HP adds YouTube to its 'MediaSmart' HDTV
It joins Apple TV, TiVo, and others in bypassing the computer.
There have been various efforts to bring YouTube to the Apple TV and in the living room to on the road. But most of these have centered on boxes made by and not the TV makers themselves.that bypass the computer, from
Hewlett-Packard is trying to fill that void with its "MediaSmart" products, which include an HDTV receiver that allows viewers "to create multiple playlists from anywhere they watch TV." There's a hefty price to watch those homemade on a big screen, however, as the MediaSmart TV with built-in receiver starts at $1,900 for 42- and 46-inch 1080p LCDs.
And of course, depending on the quality of the YouTube masterpiece that's playing, you could be looking at a morass of giant pixels viewable only if you stand 20 feet away. Then again, it might be best to keep your distance anyway in case it's a next-generation.