HP z558 Digital Entertainment Center

HP z558 Digital Entertainment Center
Stay connected. The HP Digital Entertainment Center will make
friends fast with the rest of your home theater equipment.
Connect to your TV or projector through DVI1, VGA,
component video, S-video or composite video. Enjoy digital or
analog surround sound output through your A/V receiver.
Quiet but sexy. The black, brushed-aluminum finish looks
at home in your living room or home theater. An ultraquiet design keeps your focus on your entertainment
experience, not on your system.
Everything at your fingertips. A single remote control gives
you instant access to all your digital entertainment—TV, DVD
movies, home videos, music, photos and FM radio—through
Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005.
TV at your speed. Three high-performance TV tuners (two
standard-definition, one ATSC over-the-air2 high-definition) and
a personal video recorder (PVR) let you pause, replay and
record from cable, digital cable, digital satellite, or over-the-air
TV. Record up to three TV programs simultaneously.
Movie magic. Play your favorites or download new ones—
and get ready for crisp, clear images and unbeatable
surround sound from your big-screen TV.
Your turn to burn. Create your own media library when you
record TV shows, home videos and music onto space-saving
DVDs with the DVD SuperMulti drive.5, 6
Leave a lasting impression. Use LightScribe
technology7and software to burn custom, laser-etched CD
and DVD labels. It’s as easy as burn, flip, burn!
Focus on fun. Transfer your latest and greatest digital
photos using the front-panel 9-in-1 memory card reader.
Use your remote control to create an impromptu slideshow
your family will love.
Hold everything. With the 300GB8 internal hard drive,
you’ll have plenty of storage for many hours of recorded
TV. Includes an additional 300 GB removeable Personal
Media Drive
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TV on your time. Search for and record your must-see TV
shows with the included Electronic Programming Guide.3
You can capture single episodes or entire series onto the
HP Digital Entertainment Center. You’ll never miss another
episode of your favorite show!
Listen in. Make your own CDs or enjoy the ones you
already have. You can even select individual songs, create
play lists, or search for music by title, artist and album. It’s
like having a jukebox right in your living room!
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DVI recommended for high-definition ready TVs and displays.
High definition (HD) source content varies and will depend on broadcast signal, antenna
and other factors. In cities where local off-air HD programs are available, reception may
vary based on geographic location. An external over-the-air antenna that receives UHF and
VHF signals is required for ATSC reception. Viewing HD content will require a compatibile
high definition display. Ability to record, edit or transfer broadcast content such as TV
programming may be limited depending on the type of content.
Electronic Program Guide provided by Microsoft. Broadband Internet access required at additional cost.
Intended only for creation and storage of original material and other lawful uses.
Actual speeds may vary. Does not permit copying of commercially available DVD movies or other
copyrighted materials. Intended only for creation and storage of original material and lawful uses.
The PC ships with the double layer DVD-Writer which supports single layer and double layer
DVD media. Double layer technology gives you greater capacity and allows you to store up to
8.5GB data on double layer DVD+R media. Double layer is a new technology. Double layer
media compatibility will widely vary with some home DVD players and DVD-ROM drives.
Requires LightScribe media. Sold separately. LightScribe creates a grayscale image similar to
a black-and-white photograph.
1GB = 1 billion bytes when referring to hard drive capacity. Actual formatted capacity is less.
Give yourself more living room with the HP Digital Entertainment Center.
Put all your digital entertainment—TV, music, movies, photos—into one
sleek device. It’s visionary home technology from a consumer technology
company you can trust.
HP z558 Digital Entertainment Center
Television and Video
Standard-Definition Television Tuners (2) NTSC TV tuners with pause, review, and programmable record capabilities.
High-Definition Television Tuner
(1) ATSC TV tuner with pause, review, and programmable record capabilities. Plays and records over-the-air ATSC high definition television.1
Personal Video Recorder Features
Personal Video Recorder (PVR) with high-performance hardware encoder. Records television digitally to internal hard drive or HP Personal Media Drive.
Features pause, instant replay and 30-second skip. Records up to three TV channels simultaneously (2 NTSC, 1 ATSC) while playing back another
pre-recorded show.
Personal Video Recorder Compatibility
Compatible with cable, digital cable, digital satellite, standard defintion over-the-air and digital over-the-air.
