HP SLC3760N 37-inch MediaSmart LCD HDTV

Jan 03 2007

HP, more then any other major company, is embracing Media Center technologies. Evidence of this is their latest LCD/HTPC combination. Without reading the review here are a few things that I think this TV needs to be successful.

1. Good UI (this ranges from playlist support, to responsive UI... basically the whole nine yards)

2. Support for DVD, HD, SD, and archived/compressed video streaming

3. Vista support/MCE 2K5 support

After I read the review, its evident that the system is pretty sluggish and would not replace a client HTPC as intended. Once again, it is evident that HP never came around to MissingRemote.com and asked our opinion of what would make a successful product.

From the article:

BOTTOM LINE With the MediaSmart TV, HP has recognized that the digital age has transformed our PCs into vast repositories of personal and entertainment content that yearn to be freed from the shackles of the home office. After getting a taste through a pretty kick-ass LCD connected to a good sound system, I'm convinced they're right. While the technology to pull this off isn't quite as seamless today as it needs to be for a mass-market appliance, this TV has its heart in the right place. It's yet to be seen if one of HP's low-slung entertainment centers, right there in the living room running Windows Vista, won't be the better solution. But, regardless, the HP SLC3760N 37-inch MediaSmart LCD HDTV points the way to a grand future


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