Hauppauge Creates Five Support Products for Microsoft's Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 New Products Are Designed for Adding TV Viewing, Digital TV Reception, FM

Radio Reception, and Television Recording to Windows XP Media Center 2005



    HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hauppauge Digital, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   HAUP), a leading developer and manufacturer of digital video TV and
 data broadcast receiver products for personal computers, today announced five
 new TV receivers for Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. The new
 products being introduced are: WinTV-PVR-150MCE, WinTV-PVR-150MCE (low
 profile), WinTV-PVR-500MCE, WinTV-PVR-USB2MCE and WinTV-NOVA-T-MCE.
     With PCs running Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, consumers get a
 version of Windows for the home that offers the full capabilities of a Windows
 XP PC with exciting new experiences for music, digital photography, movies,
 and television.
     "Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 is one of the most compelling home
 user experiences we have seen for PCs," said Ken Plotkin, CEO of Hauppauge.
 "Our WinTV-PVR and WinTV-NOVA products add single and dual channel analog and
 digital television watching, television recording and FM radio to the media
 experience that consumers have come to expect from their PCs. Now with Media
 Center Edition 2005, the PC has become the central point for all media in the
 home."
     "Hauppauge has a history of delivering high-quality receiver products, and
 we're thrilled with its broad support for Windows XP Media Center Edition
 2005," said Kevin Unangst, director of Windows consumer marketing for
 Microsoft Corp. "Hauppauge's new products introduced today will deliver great
 solutions for the high-quality TV features of Media Center Edition 2005."
 
     WINTV-PVR-150MCE and WinTV-PVR-150MCE(low profile)
     The WinTV-PVR-150MCE is a PCI board which has a single TV tuner plus FM
 radio receiver to allow the watching and recording of one TV channel at a
 time. Up to two WinTV-PVR-150MCE's can be installed in a Windows XP Media
 Center Edition 2005 system at a time, bringing the ability to watch one
 channel while recording another channel. In addition, the WinTV-PVR-150MCE has
 audio/video inputs to connect to set top boxes such as satellite receivers and
 cable TV boxes.
     The WinTV-PVR-150MCE(low profile) is a single slot version of the
 WinTV-PVR-150MCE for low profile chassis. It is hardware and software
 compatible with the full height WinTV-PVR-150MCE.
 
     WINTV-PVR-500MCE FOR USE ON WINDOWS XP MEDIA CENTER EDITION 2005
     The WinTV-PVR-500MCE is a PCI board which has a dual TV tuners plus a
 single FM radio receiver to allow the watching or recording of two TV channels
 at a time. The WinTV-PVR-500MCE brings the ability to watch one channel while
 recording another channel in a single PCI slot. In addition, the
 WinTV-PVR-500MCE has two on board A/V connectors for audio/video inputs to
 connect to set top boxes such as satellite receivers and cable TV boxes.
 
     WINTV-PVR-USB2MCE FOR USE ON WINDOWS XP MEDIA CENTER EDITION 2005
     The WinTV-PVR-USB2MCE is an external USB 2.0 'box' which includes a single
 TV tuner plus hardware MPEG encoder. Designed for use in both laptop and
 desktop computers, the WinTV-PVR-USB2MCE can be used as either the only TV
 tuner in a system running Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, or can be
 added as a second TV tuner to any system running Windows XP Media Center
 Edition 2005. This would allow the background recording of one TV channel
 while another TV channel is being watching the screen.
 
     WINTV-PVR-NOVA-T-MCE FOR USE ON WINDOWS XP MEDIA CENTER EDITION 2005
     The WinTV-NOVA-T-MCE is a digital TV receiver for use in areas around the
 world where DVB-T is the format used for transmitting digital television. In
 areas where DVB-T is transmitted and supported by Windows XP Media Center
 Edition 2005, the WinTV-NOVA-T-MCE will be able to receive over-the-air
 digital transmissions and offer similar capabilities as the analog WinTV-PVR
 products for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005.
 
     AVAILABILITY
     A Microsoft Windows Hardware Quality Lab (WHQL)-certified drivers for the
 WinTV-PVR and WinTV-NOVA are immediately available directly from Hauppauge.
 There are WinTV-PVR versions available for the NTSC television standard in
 North America, Japan and Korean, plus PAL versions for all of Europe and Asia.
     The WinTV-PVR-150MCE, WinTV-PVR-150MCE(low profile), WinTV-PVR-500 and the
 WinTV-PVR-USB2MCE are in production and available to systems integrators and
 VARs building Media Center PCs through Ingram Micro and D&H Distributing. The
 WinTV-NOVA-T-MCE is available in Europe, Taiwan and Australia through
 Hauppauge's distributors in those areas.
 
     ABOUT HAUPPAUGE DIGITAL
     Hauppauge Digital, Inc. is a leading developer and manufacturer of digital
 TV and data broadcast receiver products for personal computers.  Through its
 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. and Hauppauge Digital Europe subsidiaries, the
 Company designs and develops digital video boards for TV-in-a-window, digital
 video editing and video conferencing.  The Company is headquartered in
 Hauppauge, New York, with administrative offices in New York, Singapore,
 Taiwan, Ireland and Luxembourg and sales offices in Germany, London, Paris,
 The Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Singapore and California.  The
 Company's Internet web site can be found at http://www.hauppauge.com .
     Hauppauge and WinTV are registered trademarks of Hauppauge Computer Works,
 Inc. Windows and Windows XP Media Center Edition are trademarks of Microsoft
 Corp. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of
 their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE Hauppauge Digital, Inc.

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