According to CNet (http://news.com.com/HP+unveils+plans+for+digital+home+invasion/2100-1041_3-5512562.html), Hewlett-Packard will introduce a new device this fall meant to record and play back television as well as organize digital media, including photos, music and video, the company said yesterday. HP's new media hub will run Linux, offer high-definition television recording and an Ethernet connection to access media files such as photos, music and home video stored on a PC. However, so far Apple has refused to license its FairPlay technology to HP, so any music that you bought from the Apple iTMS to play on your computer and HP iPod will NOT BE PLAYABLE on this device. So much for a seamless solution. I wonder if the rumored new headless iMac will actually be a digital hug that will compete with this.