HP to deliver DIRECT access to multimedia PC content from a TV set! Due summer 2006
HP should next year introduce a range of High Definition TV (HDTV) sets with built in network media players. This means users will be able to enjoy the multimedia content on their networked PCs from their living room. Video, stills and MP3s stored on your PC will also be viewable on the planned HDTVs by WiFi or Ethernet connection. Internet multimedia services will also be accessible on the new sets.
Users will have to use HP software, included with the new sets, to serve out their digital content over the network, and create databases of media content on their PCs. They’ll then be able to use their TVs' remote handsets to pick what media they'll watch or listen to – or connect with internet multimedia services.
More information about the products mentioned above is available in an online press kit at http://www.hp.com/go/cedia2005
Read the full press release, and join in the discussion, here.