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HP Pavilion Media Center TV m7690n Desktop PC Product Specifications

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Product number


Introduction date


Country/region sold in:

  • US
  • Canada


Base processor

Core 2 Duo (C) E6400 2.13 GHz
  • 1066 MHz front side bus
  • Socket 775




  • Manufacturer: Asus
  • Motherboard Name: P5BW-LA
  • HP/Compaq motherboard name: Basswood-UL8E


Memory Installed2 GB
Maximum allowed8 GB* (4 x 2 GB)

*Actual available memory may be less
Speed supportedPC2-4200 MB/sec
Type240 pin, DDR2 SDRAM

Hard drive

  • 500 GB (2 x 250 GB) SATA 3G (3.0 Gb/sec)
  • 7200 rpm

16X DVD(+/-)R/RW 12X RAM (+/-)R DL LightScribe SATA drive

  • Must use Double-Layer media discs in order to take advantage of the DL technology
  • Must use LightScribe-enabled media discs and supporting software in order to take advantage of the LightScribe technology
FunctionMaximum speed
DVD-RAMUp to 12X
DVD-R DL Write OnceUp to 8X
DVD+R DL Write OnceUp to 8X
DVD+R Write OnceUp to 16X
DVD+RW RewritableUp to 8X
DVD-R Write OnceUp to 16X
DVD-RW RewritableUp to 6X
DVD ROM ReadUp to 16X
CD-R Write OnceUp to 40X
CD-RW RewritableUp to 32X
CD-ROM ReadUp to 40X

2.4x HD DVD-ROM drive

  • HD DVD-ROM (High Density Digital Versatile Disc Read Only Memory) is a data storage medium. In the same way that DVD-ROM is a read-only format of DVD, HD DVD-ROM is a non-writable version of the HD DVD standard.
FunctionMaximum speed
HD DVD-ROMUp to 2.4X
DVD-R DL Write OnceUp to 5X
DVD+R DL Write OnceUp to 5X
DVD+R Write OnceUp to 5X
DVD+RW RewritableUp to 5X
DVD-R Write OnceUp to 5X
DVD-RW RewritableUp to 5X
DVD ROM ReadUp to 5X
CD-R Write OnceUp to 15X
CD-RW RewritableUp to 15X
CD-ROM ReadUp to 15X


56K bps data/fax modem


  • Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g
  • Bluetooth USB adapter

Video Graphics

GeForce 7600GT
  • 256 MB memory
  • I/O Ports: S-Video, single-link DVI-I, dual-link DVI-I


TV tuner card


Integrated High Definition audio
  • Realtek ALC 882 chipset
  • Supports up to 8 audio channels
  • Dolby Pro Logic II compatible

Network (LAN)

Integrated 10/100 Base-T networking interface

Memory card reader

  • Supports the following cards:
    • Compact Flash I
    • Compact Flash II
    • IBM Microdrive
    • Secure Digital (SD)
    • mini-SD
    • MultiMediaCard (MMC)
    • Reduced size MultiMediaCard (RS-MMC)
    • MultiMediaCard Plus (MMC plus)
    • MultiMediaCard Mobile (MMC mobile)
    • Memory Stick
    • Memory Stick Pro
    • Memory Stick Duo
    • Memory Stick Pro Duo
    • SmartMedia
    • xD Picture Card (xD = extreme digital)

External I/O ports

I/O ports on the front panel
Port typeQuantity
15-in-1 (4 slot) + 1 USBOne
Audio L-ROne
S-video inOne
Composite video inOne
I/O ports on the back panel
Port typeQuantity
PS2 (keyboard, mouse)Two (one each)
SPDIF out (coaxial)One
Audio (side speaker out, rear speaker out, center speaker out, line-in, line-out, microphone)One Each

Expansion slots

Slot typeQuantity
PCIThree (None available)
PCI Express x16One (None available)

Drive bays

Bay typeQuantity
5.25" externalTwo (None available)
3.5" internalTwo (None available)
Personal Media DriveOne (One available)

Chassis Accessories

  • Camera dock lid


  • Viiv
  • Vista Capable
  • nVidia Pure Video HD
  • Vista Premium Ready

Keyboard and mouse

  • HP wireless keyboard
  • Quebec Keyboard Kit (French Canada only)
  • HP premium wireless mouse

Remote Control

USB infrared remote and receiver


NOTE:HP provides basic support for software that comes with the computer. For in-depth feature assistance, refer to the help section in the software or on the software vendor's Web site.
Key to software:
  • cd/dvd= media included in box
  • fc= only available in French Canada
  • nfc= not available in French Canada
Software titles that shipped with PC
Software CategorySoftware Title
Operating System
  • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 with Update Rollup 2
  • Microsoft Service Pack 2
  • HP DVD Play HD-DVD 2.2
  • Sonic DigitalMedia Plus 7.04
  • Sonic MyDVD Plus 6.2
  • Roxio DigitalMedia Archive 2
Education & Reference
  • MSN Encarta Standard (online) (nfc)
  • Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia 2006 Standard (fc)
Entertainment, Music & Games
  • Rhapsody
  • Real Player
  • My HP Games (nfc)
  • HP Games for media center (nfc)
Imaging, Photography, Video & Film
  • HP Photosmart Premier 6.5
  • HP Photosmart for media center 2.1
  • Muvee autoProducer 5
  • Muvee autoProducer unPlugged 2
Productivity & Finance
  • Adobe Reader
  • Microsoft Works 8.0
  • Microsoft Office 2003 Student Teacher Edition Trial
  • Microsoft Money 2006 (nfc)
  • Quicken New User Edition 2006 (nfc)
  • Norton Internet Security 2006 (60-day security update subscription)
Utility, Maintenance & Performance
  • PC-Doctor 5 for Windows
  • Microsoft system restore
  • HP Recovery Software Suite
  • Software Repair Wizard
Service & Support
  • HP Software Update
  • Updates from HP
  • Help & Support Center
  • Online documentation
Internet Solutions
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Netscape browser (nfc)
  • Yahoo toolbar
  • ISP offers
HP Partner offers
  • Snapfish
  • Vonage VOIP
  • AOL Music Now (nfc)
  • Adobe Store
  • Weatherbug
  • Symantec Security Check
  • NetSmartz
  • @Backup Online Backup
  • SwapDrive Online File Sharing


Standard warranty included with purchase
Warranty typeWarranty duration
Hardware parts and laborOne Year from date of purchase
Technical telephone assistanceOne Year from date of purchase
Recovery CD'sOne Year (recommend use of CD Creator to make CD set)
Software media replacement90 Days (on media shipped in box from factory)
Software application support90 Days

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