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NVIDIA Announces Personal Cinema

Integrated TV/Video/Graphics Entertainment Solution (August 27, 2001)
NVIDIA Corporation (introduced NVIDIA Personal Cinema, a complete digital entertainment solution, offering consumers a blend of video functionality, DVD playback and 3D graphics technology in one consumer friendly package. NVIDIA Personal Cinema is the first product of its kind to implement a multi-function remote control, ensuring users of a simplified and intuitive interactive PC/video experience.

"With the universal remote and seamless integration among DVD, DVR, and live TV viewing, using Personal Cinema appeared to bring a new level of user-friendliness to multimedia PC functions--making it more like a traditional consumer electronics device," said Patrick Megenity, contributing editor of the Stereophile's Guide to Home Theater.

NVIDIA Personal Cinema allows users to watch, record, and control live TV, enjoy DVD playback, and use the PC to create personal home movies. Personal Cinema's Intelligent TV feature allows users to pause live TV, instantly replay an exciting scene, skip over a commercial, or automatically program the PC to record future shows or movies. Users will also be assured of the outstanding graphics, fast frame rates and superior performance that are synonymous with NVIDIA.

"Personal Cinema is the first product from NVIDIA targeted at delivering a full-range of multimedia and graphics technologies in one package to the PC home entertainment market," said Dan Vivoli vice president of marketing at NVIDIA. "By merging high-end graphics and professional level video features with a consumer friendly, universal remote control, Personal Cinema is a breakthrough in both power and ease of use for all-inclusive video/graphics solutions."

Consisting of an NVIDIA based graphics board, a video-in/video-out module, a high quality TV Tuner, a breakout box which connects to the PC via a single nine pin cable, and the multifunction remote for controlling all Intelligent TV and DVD playback features, NVIDIA Personal Cinema is the premiere digital entertainment solution for any PC user.

NVIDIA Personal Cinema will be available in the fall of this year and from VisionTek and Compro Technology.

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