The Good The HP DreamScreen melds photos, music, videos, and more into an affordable Internet-connected display designed for the home.
The Bad Video support is mediocre; the Facebook app doesn't work; set-up is a chore; performance is sluggish; software is PC-only; lacks news feed viewer and support for photo services beyond HP's own Snapfish.
The Bottom Line The HP DreamScreen is a decent a photo frame and Pandora Internet radio, but it's weighed down by several lukewarm features and an interface that demands patience.
Editors' note: The HP DreamScreen is available in two models, one using a 10.2-inch screen, and the other using a 13.3-inch screen. For our review, we tested the model with the 10.2-inch screen. Since the two models are functionally identical, this review applies to both products.
Media collections are scattered these days, existing not just in our cameras, bookshelves, and computers, but on sites such as Facebook, Flickr, Pandora, and YouTube. If you had one device that could showcase all your favorite digital media, it would need to look beyond the home computer or the memory card and pull in media from across the Web.