April 2009

It was a month ago that we got the first murky glimpses of a possible new Home Server product in the works from Hewlett Packard. A couple of weeks later we saw some less murky pictures but still weren’t sure what exactly the LX195 was going to be. Today we saw our most informative info […]

If you’ve seen the MediaSmart Server in retail stores, you’ve likely seen the demo units that are created to show off the sleek form factor and soothing blue glow of the server. These demo units are stripped down to pretty much just a shell with a power supply and LEDs. The motherboard is in the […]

There has been much discussion about the recent 2.5 Software Update for the EX48x MediaSmart Servers, with the overwhelming majority of the discussion coming from unhappy 1st generation EX47x MediaSmart Server owners who are disappointed that they will not be receiving the new features. In response to this feedback, on Friday April 24th HP sent […]

We’re seeing a fair bit of talk about the new Acer easyStore Home Server, and fellow Windows Home Server MVP Yoshihiro Okabe from Japan has just published an article showing the insides of the new server. He noticed a 26-pin header on the motherboard that looks suspiciously like the debug header on the MediaSmart Server. […]

A blog commenter by the name of Matt has posted that a change was made to fix a misconfigured entry in the iTunes store and that the iStream application should now be available for install on the v1 iPod Touch. Can anyone confirm this? Update: I have a few more details on this. If you […]

Forum Moderator Nigel “Cougar” Wilks is at it again, this time with the beginnings of a series of tutorials that will guide EX470 and EX475 users on how to get the recent 2.5 Software Update running on their first generation MediaSmart Servers. Note that this is a work in progress and does not yet get […]

It only took a few hours after the release of the 2.5 Software Update for enterprising individuals to dig deep into the workings of the new software and find ways to tweak and improve the experience. New forum member “BigKahuna” dropped two big tutorials on us, the first of which describes how to install additional […]

Last week HP announced a new software update for the EX485 and EX487 MediaSmart Servers, and I gave you the details from the press release on what is included in the update. Since then, HP has given me early access to the final version of the 2.5 update and I’ve been trying it out for […]

The recently announced 2.5 Software Update for the EX485 and EX487 servers appears to just have been released by HP, with the first forum users reporting that they have received the download and are beginning to try the new features. I’m in the process of downloading the update, and already have a review prepared that […]

As part of the upcoming 2.5 Software Update for the EX485 and EX487 MediaSmart Servers, HP has announced the iStream application that will stream your content from your home server to your iPhone. The iStream application has just appeared in the iTunes store yet the 2.5 Software Update has not yet arrived. HP gave me […]