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Old January 4th, 2006, 10:46 AM   #1
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HDV distribution - New HP TV?

Okay, look at the specs for this.

http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/pr..._37lcd_adm.pdf

This 37inch LCD will handle WMV-HD without a need for an external box.
This would allow to to go straight to the TV w/o the need for any other boxes other than my server. This may resolve not needing a DVD player.
A little more than I wanted to spend, but. Now, just need to find the price.

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Old January 4th, 2006, 01:54 PM   #2
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I am trying to find out if this TV will actually do media content on the wmv HD stream. Is anyone at CES that can ask the HP folks? If not, I hope to get more info next week.

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Old January 4th, 2006, 02:12 PM   #3
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It's been possible to play HD video to an HDTV from a computer for a while now, so it appears this just adds certification for the latest Windows DRM and Intel Viiv requirements, among other things. What would be cool would be a TV like this with a built-in DVD player with support for the latest compressed HD formats, which should be possible at a reasonable price with technology now available. Whether anyone will think to do something like that any time soon remains to be seen, but it seems like an obvious step.
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Old January 4th, 2006, 02:17 PM   #4
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The SLC3760N is just what I need in my house! (i wish it came in silver)

I am in the process of converting my 300 disc DVD collection to Hard drive. Including full menus and special features. I want to play the files as if I were playing the original discs. This is going to take about 2.5 terrabytes for the collection.

I want to be able to stream any movie in my collection to any HD television in my house at any time. If I have a guest sleeping in my guest room, I want them to be able to pick & watch anything from the menu while I am in my bedroom watching something else. I guess the media server needs to be able to handle 2-3 streams of HD content simultaneously.

I have been debating on what type of media player to buy for each room to handle this, but if this HD Television will do it...then that kills 2 birds in 1 stone! If this TV had a built in DVD player and external surround speaker jacks....That would be a ONE STOP SHOP for each of my bedrooms media solution!

I hope it's released soon.

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Old January 4th, 2006, 02:28 PM   #5
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Shannon, we have the same goals!! As I said, I will be trying to get more detail on what this unit will, and will not do. Since it is lan based, it can be anywhere. I do not want any DVD, etc there, just the receive device. I would have a central location for my server disc farm, DVD players, etc.
Now, if I can direct from this tv to the server and play a stored DVD/wmv just like it was from a DVD, I am buying one!!

I also want to get more info on the DVD player that Cisco is making that will play HD.

Yep, this could be cool!!!

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Old January 4th, 2006, 08:40 PM   #6
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Shannon, I just looked at the data sheet on the HP TV, and it says it has windows media connect. This implies it would meed what MS says here?

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...t/default.aspx

Man, I am going to try and get some first hand info and what this will and will not do, plus what price range it will be in.

First TV of any type I am getting a little excited about. To be able to have TVs in different rooms, all sourced from one media server with HD material. Man, that would be way cool.

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