HP expands digital media product line

By Justin Mann on January 4, 2006, 1:32 PM
Hewlett-Packard is expanding their product line, most especially in digital media, with the release of not only televisions, but digital cameras as well. HP's new HDTV line use LCD, microdisplay and plasma screen, supports “HP” Advanced Digital Media (which, among other things, lets the TV decode high quality videos natively from another source). They're also offering new cameras in the Photosmart line, adding four models that will range from $119 to just under $400. They haven't neglected notebooks, and HP notebooks are one of the most popular brands you can pick up. Their “digital entertainment” theme is kept with the DV8000 series of notebooks, some of which will include built in webcams. HP will also be developing an online video service designed for home-created movies.

”The service uses technology designed to convert most digital video formats into a common one that can be played through most Internet browsers. HP will promote the product with a month's free service, after which it plans to charge a monthly fee of $2.99.”
I wonder what they mean by “most” Internet browsers, but the service is still unique in that is is targeting people wishing to share home movies. All of these things were revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show.




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Masque said:
HP should be a major player in this. I know they've been a bit behind in a few things but they're not letting it stop them. I think the biggest key in this is the fact that with more competition, come lower prices which is good for all of us. I can only see this as a good thing.
PUTALE said:
hp has not been a major comptuer seller anymore. They do have some nice product but the pricing of dell really has kill it. I hope there will be more competition in the market to drive the price down.
Soul Harvester said:
I pray that Dell can't keep up their falsely reduced pricing for too much longer. They are doing a lot to put smaller PC companies out of business real fast. You shouldn't have to sell a product at a loss just to make a sale.
MonkeyMan said:
This is great. This shows that HP is moving into a whole new direction, and they are exercising their capabilities. In my opinion, this is a move by HP to be a top global competitor, in the electronics industry.
rahuls said:
Great move by HP.They surely are leaders of the hardware market
otmakus said:
[b]Originally posted by Soul Harvester:[/b][quote]I pray that Dell can't keep up their falsely reduced pricing for too much longer. They are doing a lot to put smaller PC companies out of business real fast. You shouldn't have to sell a product at a loss just to make a sale.[/quote]Why not? That's good for customers, actually. And they can't afford to sell products at a loss just to make a sale, it only shows how effective they are. It's far better to have a big player reduces their price than selling products at premium but throwing their weight on crushing the competitors (like our favorite Microsoft). Smaller PC companies will have to use another way to attract consumers, be it from their quality, or their service.
mentaljedi said:
[b]Originally posted by otmakus:[/b][quote][b]Originally posted by Soul Harvester:[/b][quote]I pray that Dell can't keep up their falsely reduced pricing for too much longer. They are doing a lot to put smaller PC companies out of business real fast. You shouldn't have to sell a product at a loss just to make a sale.[/quote]Why not? That's good for customers, actually. And they can't afford to sell products at a loss just to make a sale, it only shows how effective they are. It's far better to have a big player reduces their price than selling products at premium but throwing their weight on crushing the competitors (like our favorite Microsoft). Smaller PC companies will have to use another way to attract consumers, be it from their quality, or their service.[/quote]In the end, who wins? We do! I do like Hp though and am conteplating getting a laptop from them later but i'll cross that bridge when it comes. Diversifying products is good and has worked well with other companies such as Google though we have yet to see how the whole OS and Computer things will go, so good on HP!
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