Electronic Programming Guide
14-day programming guide for use with Personal Video Recorder. Includes ATSC over-the-air HD programming. Downloadable at no charge via highspeed broadband Internet connection.2
Video Processor
NVIDIA GeForce 6600 graphics card with 128MB DDR memory. PCI-Express x16 high performance architecture.
Storage
Primary Hard Drive
300GB3 7200RPM Serial ATA
Secondary Hard Drive (via HP
Personal Media Drive bay)
300GB HP Personal Media Drive
DVD Player and Recorder
With DVD SuperMulti drive. Progressive scan DVD movie playback at 480p.4
DVD and CD Read and Write Speeds4 DVD SuperMulti Drive with LightScribe Technology: 16x DVD (+/-)R, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+R DL, 4x DVD-R DL, 5x DVD-RAM, 16x DVD-ROM, 40x
CDR, 32x CDRW, 40x CD-ROM5
DVD and CD Labeling
LightScribe direct disc labeling technology6
Audio
Audio Chip
Intel® High Definition Audio with 7.1 surround sound (pre-amp). 20Hz to 20kHz audio frequency.
Audio Support
Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound support. Analog 7.1 pre-amp surround sound support. Supports playback of MP3, AAC, WMA, and WAV files. Supports
playback of audio CDs and DVD-video.
FM Tuner
(1) FM tuner with pause and replay capabilities. Nine user-defined FM preset stations. Range 88.1–107.9 MHz. 75ohm RF coaxial connect antenna included.
External Input/Output Connectors
Rear Video Output Connectors
(1) DVI-D7, (1) VGA, (1) component video (YPbPr), (1) S-video, (1) composite video
Rear Audio Out Connectors
(8) RCA audio ports for 7.1 surround sound analog output, (1) Toslink optical digital port for 5.1 digital output, (1) coaxial digital port for 5.1 digital output8
Television Inputs
(1) RF coaxial for standard definition TV, (1) RF coaxial for digital TV, (2) S-video, (1) composite video, (2) sets of stereo RCA jacks (left/right)
Front Audio Out Connectors
(1) ¼" headphone
Front Audio In Connectors
Left/right RCA audio, (1) microphone
USB
(2) front Hi-Speed USB 2.0, (4) rear Hi-Speed USB 2.0
FireWire (IEEE 1394)
(1) front 4-pin FireWire/1394 for connection to camcorders, (1) rear 6-pin FireWire/1394
Media Card Reader
(1) front-accessible 9-in-1 Flash Media Card Reader. Supports Secure Digital, xD, Smart Media, MultiMedia Card, Compact Flash Types I/II, Microdrive,
Memory Stick, and Memory Stick Pro.
Infrared Transmitter
(2) rear infrared (IR) blaster ports with IR blaster cables included. Changes TV channels on digital cable and satellite set-top boxes.
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High definition (HD) source content varies and will depend on broadcast signal, antenna and other factors. In cities where local off-air HD programs are available, reception may vary based on geographic location. An external over-the-air
antenna that receives UHF and VHF signals is required for ATSC reception. Viewing HD content will require a compatibile high definition display. Ability to record, edit or transfer broadcast content such as TV programming may be limited
depending on the type of content.
EPG provided by Microsoft®. Broadband Internet access requires payment of additional fees or subscription for use.
1GB = 1 billion bytes when referring to hard drive capacity. Actual formatted capacity is less.
Desktop resolution must be set to 640 x 480 for DVD playback via component video.
Actual speeds may vary from maximum speeds. DVD formats not universally compatible.
Requires LightScribe DVD or CD media. Lightscribe creates a grayscale image similar to a black-and-white photo.
DVI-D recommended for high-definition ready TVs.
External A/V receiver or powered speakers required.
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HP z558 Digital Entertainment Center
Computing Power
Processor Model
Intel® Pentium® 4 processor 6401 with HT Technology2 and Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology.
Processor Speed
3.20 GHz
Secondary-Level Cache Size
2MB L2 Cache
Front-Side Bus Speed
800MHz
Motherboard Chipset
Intel® 915P Express
System Memory
1GB PC3200 DDR SDRAM. System memory expandable to 2GB.
Internet Connectivity
Wireless LAN (WiFi)
802.11 a/b/g wireless adapter. Removable antenna included.
