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NVIDIA Personal Cinema Turns Desktop PCs into Digital Media Centers


All New Personal Cinema Delivers PVR Functionality, DVD Burning and Video Editing Capabilities

CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW--LAS VEGAS, Jan. 9--NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced an all-new NVIDIA Personal Cinema(TM), the industry's most complete digital entertainment solution for desktop PCs.

With NVIDIA Personal Cinema, consumers can enjoy a combination of personal video recording (PVR) capabilities, industry-leading 3D graphics and a robust new software suite enabling DVD burning, playback and video editing, transforming desktop PCs into a complete home entertainment center.

"With NVIDIA Personal Cinema, the entertainment potential of the PC is finally realized," said Dan Vivoli, vice president of marketing at NVIDIA.
"NVIDIA has the perfect technology foundation for powering the digital home and NVIDIA Personal Cinema delivers the software and hardware capabilities needed to enable consumers to watch, control and share their digital media whenever and however they want."

Sporting a new ergonomic industrial design and multi-function RF remote control with mouse capability, NVIDIA Personal Cinema delivers the media center experience-including TV, music, video, photos, and DVDs-in one easy-to-use solution. Key features of NVIDIA Personal Cinema include:

Watch, control and record live TV:  Watch the shows you want, when you want with Personal Video Recorder (PVR) functionality and a free electronic programming guide.  Simultaneous watch and record allows for recording live TV while watching your favorite DVD movie. Direct burn of digital media and live TV:  Advanced recording capabilities allow you to record directly to DVD or CDs in real-time. In addition, DVD recording capabilities enable consumer to create or expand their digital libraries by transforming old VHS content, or any video source, directly to DVD or CD with just a few clicks of the mouse.

NVIDIA(R) NVDVD(TM) media player:  Experience smooth, crystal clear DVD playback with rich surround sound on your PC or TV. The NVIDIA NVDVD media player is a single application enabling consumers to enjoy and manage MP3 music, photo slideshows, and playback of all popular video and audio formats.

Advanced RF remote control:  Designed and preprogrammed for advanced functionality, including mouse capabilities, this wireless remote arms consumers with an easy way to command their PC CD/DVD player, TV tuner, PVR, and MP3 player from anywhere in the home.

NVIDIA Personal Cinema products, powered by NVIDIA(R) GeForce4 MX 440 graphics, will be available at national retail outlets beginning next month, including Best Buy, Circuit City and CompUSA. For additional information on NVIDIA Personal Cinema, please visit

NVIDIA Corporation is a market leader in visual computing technology dedicated to creating products that enhance the interactive experience on consumer and professional computing platforms.  Its graphics and communications processors have broad market reach and are incorporated into a wide variety of computing platforms, including consumer digital-media PCs, enterprise PCs, professional workstations, digital content creation systems, notebook PCs, military navigation systems and video games consoles. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and employs more than 1,400 people worldwide.  For more information, visit the company's Web site at

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