HP to enter digital TV market

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Hewlett-Packard is expected to enter the digital TV market with the announcement of a new range of home entertainment products, including large-screen TVs and a digital storage console, embedded with copy protection technology.

Shane Robison, HP's chief strategy and technology officer, said that the new products, which will be announced in about 10 days, are designed to curb copyright infringement.

Robison said that the products will also include interfaces to personal computers, wireless links and a media hub. Last August, in an event dubbed Big Bang 2, the company announced 158 new products and a simpler way to make computers, printers, digital cameras and other gear work together.

HP has been hinting at plans to enter the TV market since late last year. In addition to an expected update of its traditional consumer products, such as printers and cameras, the company is also expected to introduce an HP-branded version of Apple's iPod in September.

Lovelacemedia  |  24.08.2004

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