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New Magic Australia Launches Hauppauge Digital TV Tuner for Microsoft's Windows Media Center Edition 2005

  • 10 November, 2004 10:57

<p>New Magic Australia Launches Hauppauge Digital TV Tuner for Microsoft's Windows Media Center Edition 2005</p>
<p>SYDNEY, – November 10th 2004 - New Magic Australia and Hauppauge Digital, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAUP), a leading developer and manufacturer of digital video TV and data broadcast receiver products for personal computers, today launched the "Nova-T/MCE" a PCI Digital TV receiver for Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005.</p>
<p>With PCs running Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, consumers get a version of Windows for the home that offers the full capabilities of a Windows XP PC with exciting new experiences for music, digital photography, movies, and television.</p>
<p>"Unlike other competitors releases recently the Nova-T/MCE fully supports both VHF and UHF digital offering a true and complete digital TV experience within Windows Media Center Edition" says Mark Harwood, Managing director of New Magic Australia.</p>
<p>“Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 is one of the most compelling home user experiences we have seen for PCs,” said Ken Plotkin, CEO of Hauppauge. “Our Hauppauge-PVR150/250 and now our Hauppauge-NOVA-T/MCE products add single and dual channel analog and digital television watching, television recording and FM radio to the media experience that consumers have come to expect from their PCs. Now with Media Center Edition 2005, the PC has become the central point for all media in the home.”</p>
<p>“Hauppauge has a history of delivering high-quality receiver products, and we’re thrilled with its broad support for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, ” said Kevin Unangst, director of Windows consumer marketing for Microsoft Corp. “Hauppauge’s new products introduced today will deliver great solutions for the high-quality TV features of Media Center Edition 2005.”.</p>
<p>HAUPPAUGE-PVR-NOVA-T/MCE FOR USE ON WINDOWS XP MEDIA CENTER EDITION 2005</p>
<p>The Hauppauge-NOVA-T/MCE is a digital TV receiver for use in areas around the world where DVB-T is the format used for transmitting digital television. In areas where DVB-T is transmitted and supported by Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, the Hauppauge-NOVA-T/MCE will be able to receive over-the-air digital transmissions and offer similar capabilities as the analog Hauppauge-PVR products for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005.</p>
<p>After a successful launch in October the Hauppauge-PVR-150/250MCE is a PCI board which has a single TV tuner plus FM radio receiver to allow the watching and recording of one analogue TV channel at a time. Up to two Hauppauge-PVR-150/250MCE’s can be installed in a Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 system at a time, bringing the ability to watch one channel while recording another channel. In addition, the Hauppauge-PVR-150/250MCE has audio/video inputs to connect to set top boxes such as satellite receivers and cable TV boxes.</p>
<p>AVAILABILITY</p>
<p>Hauppauge-NOVA-T/MCE product with Windows Media Center Edition 2005 drivers will ship from late November 2004. A Microsoft Windows Hardware Quality Lab (WHQL)-certified drivers for the Hauppauge-PVR150/250 is immediately available directly from Hauppauge/New Magic Australia.</p>
<p>The Hauppauge-NOVA-T/MCE and Hauppauge-PVR-150/250MCE are available to systems integrators and VARs building Media Center PCs through Ingram Micro, TechPacific and directly from the Australian and New Zealand master distributor New Magic Australia Pty Ltd.</p>
<p>ABOUT HAUPPAUGE DIGITAL</p>
<p>Hauppauge Digital, Inc. 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</p>
<p>HAUPPAUGE IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND</p>
<p>Hauppauge products are proudly distributed in Australia and New Zealand by master distributor/importer New Magic Australia Pty Ltd, Phone (02) 9528 4555 Web: www.newmagic.com.au E-mail: sales@newmagic.com.au</p>
<p>Press product shots, goto: http://www.newmagic.com.au/support/boxes.html</p>
<p>++++++++++++++++</p>
<p>Hauppauge and WinTV are registered trademarks of Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. Windows and Windows XP Media Center Edition are trademarks of Microsoft Corp. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners. Note: In Australasia the "WinTV" brand is referred to as "HauppaugeTV".</p>
<p>Company Contact:</p>
<p>Darrell J Vanderwolf
Sales / Marketing Manager,
New Magic Australia Pty Ltd
ABN 57 100 704 416</p>
<p>Melbourne Office:
Direct: (03) 9752 5200
E-mail: darrell@newmagic.com.au
Postal Address:
PO Box 18, Belgrave, Vic, 3160</p>
<p>NSW Head Office:
34 Soldiers Road
Jannali, NSW, 2226
Phone (02) 9528 4555
Fax (02) 9589 2311</p>
<p>Web Site: www.newmagic.com.au</p>

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