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London, England, Dec 18, 2006 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) -- Hauppauge Digital, the leader in PC TV technology, has introduced the world's first triple tuner TV card. The release of Hauppauge's WinTV HVR-3000 means owners can receive any free-to-air TV, including digital terrestrial (Freeview), digital satellite or analogue TV (including cable) on their PC.
The GBP99.99 (inc VAT) card, available immediately, simply plugs into a free PCI slot in a desktop PC to convert it into a digital TV. When connected to a TV aerial and/or satellite dish, programmes can be viewed in full screen or in a resizable window, and the supplied SoftPVR software allows owners to schedule and record programmes for later viewing - an hour of video occupies just over 1Gb of disk storage. Recorded video can also be burned to DVD for long-term storage.
"TV is delivered across a wide variety of mediums in the UK, each with its own set of channels," said Yehia Oweiss, EMEA VP of Sales Director of Hauppauge Digital. "This is the first TV card that is capable of receiving all the free-to-air channels and offers the flexibility of connection to other external sources, such as camcorders, VCRs, set-top boxes and even games consoles."
External video sources connect to the HVR-3000 by S-Video, Composite and stereo audio inputs. Owners can record personal video to the PC's hard disk in MPEG-1-VCD, MPEG-2-SVCD or MPEG-2-DVD.
Radio too! In addition, the HVR-3000 includes an FM tuner, allowing owners to listen to and record FM radio, digital DVB-T radio or digital DVB-S radio.
The new card is compatible with Windows XP (SP2) and the forthcoming Windows Vista. Drivers for Windows XP Media Center Edition are available, and the product includes a remote control. A PC with 1.5 GHz processor or faster is required (3.0 GHz processor for analogue TV recording with MPEG-2).