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Hauppauge launches Subscription-Free Satellite TV Box

- Watch satellite TV for free on a TV or PC!

- Record favourite programmes to disk and DVD!

London, England – Hauppauge Digital, the world leader in TV-on-a-PC technology, has introduced a tiny satellite TV decoder for the UK market. The Hauppauge DEC 3000-s is the smallest product available and ideal for second TVs in the kitchen and bedroom. In addition, the DEC 3000-s has a USB socket and comes with the software to convert any PC into a TV and digital video recorder.

Priced at £129.99 inc including VAT, the Hauppauge DEC 3000-s will be available from October, and does not require a subscription to receive digital satellite broadcasts of over 100 channels, including all the BBC channels. More free channels will be available in the coming months as channels break free from Sky Digital's encrypted service.

In addition, the DEC 3000-s has a Smart Card slot on the front, allowing European channels to be received with the appropriate Smart Card and subscription.

"The UK market for digital broadcasts continues to evolve, with the BBC breaking away from Sky Digital to offer its channels for free over satellite. This market will continue to develop and Hauppauge are at the forefront of providing low-cost "open" receivers that do not require subscription," said Yehia Oweiss, Managing Director of Hauppauge Digital. "With our TV and PC Freeview range we now have the widest choice of digital receivers for the UK market."

Use it on a TV!

The DEC 3000-s plugs into a Sky Digital dish using the existing cable. Dish owners may wish to purchase a simple splitter device to share the dish signal around the house. The supplied SCART cable plugs into the TV or a standard RF lead can be used for older TVs without a SCART input.. The unit comes with its own remote control and auto-tunes to the available channels.

Use it on a PC!

Unlike any other satellite receiver on the market, the Hauppauge DEC 3000-s can also turn any PC into a TV. The supplied software and USB cable allows owners to watch TV in a window or on the full screen. A click of the mouse changes channels.

Harnessing the facility of the PC, the software can also record programmes to disk. A mouse click on the "Record" button starts and stops recording. A scheduler EPG allows for simple setup of unattended recordings. Once on disk, owners can "burn" the programme to DVD-RW or as a VCD onto CD-RW.

Hauppauge Digital has been established for over ten years, and 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. Hauppauge's products are available from many leading online and high street retailers, including John Lewis, Currys, Dixons and PC World, Dabs, Game, Jungle, Maplin, Micro Direct, Scan and Watford.

Contacts for information:

Yehia Oweiss


020 7378 1997

Peter Linton

Media Link

0118 984 3386

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