LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW --
Hauppauge Digital, Inc. (Nasdaq: HAUP), a leading developer and manufacturer
of digital video, TV, and data broadcast receiver products for personal
computers, today announced its new Portable MediaMVP(R), an all-in-one
multimedia storage/playback device, at the 2005 International Consumer
Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Combining small size, a 20 Gigabyte hard disk
drive and a wide format 7-inch LCD display with video/audio recording
capability, the Portable MediaMVP allows anyone to enjoy videos, movies,
music, photos and much more, anywhere and anytime they wish.
Hauppauge's Portable MediaMVP is the ultimate personal entertainment
device. The unit's 20GB hard drive is large enough to store dozens of movies
or thousands of MP3 music files, and is also capable of holding an entire
photo collection. Users can enjoy the Portable MediaMVP when traveling for
business or pleasure; what's more, the device can be connected to a TV using
the A/V cable set (included), making it a perfect platform for viewing videos
or photos at home or in a hotel room.
"Unlike some Personal Media Players, the Portable MediaMVP doesn't
sacrifice screen size for portability," said Ken Plotkin, CEO of Hauppauge
Digital, Inc. "This unit is like a personal home theater system in the palm
of your hand."
16:9 LTPS Display Technology
The Portable MediaMVP utilizes a high-end Low Temperature Polycrystalline
Silicon (LTPS) liquid crystal display to bring big-screen excitement to the
world of Personal Media Players. The 7-inch display has a 16:9 widescreen
format with a 854 x 640 resolution and has a 170-degree viewing area for
clear, bright playback regardless of user angle.
Adding to the unit's movie/video enjoyment is the ability to store and
play both MPEG-4 and DivX(R) videos. These cutting-edge video formats provide
a theater-quality sound and visual experience; other supported formats include
XVID, Microsoft WMV and Apple QuickTime. Individuals can also record TV shows
in MPEG-4 or, with Hauppauge's SoftPVR(TM) and WinTV (not included), in DivX
format for later playback.
The Portable MediaMVP doubles as a top-notch MP3 player thanks to its
large storage capacity and easy onscreen navigation. Users can download and
enjoy WMA as well as MP3 files from a PC, or record voice or music in MP3
As a photo organizer, Hauppauge's new PMP device holds thousands of JPEG
or GIF files. Users can even view whole photo albums-vacations, birthdays,
family get-togethers or other occasions-as a slide show with music background.
In addition to its Li-polymer battery, the Portable MediaMVP can be run on
12v power, making it easy to use in car, boat, or motor home. The unit comes
with a 12v power adapter for connection to any 110v wall outlet.
Other accessories included with the Portable MediaMVP are a carrying case,
USB 2.0 cable (also supports USB 1.1), stereo ear buds, and A/V cable for
connection to any composite video TV (PAL or NTSC).
Pricing and Availability
Hauppauge's Portable MediaMVP Media Player is priced at $699.00 (MSRP) and
will ship in Q1 of 2005. The unit is on display during 2005 International CES
from Hauppauge's exhibit, Booth 36614, South Hall 4 (Upper Level) of the Las
Vegas Convention Center.
For more information about the Portable MediaMVP, or any of Hauppauge's
other digital video TV and data broadcast receiver products, visit
About Hauppauge Digital:
Hauppauge Digital, Inc. (Nasdaq: HAUP) 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
Certain statements in this Release constitute "forward-looking statements"
within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform act of 1995.
Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties
and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or
achievements of the Company, or industry results, to be materially different
from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by
such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among other things,
those described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, including, but not limited to, the Company's Annual Report on form
10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2002.
Hauppauge and MediaMVP are registered trademarks, and SoftPVR is a
trademark, of Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. Other product or service names
herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.
SOURCE Hauppauge Digital, Inc.