External USB Unit Includes Built-In hardware MPEG Encoder for TV Watching and Recording on Macs
HAUPPAUGE, NY, Oct. 19, 2005 – Eskape Labs, a division of Hauppauge Digital Inc. (NASDAQ:HAUP), today announced the release of myTV.PVR, the company’s first combination TV tuner with built-in MPEG encoder designed for Macintosh computers. With myTV.PVR, Mac users can watch live TV on their screen, plus pause and record their favorite TV programs any time they want, on notebook or desktop Macs.
As an external unit connected via USB 2.0, myTV.PVR is flexible and convenient enough to instantly turn any Mac into a full-fledged Personal Video Recorder. Users can watch live TV in a window or full screen, pause live TV with instant replay and schedule TV recordings on a daily, weekly or once-only schedule. myTV.PVR includes a built-in hardware MPEG encoder, so the Mac does not slow down while watching, recording or pausing TV. myTV.PVR also includes composite/S-Video and stereo audio inputs so users can connect to cable or satellite TV boxes, VCRs, camcorders or DVD players. Users can also record home video tapes to disk in an MPEG-2 format.
“myTV.PVR is possibly the most valuable accessory Mac users can buy. With myTV.PVR, the need for separate TV, PVR and DVD recorders are eliminated,” said Scott Naylor, Macintosh Product Manager for Eskape Labs. “College students, business people, even home users will enjoy the way myTV.PVR adds convenience and value to their Macs. For multitasking or simply to conserve space, myTV.PVR is a terrific solution.”
myTV.PVR provides dbx-TV stereo audio for quality TV sound and incorporates an hardware MPEG-2 video recorder for fast video on the Mac’s hard drive without compromising overall computer performance. Video is compressed using a Conexant 416 MPEG-2 chip, compressing TV shows or home videos at a variety of transfer rates ranging from 1 to 12 Mbits/sec.
To ensure programs are recorded when desired, myTV.PVR supports Titan TV, the Internet electronic program guide. Programs can be stored on the hard drive or burned to DVD or CD (writing hardware and software not included), making it easy to transport or store favorite videos.
Eskape Lab’s myTV.PVR is housed in a smooth, clean case that will complement any Macintosh. myTV.PVR is immediately available through the Eskape Labs web site as well as CompUSA and other leading online and offline computer retailers worldwide for $149.00 USB (MSRP). For more information or to purchase the Eskape Labs myTV.PVR USB Tuner/Recorder, visit http://www.eskapelabs.com.
About Eskape Labs:
Eskape Labs is a division of Hauppauge Digital Incorporated. Eskape Labs is the leading supplier of USB television receivers and video capture solutions for the Macintosh. Central to Eskape Labs’ mission is facilitating the convergence of televisions and the computer; broadcast media and the workplace.
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 http://www.hauppauge.com.
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