HP adds MediaSmart Expander for TiVo to MediaSmart Home servers

HP has been offering its interesting line of MediaSmart Home servers for a while now. The line of servers runs Microsoft Windows Home Server software and allows the user to store all sorts of digital content from their network in one place for management and streaming to other machines on the network.

HP has announced a new and cool feature for the MediaSmart line that adds the capability to manage TiVo HD DVRs directly from the MediaSmart server with HP MediaSmart Expander for TiVo. Users that have a TiVo HD DVR can transfer recorded programs from the DVR directly to the MediaSmart server and then send them back to the TiVo if needed.

The recordings can be managed directly from the HP server and recordings stored on the server can be sent to any PC on the home network for viewing. The service can be accessed from the Windows Home Server Console on EX90, EX495, and Data Vault servers at no additional cost.