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Press Release Hauppage.


Hauppauge Demonstrates New Affordable

High Definition Video Recorder for PCs

‘HD PVR’ records video from HD cable TV or satellite boxes into H.264 in real time.

Includes Hauppauge’s IR blaster for scheduled TV recordings.

2008 International CES, Las Vegas, South Hall 4 - Booth #35328 (January 10th, 2008):

Hauppauge Digital, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAUP), the world's leading developer and manufacturer of

analog and digital TV receiver products for personal computers, demonstrated at CES 2008 for the

first time their ‘HD PVR’, a USB personal video recorder which can record high definition TV video

into H.264 in real time.

The HD PVR can connect to high definition cable TV or satellite TV set top box receivers, and uses

it’s on-board H.264 hardware encoder to record high definition TV programs in an ISO standard HD

H.264 AVC format in real time. The connections to the set top boxes are made via component

cables, also referred to as ‘YPrPb’ or the red/blue/green connectors on HD set top boxes. The HD

PVR includes a video player application which allows the recorded TV programs to be played back

on a PC screen.

To enable automatic recording of TV programs, the HD PVR recorder includes Hauppauge’s IR

Blaster, which controls the channels on most popular cable and satellite TV set top boxes in North

America and Europe, and will allow users to schedule the recording of their HD programs. The IR

Blaster is also used on Hauppauge’s WinTV-PVR-150 and WinTV-HVR-1600 TV receivers.

In addition to high definition ISO standard H.264 recordings, the Hauppauge HD PVR can also

create AVCHD recordings, which is the format used on Blu-ray high definition players. As part of

the software applications which will be shipped with Hauppauge’s HD encoder, a DVD burning

application will be provided which can take AVCHD formatted recordings and burn them onto a

conventional DVD disc. These discs can then be played in Blu-ray DVD players. About 2 hours of

Blu-ray HD content can be recorded on a 4.7 GByte DVD disk.

The HD PVR will be available in Q1 2008, with a suggested retail price of $249.

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