Capable Networks Launches Online Community Site for HP MediaSmart Products

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Capable Networks LLC today announced the launch of http://www.MediaSmarthome.com, a new online community designed to bring together users of HP MediaSmart products. The online public forum creates a place for MediaSmart customers and those seeking information about MediaSmart products to participate in discussions, share tips and tricks, read articles, learn about news, software add-ins and features.

Capable Networks LLC today announced the launch of http://www.MediaSmarthome.com, a new online community designed to bring together users of HP MediaSmart products.

The online public forum creates a place for MediaSmart customers and those seeking information about MediaSmart products to participate in discussions, share tips and tricks, read articles, learn about news, software add-ins and features. MediaSmarthome.com also serves as a place for users to share experiences with other fans in a friendly, collaborative community environment.

While MediaSmarthome.com will support all MediaSmart products, it will initially focus on HP MediaSmart Server. Based on the Windows® Home Server software from Microsoft, the HP MediaSmart Server enables consumers to backup, access and share digital entertainment, memories and information through one, centralized location(1). Additionally, consumers can access the content on their HP MediaSmart Server from any other computer in the house - even a connected TV(2) ---- as well as provide access to friends, family or on-the-go household members through the Internet(3).

"The HP MediaSmart Server is an innovative product that has already gained a lot of traction in the emerging home server marketplace. We are thrilled to add MediaSmarthome.com to our growing list of consumer electronics oriented online communities," said Ron Repking, chief executive officer, Capable Networks. "In addition to providing a place for HP MediaSmart Server users to congregate and discuss their experiences, users will have the ability to interact directly with HP, resulting in the close customer interaction and word-of-mouth marketing exposure that our user communities provide."

"MediaSmarthome.com can enhance the HP MediaSmart Server product experience for customers as they meet and gain insight from other HP MediaSmart Server owners," said Allen Buckner, senior product marketing manager, Connected Entertainment business, HP. "It's an ideal site for those looking to get the answer to a specific question or sharing their experiences with others."

Capable Networks owns and operates 13 communities in the consumer electronics space, covering brand name products such as TiVo™, the Slingbox™ from Sling Media™, and Netgear's Digital Entertainer™, in addition to MediaSmarthome.

About Capable Networks LLC
Capable Networks LLC owns and operates online consumer electronics communities and other web properties. Capable Networks links the consumers and manufacturers of consumer electronic devices together, using a unique software platform which enables both expert and novice users to share knowledge, experiences and opinions about consumer electronics. Capable Networks provides valuable marketing and customer support data to its corporate partners to improve the profitability and reach of their product lines.

The Capable Community Network now includes: TiVoCommunity.com, SlingCommunity.com, DroboSpace.com, DVRplayground.com, MonsterCommunity.com, MyDigitalEntertainer.com, MyOpenRouter.com RoboCommunity.com, MotoDash.com, SansaCommunity.com, TechLore.com, PrestoPlace.com and the new MediaSmarthome.com.

Capable's extended network of consumer electronics communities, The Home Technology Network, reaches over 10 million unique visitors per month.
For more information: see http://www.capablenetworks.com and http://www.hometechnologynetwork.com

Notes:
Microsoft and Windows Vista are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

(1) PCs must be running Windows® XP Professional, Media Center Edition 2005, or Vista Ultimate or Business to enable remote access.
(2) Requires Digital Media Adapter (UPnP). Certain copy protected files may not stream properly.
(3) Internet access required.

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