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NVIDIA PureVideo Decoder Designed to Deliver Superior PC Playback Experience
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SANTA CLARA, CA—JUNE 15, 2005—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced its NVIDIA PureVideo Decoder has been approved by TiVo Inc. for playing content using the TiVoToGo™ feature. New this year, the TiVoToGo feature allows TiVo® subscribers to transfer recorded television programs from their TiVo Series2™ DVR to their PC for viewing anywhere, anytime. Watching a program on a PC that has been recorded on a TiVo DVR requires the use of an MPEG-2 decoder, such as the NVIDIA PureVideo Decoder which employs sophisticated algorithms to decode and enhance television content.
“NVIDIA has once again risen above the rest,” said Eyal Akler, CEO of Hypersonic PC Systems. “The NVIDIA PureVideo Decoder provides a beautiful, crisp picture while playing smooth video. When Hypersonic first introduced the EPIC DMR [Media Center PC] a number of decoders were thoroughly tested with MCE 2005 video playback and the clear choice was NVIDIA. Other decoders exhibited some problems such as playback with jagged lines, washed out colors and blurriness, especially with fast motion. The NVIDIA decoder did not suffer from any of these complications. The NVIDIA PureVideo Decoder, paired with a GeForce 6 Series video card, provides image quality that is simply beyond comparison.”
The NVIDIA PureVideo Decoder combines the high quality DVD and MPEG-playback with rich Dolby® Digital surround sound. Also featuring hardware-accelerated video on all Microsoft® DirectX®-compatible graphics processors, the NVIDIA PureVideo Decoder delivers unmatched color fidelity and smooth DVD, video, and TV viewing.
The NVIDIA PureVideo Decoder is the best way to experience NVIDIA PureVideo technology—a combination of hardware and software technologies that raise the video capabilities of today’s desktop and notebook PCs. PureVideo on a NVIDIA GeForce™ 6 Series GPU enables such features as spatial temporal de-interlacing, inverse telecine, and bad edit correction—all of which eliminate jaggies and blurriness for a sharp picture, even in scenes with a lot of motion.
“With TiVoToGo, TiVo subscribers can take their favorite shows with them to enjoy wherever they want,” said Scott Vouri, general manager of multimedia at NVIDIA. “That experience shouldn’t suffer just because they’ve moved content from their TVs to their laptops. We’ve made an extended investment in our decoder and it really shows. We believe our colors and picture acuity, even in high motion scenes, are appreciably better.”
Starting at $19.95, NVIDIA PureVideo Decoder is available for download in three editions: Bronze, Gold, and Platinum. The software is also available free of charge for a 30-day trial at http://www.nvidia.com/object/dvd_decoder.html.
NVIDIA Corporation is a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors. The Company’s products enhance the end-user experience on consumer and professional computing devices. NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs), media and communications processors (MCPs), and wireless media processors (WMPs) have broad market reach and are incorporated into a variety of platforms, including consumer and enterprise PCs, notebooks, workstations, PDAs, mobile phones, and video game consoles. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and employs more than 2,100 people worldwide. For more information, visit the Company’s Web site at www.nvidia.com <http://www.nvidia.com>.
Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, the features, benefits, performance and capabilities of our NVIDIA GeForce 6 Series GPU, NVIDIA Pure Video Decoder and NVIDIA Pure Video technology 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 or software defects, incompatibility of technologies, market acceptance of our technology, reliance on third-party manufacturers, the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, development of more effective or efficient graphics cards or decoder technologies, changes in industry standards and interfaces, our dependence on third-party developers and publishers and other risks detailed from time to time in the NVIDIA reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended May 1, 2005. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
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