Ethernet
10/100/1000 Base-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
Case & Power
Product Finish
Black brushed-aluminum with HP Media Info Display
Power Supply
250W
Power Requirements
100-240V AC, 50/60Hz
Power Management
Energy Star Compliant
Accessories
Keyboard and Trackball
(1) 49MHz RF HP wireless entertainment keyboard with integrated track ball. Keyboard includes 7 multimedia
control keys and 3 programmable keys.
Supplied Accessories
(1) HP Digital Entertainment Center infrared remote control, (2) blank DVDs for system recovery, (1) LightScribe CDR
Supplied Documentation
HP Digital Entertainment Center Start Here booklet, HP Digital Entertainment Center User’s guide, HP Digital
Entertainment Center Software Guide, HP Warranty and Support Guide
Supplied Cables
(1) power cable, (1) DVI-D video cable, (1) S-video cable, (1) left/right RCA audio, (2) infrared blasters to control
set-top boxes, (2) RF coaxial video, (1) coaxial video splitter
Supplied Antennas
(1) coaxial FM radio antenna, (1) external 802.11a/b/g antenna
Dimensions & Weight
Unpackaged Dimensions
(Case Only) WxHxD
17.0 in./43.1 cm. x 4.4 in./11.1 cm x 16.6 in./42.2 cm.
Packaged Dimensions WxHxD
24.25 in./61.6 cm. x 11.50 in./29.2 cm. x 20.25 in./51.4 cm.
Unpackaged Weight
(Case only)
25 lb./11.3 kg.
Packaged Weight
41.5 lb./18.8 kg.
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Intel's numbering system is not a measurement of higher performance.
The Hyper-Threading features is a new and complex technology designed to improve the performance of multi-threaded software products. Please contact your software provider to determine software compatibility.
Not all customers or software applications will benefit from the use of Hyper-Threading. Go to www.intel.com/info/hyperthreading for more information.
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HP z558 Digital Entertainment Center
Software
Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 with Update Roll-up 2
Music Playback
Apple iTunes; HP Tunes—Access your iTunes music library music files in Media Center Edition interface.
Digital Photography
HP Image Zone; HP Image Zone for Media Center—Enables photo slide show presentations in Media Center Edition interface.
DVD Playback
InterVideo® WinDVD® Player—Serves as engine for Media Center Edition DVD player.
Video Editing
muvee autoProducer—Enables creation of DVDs from Media Center Edition interface.
MyDVD—DVD authoring & Video editing
Security
Symantec’s award-winning Norton AntiVirus™ software is preinstalled and includes a complimentary 1-year
subscription for protection updates (activation card included)
CD/DVD Recording
Sonic® DigitalMedia Plus
Backup or Archive
Sonic® DigitalMedia Archive and Easy Archive
LightScribe Direct-to-Disc Labeling
Sonic® Express Labeler
Operating requirements
Minimum
TV or high-resolution display with DVI, VGA, S-video, component video, or composite video. High-speed
broadband Internet connection to download Electronic TV Programming Guide. TV signal source (cable, satellite
and/or antenna).
Recommended
High-definition ready TV or display (LCD, plasma, rear projection, front projection). A/V receiver and speakers
with 5.1 or greater surround sound output.
Service and support information
Limited Warranty
One year parts and labor.
Product Support
One year toll-free 24/7 hardware support. 90 days toll-free 24/7 software support.
Repair Options
Servicing options include: call HP for customer replaceable parts, return unit to HP for repair, or take unit to HP
authorized service provider. Visit www.hp.com/support for more information.
Desktop Support
Click on desktop icon for built-in Help and Support Center.
Online Support
Visit www.hp.com/support for easy access to online FAQs and troubleshooting information.
Telephone Support
Call HP Customer Care toll-free at 1-800-474-6836 in U.S. and Canada for direct, knowledgeable assistance.
Extended Service Plan
Choose from a variety of HP Extended Service Plans to meet your unique needs. Call 1-866-234-1377 or visit
www.hp.com/home/ownerservices for more information.
Product Number: EG652AA #ABA
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Actual product may vary from image shown on datasheet. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors
or omissions contained herein. All hardware and software specifications are subject to change without notice.
Printed in the United States.
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