HP today made available HP MediaSmart Expander for TiVo, a new
software application that lets TiVo DVR owners manage video content from
an HP MediaSmart Server.
With a high-definition (HD) DVR from TiVo,
consumers can record, pause and rewind live TV, and access the world’s largest
on-demand video library to watch hit movies, TV shows,
music videos and popular web videos.
With the new software application, which is offered at no charge to
MediaSmart server owners, TiVo owners can:
- transfer shows from a TiVo DVR to a HP MediaSmart Server and back
to a TiVo DVR
- manage TiVo recordings stored on a HP MediaSmart Server
- watch TiVo DVR recordings that are stored on a HP MediaSmart
Server on any PC in the home
Based on the Microsoft Windows Home Server
platform, the HP MediaSmart Server is a central repository for automatically
backing up and accessing digital music, videos, photos and documents from
multiple computers on a home network.
The HP MediaSmart Server automatically organizes files across all
Windows and Mac computers, streams media across a home network and the
Internet, and publishes photos to popular social
networking and photo sharing sites.
“The HP MediaSmart Server is the ideal companion for TiVo users.
With the HP MediaSmart Expander for TiVo, consumers can record more
high-definition programs and not worry about filling their DVR since they can
transfer their movies and shows on the HP MediaSmart Server and watch them on
their PC,” said Jason Zajac, vice president of Attach, Personal Systems Group,
HP. “Plus, consumers will benefit from all of the additional features the HP
MediaSmart Server provides, such as backing up all Windows and Mac
Pricing and availability
The free HP MediaSmart Expander for TiVo application can be
accessed through the Windows Home Server Console of the HP MediaSmart Server
EX490/EX495 and HP Data Vault.
Manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the HP MediaSmart Server
EX490 with 1 terabyte of hard disk storage is $549, while the HP MediaSmart
Server EX495 with 1.5 terabytes is $699.