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- Pause, rewind, instantly replay live television

- New low cost

- Free DVD recording software

- Free year's subscription to EPG from

London, England – Hauppauge, the world leader in TV technology for PCs, has introduced a new family member of the PVR family – a special "Worldcup" edition . Priced at £159.00 including VAT. WinTV-PVR-250 Worldcup includes Ulead's DVD Factory software for recording DVDs and a free year's subscription to the Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

WinTV-PVR Worldcup, plugs into any PC, allowing owners to watch TV on their PC monitor, pause, rewind and replay live World Cup games, without missing any of the action.

Watch what you want, when you want

The WinTV-PVR Worldcup edition, available until early July, allows owners 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. 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 and slow motion is now possible. New features include x2 playback for fast forwarding to "catch up" with live TV.

Simple Recording

With the WinTV scheduler, users program the Win TV-PVR Worldcup like a video recorder, but better! The easy-to-use interface allows for daily, weekly or diverse recordings, with a full titled index and instant access to recordings. In addition, inclusion of a free subscription to means programming details for all the terrestrial, satellite and cable channels are available at the touch of a button. Simple!

Burn DVDs!

Inclusion of Ulead's DVD Factory Special Edition means games can be recorded to DVD (requires a DVD-R drive) to be enjoyed again and again! For PC owners with a CD-RW, DVD Factory can create VCD and s-VCD disks, which can be played back on domestic video players.

Pricing and availability

WinTV-PVR Worldcup is priced at £159.00 inc VAT, and is available immediately through leading PC retail outlets, including Insight,, Tempo, Simply Computers, PC World,, Staples, Watford Electronics, Scan, Game, PC Upgrader Online, Micro Direct, Maplin Electronics.


- MPEG-2 hardware Encoder - newest technology of iCompression

- MPEG-2 software decoder (playback)

- 125-channel cable tuner

- 2 Channel Stereo – Nicam Stereo

- Records videos in the MPEG-1/MPEG2-Format

- Supports recordings in VCD, SVCD or DVD format in highest quality

- Fixed images in best quality as BMP, TIF, JPEG or TGA store


- At least Pentium® II 450MHz processor for display-filling MPEG-2-Wiedergabe and time SHIFT function

- Min. 64 MB RAM

- TV aerial or cable TV connection

- Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP

- PCI/agp VGA card with Direct Draw capable driver

- CD ROM drive (for software installation)

- Free PCI card slot Spec. 2.1


- Soundcard

- CD /DVD burner for creating video CDs/DVDs


- WinTV-PVR-250 PCI Card

- Infra red Remote control and connector

- Quick Install Guide

- 2 year guarantee

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:

Yehia Oweiss


020 7378 1997

Peter Linton

Media Link

0118 984 3386

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