RIP, DEC: HP drops Digital Entertainment Center line

HP's Digital Entertainment Center line of Media PCs has attracted its share of fans over the past few years, but it looks like they'll now have to look elsewhere if they want another set-adjacent box, with HP announcing that it's abandoning the DEC form factor in favor of its other media-centric options. In particular, HP says it'll now focus on its MediaSmart line of TVs with integrated Media Center extenders, as well as its standard desktop PCs with Media Center functionality. Of course, for the time being, the DEC units are still readily available, and could potentially wind up being quite the bargain if past product cut-offs are any indication.