Newest Series of Personal Cinema Product Featuring GeForce4 GPUs Transforms Desktop PCs into Complete Digital Entertainment Centers with PVR Functionality and Industry-Leading 3D Graphics
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SANTA CLARA, CA -- JUNE 26, 2002 -- NVIDIA(R) Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that NVIDIA Personal Cinema(TM), the industry's most complete digital entertainment solution, is now shipping with the GeForce4(TM) family of Graphics Processing Units (GPUs). The award-winning NVIDIA Personal Cinema, recently named "best PC PVR" by Smart TV and Sound Magazine, transforms desktop PCs into a remote-controlled digital entertainment centers by delivering a powerful combination of personal video recording (PVR) capabilities, industry-leading 3D graphics, and an integrated software suite enabling DVD playback and video editing-in one complete, affordable package.
Designed with the consumer in mind, NVIDIA Personal Cinema with the GeForce4 GPU delivers a seamlessly integrated hardware and software package enabling users to:
- Watch, pause and record live TV: NVIDIA Personal Cinema's intelligent TV functionality gives users the control to time-shift and record hours of live television using a TV tuner connection and a PC hard drive.
- Easily find and select programs to watch and record: An electronic programming guide makes it easy to surf TV listings and select programs for future recording-all the benefits of a set-top PVR without the monthly fees.
- Get crisp DVD playback with Dolby(R) Digital 5.1-enabled surround sound on a PC monitor or TV display for the ultimate home theater experience.
- Create and edit home movies with an integrated video editing software suite that supports both digital and analog video streams.
- Experience the screaming performance and fierce graphics processing power synonymous with NVIDIA GeForce4 GPUs. From the high performance of theTi series, to the mainstream flexibility of the MX series, GeForce4 GPUs combine the industry's best graphics technology with a robust set of new features to provide consumers with the power and performance needed to unleash today's most popular multimedia applications.
NVIDIA Personal Cinema with GeForce4 features an improved multi-function wireless remote for channel surfing and controlling DVD and digital music playback, as well as the industry's first simultaneous watch and record feature allowing users to watch DVD movies while recording their favorite TV shows. Personal Cinema also includes NVIDIA's nViewÔ multidisplay technology that is seamlessly integrated into the Windows(R) environment and allows users easily to connect any combination of multiple displays, including digital flat panels and televisions.
"NVIDIA Personal Cinema presents a powerful solution for turning your PC into a digital entertainment nerve center," said Dan Vivoli, vice president of marketing at NVIDIA. "Designed to offer a sophisticated blend of TV, video and 3D graphics, NVIDIA Personal Cinema presents the most complete solution for consumers looking to experience all the features and functionality of stand-alone consumer electronics through one primary source, at a price point they can afford."
NVIDIA Personal Cinema is now available for the complete family of NVIDIA GeForce4 GPUs, from the high-end Ti 4600 to the 420 MX. All products are distributed today in North America via Compro Technologies (www.comprousa.com) and will be available through Fry’s Electronics and Outpost.com. For more information on pricing and where to buy NVIDIA Personal Cinema, please log onto <http://www.nvidia.com/wheretobuy>.
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.
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