- Tiny gadget puts all the action on a PC, live
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London, England – Football fans that have to be at the office when England are playing in the World Cup can watch the matches live, without a TV, thanks to a high-tech PC gadget from specialist, Hauppauge. The WinTV USB is a tiny box that can be carried to the office, plugged into a PC, turning the screen into a TV.
Hauppauge have slashed £20 off the usual retail price until the end of June, reducing the price to £49.99 inc VAT. The unit is available immediately from selected outlets, including Amazon, AOL, Carphone Warehouse, PC World, Dixons. Dabs, Micro Anvika and John Lewis.
"With around 60 per cent of World Cup Matches falling in working hours, demand for TV at the office has never been higher since September 11th," said Yehia Oweiss, Managing Director of Hauppauge UK. "There's a lot of talk of Britain 'throwing a sickie' en masse. Our WinTV USB makes perfect sense – you can carry it to work in your pocket and enjoy full-screen TV when you get there. At home, it can turn a PC into a second TV in the study or kids' bedrooms. Wimbledon and the Ryder Cup will also be major sporting events televised during working hours. Our solution provides and easy and effective way to watch live TV anywhere and anytime"
Hauppauge's WinTV USB plugs into a normal TV aerial and the USB socket on any modern PC or notebook. Software on the PC then tunes the box to the terrestrial TV stations (BBC 1&2, ITV, Channel 4 & 5). Users can watch TV in a resizable window (whilst pretending to edit that document!) or select full screen mode and put their feet on the desk.
Quality of the picture is only limited by the quality of the TV aerial used with Hauppauge's WinTV box. The company, which has been making TV-on-a-PC products for over ten years, is the market leader in their specialist field, having sold over 3 million units. Technical readers will be aware that PC monitors offer higher resolution than any consumer TV set (PC screens run at 640-1280 lines as standard, whereas domestic TVs are only 625 lines).
Requirements: PC or laptop with a Pentium 166 or better, running Windows 98, Me, 2000 or XP. A sound card and speakers or headphones are required, as is a free USB socket. The graphics card must support Direct Draw (over 98% of PCs meet these requirements).
More information at http://www.hauppauge.co.uk
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.
Contacts for information:
020 7378 1997
0118 984 3386
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