In a deal with Hauppauge Computer Works, innovators of digital video recording, ReplayTV has announced plans to introduce new digital video recorder software that enables personal computers to tune in to and record live television.
ReplayTV will work alongside manufacturers of pTV receivers for PCs, Hauppauge Computer Works, to create what it has called an affordable and innovative PC-based DVR solution. Hauppauge’s WinTV-PVR tuner/encoder PC cards will be sold with ReplayTV software from 2006 for the North America market.
ReplayTV envisions completion of the sale of all remaining 5500 Series DVR products, will mark the first phase of the transformation of the brand from a hardware manufacturer to a leading provider of advanced DVR software and services to consumers of entertainment PCs.
More consumers are using the PC as an integral home entertainment device, and sales of PC tuner cards are soaring around the globe, said Bill Loewenthal, ReplayTV vice-president. Creating a global DVR solution for the PC is a natural step for ReplayTV.
ReplayTV says its DVR experience on the PC will showcase a range of unique and useful features accessed via our new user interface design that builds on and furthers ReplayTV’s original award winning design.
The company expects to announce product details and pricing in 2006.