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- Watch Freeview on a PC or laptop
- Record in DVD quality to disk

London, England – 1 April 2005 – Hauppauge Digital, the world's leading maker of TV tuner cards, has released the Hauppauge WinTV Nova-t USB2, an all-new external Freeview tuner for PCs and laptops. Once connected to a suitable aerial, owners can watch digital TV on their PC in a window or full screen, and record to disk for later playback or burning to DVD.

Priced at £79.99 inc VAT (rrp), the Nova-t USB2 includes a new stylish remote control and is simplicity itself to install, says Hauppauge. It simply connects to an aerial and a USB2 socket on the PC and the software tunes to all available Freeview TV and digital radio channels. (Freeview reception is required – check for coverage).

Digital Video Recording
Digital reception provides incredibly sharp TV pictures and near CD quality audio. In addition, the Nova-t USB can record programmes to the PC's hard drive (aprox 1Gb per hour) for later viewing. Programmes stored to disk can also be burned to DVD or to CD as a VCD file, and viewed on a domestic DVD player.

"Freeview is the perfect broadcast medium for PC-based TV viewing," commented Yehia Oweiss. "The pictures are sharp and clear and the sound is awesome. Plus, Freeview is broadcast in MPEG2 – one of the primary formats for video on a PC. We expect high demand for this new product which is fuelled by the initial inquiries we have been receiving."

Hauppauge has used the latest DVB chipset in the Nova-t USB2 to provide better response to weaker signals (with a 9dB signal gain), and to give faster scan and setup. The product is the first to feature Hauppauge's "Generation 3" box design and is translucent silver with rounded ends, weighing just 300g.

The WinTV Nova-t USB2 is available immediately from high street and online retailers. The unit comes with a 2-year warranty and includes Hauppauge's WinTV 2000 software on CD, for viewing and recording programmes.

About Hauppauge:
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 developed Freeview set-top boxes (DEC), network media players (MVP) and portable media players (pMVP). Prices range from £29 to £299 including VAT.

WinTV, DEC and MVP Product is available online and on the high street, from Amazon, Comet, Dabs, eBuyer, Inmac, Insight, John Lewis, Light Computer Systems, Maplin Electronics, MicroDirect, MicroWarehouse, Micro Anvika, PCUpgrader, PC World, Procom Direct, RS Components,, Scan, SMC Direct, Staples, Technomatic, Time Computers.

For further information please contact:

Yehia Oweiss
020 7378 1997

Peter Linton
Media Link
0118 984 3386 Technical Press Relations

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