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Home Media Networks Award Winning Software Chosen By Leading PC Company

24 June, 2002 – Home Media Networks Ltd, developer of network-capable home entertainment software, today announced that HP, the leading global provider of computing and imaging solutions, will be integrating ShowShifter home entertainment software in its latest line-up of HP Pavilion PCs. The new range of HP Pavilion PCs in Europe will offer local language versions of ShowShifter in English, French, German and Spanish.

Home Media Networks’ award-winning home entertainment software, ShowShifter, allows users to watch, record and time-shift (pause) TV, play DVD videos and listen to CDs and MP3 music files all through one interface, providing a unique entertainment experience.

The ability to control Showshifter with a remote control and its unique Farview interface enables the consumer to use the product from anywhere in the room, as with conventional home entertainment products.

As well as providing English, French, German and Spanish versions, ShowShifter uses the TVTV online Electronic Program Guide, providing TV listings for the majority of countries in Europe, making it ideal for HP’s European customers.

“Home Media Networks’ goal is to provide cutting edge home entertainment technology now,” added Home Media Networks CEO, John Croft. “As the PC becomes more widely deployed in the home we are well placed to offer consumers the functionality that they desire.”

“The addition of ShowShifter to the HP Pavilion PC line-up reflects our continuing drive to offer consumers true PC entertainment systems,” said François Leblanc, European marketing manager for HP’s Consumer PCs. “The latest HP Pavilion PCs now have the impressive combination of ShowShifter software which optimises the PC’s TV-out functionality, and the ATI® ALL-IN-WONDER® RADEON™ 7500 graphics solution, including TV tuner and radio frequency remote control – taking digital entertainment to the next level.”

Evaluation versions of English and international versions of ShowShifter can be downloaded from

About Home Media Networks Ltd

Home Media Networks Ltd is a company focused on the fast growing digital entertainment sector, producing software that runs on standard PC platforms to allow the user to watch, record and pause TV, play DVDs, and listen to MP3 music files. Its solution, ShowShifter, allows the user to pause a TV show to be replayed later and can be controlled remotely using a standard infrared remote control. Through unique FarView technology interaction works equally well close up or at a distance from the screen. Showshifter is a replacement for TV, VCR, DVD and CD players in a traditional household, thus introducing numerous cost savings for the consumer. Home Media Networks Ltd has offices in the UK in Edinburgh and Crawley.

ShowShifter can be downloaded from

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