Yesterday’s webinar (yes, I know, silly word, but what can you do?) on HP’s new MediaSmart Connect extender went very well. We had more than 250 online attendees, some great questions, and overwhelmingly positive feedback. If you missed it, you can catch the replay online. Registration isn’t required, but you will have to jump through a few hoops to use the LiveMeeting software. You can avoid a little of that hassle by downloading the Windows Media version instead, but the quality is noticeably worse.
HP’s Brian Burch gave an excellent demo of the MediaSmart Connect device and Microsoft’s Ben Reed showed off Media Center’s features. My role was to answer questions about the design and functionality of the device and to take some questions from attendees.
Yesterday’s event was the first in a series of four. I’m looking forward to the remaining three, each of which features a different guest expert. If you’re curious about Media Center technology, I encourage you to sign up for one of the upcoming events so you can ask questions directly and hear some interesting perspectives. The lineup includes:
- Thursday, June 26. 1:00PM (Pacific): Ian Dixon, The Digital Lifestyle
- Tuesday, July 8, 10:00AM (Pacific): Patrick Norton, Tekzilla
- Thursday, July 10, 1:00PM (Pacific): Mike Garcen, Missing Remote
I’ll have a more detailed review next week.
Disclosure: I am not being compensated in any way by HP or Microsoft for my participation in this event, and any opinions I express are mine alone.