- Pause, rewind, instantly replay live television
London, England - Hauppauge, the world leader in TV technology for PCs, has introduced a revolutionary new TV viewing and recording system. WinTV-PVR (Personal Video Recorder), which plugs into any multimedia PC, allows owners to watch TV on their PC monitor, pause, record live programmes, and use a CD recorder to create disks for later viewing on a PC, laptop or even a DVD player (*). With a DVD-R you can now create high quality DVD disks while listening to the FM radio or watching a program on your PC.
Watch what you want, when you want
The WinTV-PVR allows users to pause live TV just in case you need to answer the phone or grab a drink. The supplied remote control's "pause" button starts recording the current programme to hard disk in MPEG 1 or 2. On return the user simply presses "play" to resume watching where they left off. The Win/TV-PVR keeps on recording the program until you catch up till the end.
Commercial breaks can be skipped, interruptions can be dealt with, instant replay is now possible. New features include x2 playback for fast forwarding.
In addition, the WinTV-Scheduler allows users to program the system like a conventional VCR, but better! The easy-to-use interface allows for daily, weekly or diverse recordings, with a full titled index and instant access to recordings.
Create disks for playback on a DVD player
WinTV-PVR allows PC owners with CD-RWs (CD re-writeables) to create video disks for archiving. The disks can be played back on any multimedia PC, on a notebook whilst on the move, a domestic DVD player and even the latest generation of portable MP3/CD players. Up to one hour of video can be accommodated on standard CD-RW media.
On-board processors leave PC free for other tasks
The WinTV-PVR's built-in processor communicates directly with compatible graphics cards, taking up none of the PC's resources. This allows users the freedom of true multitasking- edit documents or surf the Internet, whilst the TV plays in a Window.
In addition, the WinTV PVR has an on-board MPEG2 chip, the same MPEG2 technology employed for studio broadcast, again removing the burden from the PC's processor when recording to disk.
Pricing and availability
WinTV-PVR is priced at £239 inc VAT, and is available through leading PC retail outlets, including Insight, Jungle.com, Tempo, Simply Computers, PC World, dabs.com, Staples, Watford Electronics, Scan, Game, PC Upgrader Online, Micro Direct, Maplin Electronics.
Hauppauge Computer Works, established for over ten years, is the world leader in desktop TV and video products, with a range covering PC and Mac, analogue and digital, satellite television broadcast, teletext, FM stereo radio, Dolby surround and video capture. Prices range from £44.99 to £233.83 inc VAT.
Contacts for information/ images:
0118 984 3386
020 7378 1997
(*) Note: DVD players supporting the VideoCD (VCD) standard will play WinTV-PVR CDs
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