Summary: Only bought it because I found a good deal at $50. The only thing it has going for it is that it is a WMC extender. The delay from pushing a button on the remote to when something actually happens is truly something to behold.
Summary: If you have Windows 8 Pro with Media Center the metro will not play nice with this. It does not know how to handle it because it uses a Remote Desktop Connection. You can get live TV by hitting the Live TV button on the remote, Add your recordings library to videos to get them on the Servers Folder.
Summary: Fairly easy to setup. I occasionally have trouble with losing connection between the computer and the TV when watching recorded shows. Don't know whether it's the computer or the router. Love the "guide" feature.
Summary: I bought this since I had hoped we are finally seeing a small, quiet, simple box that centralizes all the digital content in your home in a user-friendly way. It also seemed like a nice idea to reduce energy costs by using my loaded home server (located in my office) instead of having multiple...
Summary: How I wrote my review: Timing for this review: After one month of Daily use of the HPx280n Background: I did not read any other review of this product. I'm trying to be the most objective I can.
Great Product - Perfect complement for a Vista Media Center System
William S. Turner "Bill T", Amazon
16 April 2009
Summary: August 3rd, 2008 I have been using a home built media center for about 1.5 years. It holds most of the kids movies (DIVX & XVID) and does recording of SD and HDTV. The main issue I had was that it was Noisy and generated a lot of heat in the media cabinet where system and other components were...
Summary: After about 6 hours on the phone over the space of several days with HP they were still unable to get this item to run on my system. I had to return the item to the seller and pay a restocking fee.
Summary: This product is great. With the wireless N connection, it takes all of the media files available on my computer and plays them on my Sony widescreen tv downstairs. The HP and Windows Media Center interfaces both work fine.
Summary: I have had the MediaSmart Connect box for about a month now. It is good for connecting to Windows shares and playing most of the media types on my distributed hard drives. The hardware is very straight forward and the picture and sound quality are nearly perfect.