The following is a guest article contributed by forum member (and one of my former HP co-workers) “Pete”. Thanks to Pete for sharing his setup of the HP LX195 as a MythTV Personal Video Recorder Before I get into the details of my wicked LX195 setup, I feel like I should make a statement. My […]

If you’re a HP MediaSmart Server user and enjoy using your server then have you considered what you would do if your LAN port failed to work?   Oh man that’s one nightmare that I would not wish upon anyone and yet it does happen and so this prompted me to figure a way to restore […]

Now that Windows Home Server Codename “Vail” has been released to public beta, I’m sure there are several of you that would like to install the beta operating system onto the MediaSmart Server that you already own. While it is possible to install and run Vail on any MediaSmart Server, be aware that each model […]

Forum member “festiva” has posted about his experience setting up a touchscreen display to work with his MediaSmart Server LX195. The display is mounted on the wall near outside the closet that houses the LX195. Here is festiva’s description of the project. I have successfully installed a Lilliput 7″ touchscreen monitor directly to my LX195. […]

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 […]

Popular technology website Engadget has had a fun series they’ve been running called “Engadget’s recession antidote”, where they raffle off gadgets, games, other stuff that has been given to them by various companies in the industry. Today’s recession antidote is an HP MediaSmart Server LX195 that was provided by HP, and all you have to […]

HP has a nice promotion going on right now through the end of July, where you can get the MediaSmart Server LX195 for 50% off ($199) the retail price when you buy any HP consumer notebook or desktop on www.hpdirect.com. To take advantage of this deal, when you customize/purchase your PC online, you will have […]

HP has just sent me a statement that they wanted to share with the MediaSmart community about software updates and European availability of the MediaSmart Servers. We have two updates to share with our MediaSmart Server communities. We have listened to the customer feedback on wegotserved.co.uk, mediasmartserver.net, mediasmarthome.com and other popular Windows Home Server blogs […]

Given all the news and activity around the LX195 recently, I thought we could use an LX195 roundup to keep you occupied with reading over the coming weekend. I’ve just received my review unit from HP today, so be sure to check in on Monday for my complete review. In the mean time, here’s some […]

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 […]