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NVIDIA Personal Cinema Named "Best PVR PC Card" By Smart TV & Sound Magazine

 
 

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Carrie Cowan
NVIDIA Corporation
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ccowan@nvidia.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

SANTA CLARA, CA — MAY 10, 2002 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that NVIDIA Personal Cinema™, a product that marries the power of a PC with the consumer convenience of a Personal Video Recorder (PVR) by offering intelligent TV surfing and recording combined with industry-leading 3D graphics in one complete package, was named “Best PVR PC card” by the editors of Smart TV & Sound Magazine.  Unveiled in the magazine’s Summer/Fall 2002 issue, the review heralds NVIDIA Personal Cinema for its ease-of-use and robust feature set that includes the ability to pause and record live TV; to schedule future TV shows for recording; to playback DVDs; and to capture and edit video—all from a desktop PC.

“NVIDIA Personal Cinema has been gaining momentum as an ideal solution for consumers looking to turn their PCs into a home entertainment hub,” said Dan Vivoli, vice president of marketing at NVIDIA.  “We’re excited that the editors of Smart TV & Sound magazine have selected NVIDIA Personal Cinema as the best Personal Video Recorder (PVR) PC product of the year as it’s a true credit to the talents and expertise of our product design team.”

The editors of Smart & Sound TV said about NVIDIA Personal Cinema: “The NVIDIA Personal Cinema functions well as a DVD player, a TiVo-like video recorder, a solid home-video editor, and, with an exceptional 3D video engine, a fabulous gaming card.”

With its impeccably integrated hardware and software suite, NVIDIA Personal Cinema allows users to watch, record, and control live TV, enjoy superior DVD playback, and use their PCs to create personal home movies.  Personal Cinema’s Intelligent TV feature functions like a traditional set-top box by allowing users to “time-shift” live TV (pause, instant replay, forward and rewind) or automatically program the PC to record future shows or movies.  NVIDIA Personal Cinema is also the first product of its kind to implement a multi-function remote control—ensuring users of a simplified and intuitive interactive PC/video experience—and includes an exceptional NVIDIA GeForce-based Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) in every package.

NVIDIA Personal Cinema is now available at specialty retail outlets nationwide from VisionTek and Compro Technology.  Pricing and availability information can be found at <http://www.nvidia.com/wheretobuy>.

About NVIDIA
NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq - NVDA), located in Santa Clara, CA, is the global leader in advanced graphics and multimedia processing technology for the consumer and professional computing markets. Its 2D, 3D, video and multimedia capabilities make NVIDIA one of the premier semiconductor companies in the world. NVIDIA offers a wide range of products and services, delivering superior performance and crisp visual quality for PC-based applications such as manufacturing, science, e-business, entertainment and education.

Certain statements in this press release, including the statements relating to the Company's performance expectations for NVIDIA's family of products and expectations of continued revenue growth, are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations.  Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, manufacturing and other delays relating to new products, difficulties in the fabrication process and dependence of the Company on third-party manufacturers, general industry trends including cyclical trends in the PC and semiconductor industries, the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, market acceptance of the Company's new products, and the Company's dependence on third-party developers and publishers.  Investors are advised to read the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, particularly those sections entitled "Certain Business Risks," for a fuller discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.

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