- "Better TV for you" brings a raft of major technology introductions in 2004
- Several world technology firsts for Hauppauge
- CeBIT Stand D51 Hall 23
Hauppauge Digital is presenting an ambitious product roadmap at CeBIT 2004, demonstrating a raft of new technologies and products for the coming year.
Introductions include several world firsts: First ever wireless video networking product; the world's first hybrid analogue/digital TV receiver; the introduction of Freeview for Windows XP Media Center PCs; and the first multiple PVR system.
At the same time Hauppauge is announcing introduction of the DivX video format to its WinTV family, support for USB2.0 and its first official support of a Linux product.
Yehia Oweiss, Managing Director of Hauppauge Digital UK, said, "TV is more than just home entertainment these days, representing an important trend in modern computer systems. The rapid change in entertainment electronics grows apace with PC development and Hauppauge has always been at the centre of both. We are bringing new technologies to almost every aspect of our product line-up that will increase product appeal and move the market forward."
Wireless and DivX support for MediaMVP products
Hauppauge is demostrating wireless capabilities for its successful MediaMVP at CeBIT. The new wireless version of the MediaMVP will add 802.11g "WiFi" capabilities making it the first network media player in the world to handle video wirelessly. Users will be able to send video from a desktop PC anywhere in the house to the TV without the need for a wired network.
At the same time Hauppauge has announced support for the DivX Format for its existing wired MediaMVP. DivX technology is characterised by a high-compressing video codec, which not only reduces video size but offer excellent video quality. A new, free software upgrade for the Hauppauge MediaMVP will be avalable at www.hauppauge.co.uk.
WinTV Nexus CA for Hybrid Cable TV
The cable market is very mixed with system operators feeding analogue and digital through the cables. The new WinTV Nexus CA, shown for the first time at CeBIT 2004 is the first hybrid solution in the world, receiving both digital and analogue programmes. The WinTV Nexus CA benefits owners by accomodating both formats and allowing for future change by the cable operators.
Hauppauge is demonstrating the first system capable of using several WinTV-PVR-250 analogue tuners at the same time. The MultiPVR system can receive and record several transmissions at the same time. The development has been possible thanks to Hauppauge's built-in hardware MPEG1/2 encoders that reduce the load on the host CPU.
Freeview for Windows XP Media Center PCS
Following agreements with OEMs across Europe, Hauppauge's WinTV Nova-T range of receivers will provide Freeview reception for Microsoft Windows XP Media Center-quipped PCs. The agreements extend Hauppauge's successful dominance of the XP Media Centre PC market with its analgue TV receivers.
Owners will be able to extend their viewing to the 30+ Freeview channels in the UK with full access to the PVR functions of XP Media Center – Pause live TV, Record TV, TimeShifting, EPG.
USB2 support for WinTV family
Hauppauge is extending its external TV tuner range with the addition of USB2.0 capabiltites. With USB2.0 built into its inexpensive, external TV solutions, owners will be able to take full advantage of Hauppauge's SoftPVR system, a software based video recorder. The DivX format will also be supported for the first time. First WinTV USB2.0 product is in the UK this month.
Hauppauge is also presenting a PVR Linux system based on the WinTV PVR250 in combination with the MythTV program.
Hauppauge Digital is the world leader in desktop TV products, with a range covering PC and Mac, analogue and digital, satellite television broadcast, teletext, FM stereo radio, Dolby surround and video capture. In addition the company has recently moved into the set-top box market with the Freeview receiver range. Prices range from £29.99 to £199 inc VAT.
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