If you are the proud owner of an earlier model of the HP MediaSmart Server such as the EX470/EX475/EX485/EX487, you’ve probably been reading the reviews and watching with a little bit of envy the new features available to owners of the more recent EX490 and EX495. A while ago, HP promised the community an update […]

HP has sent along the message that many of you have been anxious to hear for quite some time now: the 3.0 software update for the EX470/EX475/EX485/EX487 servers will be available later this week and will start shipping next week. I’ve had copies of the upgrade DVD’s for about two weeks now and have performed […]

As many of you have noticed, December is solidly here and we’re getting anxious to see the 3.0 Software Update for the EX470/EX475 and EX485/EX487 MediaSmart Servers. The last update we had from HP back in October indicated a December release date and an estimated price of $25 for the upgrade. Today we’ve got an […]

Owners of the first and second generation of the MediaSmart Server have been looking on the new 3.0 software that ships with the EX490 and EX495 with a bit of jealousy over the past few weeks. Back in May HP committed to delivering an upgrade for these customers so that they could be running the […]

If you’re a Mac owner and have been encountering the infamous “MAC Address” failure while trying to get your Mac set up with your MediaSmart Server, it looks like HP has a fix available that should resolve this issue. A forum member over at MediaSmartHome.com is reporting that HP Support gave him a new version […]

The Obligatory Disclaimer I have to note that while this process worked for me, it is not a supported upgrade process from either Microsoft or HP. If you try this, you do so at your own risk. The Premise It wasn’t long after the EX485/EX487 HP MediaSmart Servers were announced back in December that users […]

Back in December of 2008 we first heard from HP that they had plans to introduce an Out of Warranty service option that would provide a way for MediaSmart Server customers to get factory service for failed or damaged Servers even after the warranty period had expired. There hasn’t been any further updates on when […]

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 […]

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 […]