) into two separate formats: one high-resolution for playing on home devices, and a lower resolution for portable media players.

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Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive Review – 500GB

As the name implies, the Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive is essentially a NAS device with media hub abilities, intended to back up and playback multimedia files across your home network. Where it stands slightly out from the crowd is in its support of UPnP for DLNA-certified devices and iTunes, allowing the NAS to store and stream music, video and pictures to a variety of PC, laptop, home consumer electronics and Apple products.

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Emtec Movie Cube S800 review

With more people amassing vast collections of digital media, the demand for a straightforward way to pipe that out through an HDTV is only increasing.  Emtec's Movie Cube S800 not only offers video streaming, but expandable local storage, internet radio and dual TV tuners for recording fresh content or pausing live TV.  SlashGear hooked it up to see if our home entertainment prayers had been answered.

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SanDisk SDC and CompactFlash Extreme IV

We caught up with SanDisk while at CTIA this week, to check out their Service Delivery Cards.  SDCs are pre-loaded custom memory cards, each full of digital content ranging from videos clips, TV shows and music, to games and wallpapers.  SanDisk also whipped out their CompactFlash Extreme IV series storage to try to tempt resident SlashGear photographer Daniel Lim.

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CasaTunes XL Music Server with touchscreen multi-room control

Distributed home audio specialists CasaTools have announced their latest multi-room music server, the CasaTunes XL.  A compact box with an integrated touchscreen, the XL Music Server has 250GB of storage, can serve up to 48 different rooms simultaneously, and comes preinstalled with the company's own CasaTunes control software.  Control is either from the touchscreen itself or any device with a web browser (so a PC, laptop, netbook, iPhone or iPod touch, or most cellphone).

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HP MediaSmart Home Server gets new software update

We got our share of HP second-gen MediaSmart Home Server less than a month ago. In our test, the impressing media tools were straightforward, offered a cleverly designed software package that allowed a simple yet effective digital media backup, remote access and files sharing solutions for regular Joes. The features didn’t stop there, HP has recently updated its MediaSmart Home server, released a new HPMSS-1.3-R1 system software to further improve performance, add new feature and correct mirror errors.

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