Reprinted from an NVIDIA press release:
SANTA CLARA, Calif, June 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — NVIDIA Corporation , the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that NVIDIA Personal Cinema, the industry’s most complete digital entertainment solution, is now shipping with the GeForce4 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 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
— 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-performing
Ti 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 nView technology — a software interface that allows users to easily connect any combination of multiple displays, including digital flat panels and televisions.
NVIDIA Personal Cinema is now available for the complete family of NVIDIA GeForce4 GPUs, from the high-end Ti 4600 to the PCI-based 420 MX. All products are distributed today in North America via VisionTek (http://www.visiontek.com/) and Compro Technologies (http://www.comprousa.com/) with additional distribution coming soon from NVIDIA’s add-in card partners. For more information on pricing and where to buy NVIDIA Personal Cinema, please log onto http://www.nvidia.com/wheretobuy .