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Hauppauge Launches New WinTV Products for Windows Vista

Hauppauge Digital has launched a line of four new TV tuner products specifically designed to support Microsoft's Vista Media Center and to take full advantage of Vista's exciting TV features.

After five years in development, the Windows Vista launch is finally at hand and eager PC users will want to make the switch as quickly as possible. When they do, Hauppauge is ready to support Vista Media Center with its new line of TV tuners for PCs and laptops, to ensure a seamless transition to the most advanced home entertainment system. The comprehensive new selection of four tuners will allow Vista users to watch, record, and play back analog NTSC, European DVB-T digital TV and North American high definition digital ATSC TV, combining WinTV's well-known quality and convenience with the cutting-edge Vista Media Center application.

The new WinTV products for Vista Media Center are:
- WinTV-NOVA-TD-500 For the European and Asian markets, WinTV-NOVA-TD-500 is a dual tuner digital DVB-T TV tuner board that can be used in either a dual tuner or diversity configuration. Diversity uses two tuners to give better digital TV reception on a single DVB-T digital channel, while the dual tuner mode enables you to watch one digital TV channel while recording another digital channel.
- WinTV-HVR-1800 For the North American market where the ATSC digital TV transition continues, WinTV-HVR-1800 is a PCI Express TV tuner for receiving analog cable and high definition ATSC digital TV. In a half-height PCIe board, WinTV-HVR-1800 has separate tuners for analog NTSC and ATSC digital TV. With Vista's Media Center application, you can watch a cable TV channel while recording high definition digital TV from another channel.
- WinTV-HVR-1600 This is an analog cable TV and high definition digital ATSC PCI TV tuner for Vista PCs. On a single full-height PCI board, WinTV-HVR-1600 has separate tuners for analog NTSC and ATSC digital TV. With Vista's Media Center, you can watch an analog TV channel while recording high definition digital TV from another channel.
- WinTV-HVR-1500 A dual format hybrid analog and high definition digital 54 mm ExpressCard TV tuner, WinTV-HVR-1400 brings NTSC analog and high definition ATSC digital TV to laptop computers running Vista's Media Center in North America. Watch and record either analog or high definition digital TV on your Vista Media Center PC.

Hauppauge's new Vista compatible TV tuners join WinTV-HVR-1100, WinTV-PVR-150, WinTV-PVR-500 and WinTV-PVR-USB2 as Vista Premium certified products, giving Hauppauge the most complete line up of Vista Premium TV receivers in the world.



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