"Awesome potential. Does not deliver."3.0 starson by mommble
Pros: Nice footprint. Sleek interface for media storage and playback.
Cons: SLOW. Touch screen software is just useless and incredibly slow. The audio often goes out and comes back randomly for only the live television viewing until finally being permanently off. Digital Cable made the best features nonfunctional. ie DVR.
Summary: Avoid it until they work it out. there is too much nonsense bundled into a half put together box. The touchsmart software is way too slow and it often freezes. Tech support for HP and this product is atrocious. The touchsmart promises so much. The TV tuner and wide screen lets you have a live tv box open in a corner while you use a net browser on the other half of the screen. the touchsmart delivers little functionality. Most of the cool live TV functions are useless now. Digital cable companies now require boxes on all televisions in the house. that prevents you from using this like a DVR that can schedule and change channels on its own for anything over channel 20. The audio fails for live TV. Every other function with audio works fine like playing a CD or watching a video on Youtube. ( Never could watch DVDs. not sure why and tech support never was able to help but took more pleasure in heckling but that's fine because I dont watch DVDs but dont try to burn a CD or DVD. It will take about half an hour to an hour after pressing start.
The touchsmart music library has a really nice look to it and navigating it is sweet but really slow to start up. The stereo sound is great but volume control is sometimes unstable. Sometimes it will just not be loud enough to hear on the other side of the room and other times it is loud enough to hear outside 50 feet away.
The SD slots and one USB shut down very soon after taking it out of the box but that is par for the course and an external USB and SD card port fixed that.
the keyboard and mouse ergonomically just work and look pretty sleek fitting just under the monitor and compliment the machines small footprint.
Would be perfect if audio did not kick out on the live TV. All else is forgivable.