INGLEWOOD, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- SageTV announced today the release of Sage TV Media Center 6.1, an update of its popular personal video recording (PVR) and media center software package for Windows and Linux PCs. Like the earlier Version 6.0, Sage TV Media Center Version 6.1 brings online video to your TV, support for the global DVB broadcasting standard, the ability to play unencrypted DVD libraries on the TV with SageTV Media Extender, and expanded file support that allows you to play virtually any video and music file format. The new Sage TV Version 6.1, available for download at http://www.sagetv.com , adds beta support for watching, browsing, and searching YouTube videos. Its Online Services button now lets you view YouTube video as well as Google video, local weather, and even TV show editorials. SageTV software enables users to watch, pause and record TV programs on their Windows or Linux PCs without the need to pay for monthly PVR service or buy a new Windows XP MCE PC or Windows XP MCE operating system. It also provides a single interface for accessing PC-based photo, music and video files; can be used on any TV in the home with the addition of a SageTV media extender; and offers an optional SageTV Placeshifter license enabling users to access their home TV and entire media library on any Internet-connected PC or Mac in the home or away from home. SageTV's mature technology is known for its ease, power, and expandability. In addition to the addition of YouTube to the Online Services feature, the new Sage TV 6.1 has enhanced its user interface, maximizing ease of installment and operation. After downloading and installing the file from SageTV's website, a wizard walks you through configuring your set-up, and within minutes, you're watching TV and setting up your recordings! SageTV's playback capabilities are noticeably superior. Your videos always play smoothly, without stuttering, on any size display. Because SageTV 6.1 is a media center, SageTV also plays your music, DVDs, and videos recorded from other sources, like BitTorrent, as well as displaying photo slideshows. With SageTV, all these functions merge seamlessly. The Sage TV 6.1 software package is incredibly versatile. You can take your recordings with you, even when you don't have an Internet connection, because you can use Sage TV's Placeshifter to view your shows from the Internet. You can burn a DVD, export to your iPod (video) or PSP-or even to your RAZR phone! You can convert all recordings to true MPEG4 or MPEG4 HDTV. If you insert more than one turner card into your PC, you can record multiple shows at the same time. With the Sage TV Version 6.1 Media Center, you can view live and recorded TV from any PC or on a regular TV. Sage TV Version 6.1 supports Windows Vista, as well as several new tuners, including Hauppage HVR-1600 (dual ATSC and NTSC) and HVR-950; VistView Saber 2020; AverMedia M780; and HDHomeRun. Sage TV Media Center Version 6.1 provides subscription free EPG service (U.S. & Canadian Listings Only, Europe requires tvtv service subscription), providing up to a 14-day Integrated Programming Guide, One-touch Recording, access to Google Video, Favorites Manager, Search, Music, Photos, DVD Playback and much more. You can also turn your PC into a networked home media center by using SageTV and the SageTV Placeshifter or SageTV Client together to stream Live TV and access all your media from anywhere in the house. Minimum system requirements include an Intel Pentium III 600 MHz or AMD Athlon 600 MHz computer with Microsoft Windows 98SE, 2000 SP3 or higher, ME or XP (Home, Pro or MCE), or most major Linux distributions, and 128MB RAM (256MB recommended). More information and specifications are available at http://www.sagetv.com . Version 6.1 of SageTV Media Center for Windows and SageTV Media Center Linux OEM Edition sell for $79.95 at http://www.sagetv.com . About SageTV SageTV, LLC (formerly Frey Technologies, LLC) is a pioneer in personal video recording and home media center technologies that combine television, music and related media into a complete, easy-to-use home media experience controlled from an existing PC. SageTV Media Center, the company's flagship product, is the first PVR solution that operates on both PCs and TVs, can be deployed on either Windows or Linux, and supports multiple tuners, networking and intelligent recording. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Inglewood, CA. For more information, visit http://www.sagetv.com .