New Version of SageTV Enhances Program Search Capabilities and Encoding Format Support to Give Users Increased Control

Supports Leading Video Cards From Hauppauge Computer Works and Plextor



Nov 16, 2004, 00:00 ET from Frey Technologies, LLC.

    NAPERVILLE, Ill., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Frey Technologies, LLC., a
 developer of personal video recorder (PVR) and home media center technology
 for the PC,  has announces their version 2.1 of its SageTV personal video
 recorder software. It supports the WinTV PVR 150 and WinTV PVR 500 tuner cards
 from market-leading Hauppauge Computer Works and the Plextor Convertx 402U
 from Plextor Corp. It also broadens the software's search capabilities to
 allow users to more readily pinpoint which shows they want to record.
     "From its introduction, SageTV has let even the most novice user transform
 a standard PC into a personal video recorder," said Dan Kardatzke, founder of
 Frey Technologies.  "Version 2.1 adds support for some of the most superior
 hardware technology available today -- from a number of market-leaders,
 including Hauppauge Computer Works and Plextor. In addition, SageTV's new
 search capability aligns even more closely with the way that television
 viewers actually think to allow them to search and identify the programs that
 they want to record more readily than ever before."
     SageTV gives users the most powerful PVR capabilities imaginable by
 allowing for the use of multiple tuner cards for simultaneous recording of an
 unlimited number of shows. In version 2.1, SageTV supports the ability to
 record multiple formats across multiple tuners (i.e. mixing MPEG-2 and
 MPEG-4/DivX hardware encoders within a single system). In addition, the
 software now supports an even broader array of tuner cards, including the
 Hauppauge WinTV PVR 150/500, the Plextor ConvertX TV-402U/M402U, the Provideo
 358T USB, and AverMedia UltraTV PCI 500/550.
     "SageTV was the first application to allow users to record multiple
 channels simultaneously, and this new version of the software does a lot to
 further enhance the user experience with additional features and capabilities
 as well as the ability to fully utilize the unique features of our
 WinTV-PVR-500 card," said Ken Plotkin, CEO of Hauppauge Computer Works.
 "SageTV makes transforming a PC into a personal video recorder completely
 simple for the consumer. With these new enhancements they now know that they
 can simply plug in one of our cards and automatically have excellent PVR
 capabilities."
     Hauppauge's WinTV-PVR-150 is a 125-channel cable ready TV tuner that
 allows users to readily record TV shows onto a computer's hard disk. The
 WinTV-PVR-500 is the first TV tuner card to provide dual 125-channel,
 cable-ready tuners, each with a dbx-TV stereo recorder. The card also features
 dual high-quality MPEG2 video and audio encoders.
     Plextor's The PX-TV402U is the world's first DivX Certified PVR. The
 PX-TV402U contains an integrated high quality TV tuner and connects to a PC
 via a USB connection. The unit incorporates a multi-format encoder chip which
 converts video to the DivX(R), MPEG-4, MPEG-2 and MPEG-1 formats as it is
 being recorded to the PC.
     The software has also been enhanced to allow users greater flexibility
 when searching and recording television programs. Users can browse upcoming
 programs by category and record shows based on keywords (i.e. ice skating,
 French cooking, etc.) in addition to specifying a specific title, actor or
 program category. In addition, the software has been enhanced with improved
 file management; plug-in support for on-screen display, inputs and
 MediaPlayer; and revamped capture and playback systems.
     The SageTV software is priced at $79.95. For more information about Frey
 Technologies or SageTV, visit the company's Web site at http://www.sage.tv .
 
     About Frey Technologies
     Founded by brothers Jeffrey and Dan Kardatzke in April 2002, Frey
 Technologies, LLC develops technologies that combine television, music and
 other related media into a complete, easy-to-use home-media experience
 controlled from an existing PC. Frey Technologies is a pioneer in the personal
 video recording and home media center industry for the PC. Through a
 convergence of the home theater and the PC, Frey offers SageTV, the most
 powerful media center software available for the home. SageTV for the PC is
 the first PVR product to give users multiple tuner support, networking and
 Intelligent Recording. SageTV is quickly becoming the market leader for PVR
 and media center technology for the PC.
 
     About Hauppauge Digital, Inc.
     Hauppauge Digital, Inc. (Nasdaq:   HAUP) is a leading developer of digital
 video 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 analog and digital TV receivers that allow PC
 users to watch television on their PC screen in a resizable window and enable
 the recording of TV shows to a hard disk, digital video editing, video
 conferencing, receiving of digital TV transmissions, and the display of
 digital media stored on a computer to a TV set via a home network. The company
 is headquartered in Hauppauge, New York, with administrative offices in New
 York, Singapore, Ireland, and Luxembourg and sales offices in Germany, London,
 Paris, the Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Singapore and California. For
 more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.hauppauge.com .
 
 

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