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NVIDIA PC TV Tuner Card Now Available In Retail Channel

 
 

NVIDIA Corporation:

Andrew Humber
European PR Manager
NVIDIA Ltd
ahumber@nvidia.com

Press Relations:

Ciarán Brennan or Clive Gorman
Bastion (NVIDIA PR)
Tel: +44 (20) 7490 1323
clive@bastion.co.uk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NVIDIA PC TV Tuner Card Now Available In Retail Channel

NVIDIA NVTV Brings High-Quality TV, DVD Playback, Rich Multimedia Software Suite, and Media Server Capabilities to Desktop PCs

THEALE, BERKSHIRE—MAY 11, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced the availability of NVIDIA NVTV™, a TV tuner card and software package bringing high-quality TV viewing and digital video recorder (DVR) functionality to desktop PCs. First unveiled as part of a Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2004 Solution Suite, NVIDIA NVTV can now be purchased and installed separately, transforming current PCs into a state-of-the-art digital entertainment centres.

NVIDIA NVTV features a low-profile PCI-based analogue TV tuner card, multi-function remote control and includes NVIDIA ForceWare Multimedia, a full-featured software application that gives consumers full control over their multimedia programs with one, simple-to-use interface.

With NVIDIA NVTV installed in their PC, consumers can:

  • Experience crisp, vibrant TV on a dedicated hardware MPEG-2 encode solution that actually takes the work off of the PCs central processing unit (CPU) to deliver smooth, uninterrupted service. For DVD playback, ForceWare Multimedia enables crisp, smooth playback on PCs equipped with an NVIDIA graphics processing unit (GPU).
  • Surf, Record, Watch, and Stream Live TV. Full DVR functionality lets consumers control what they watch and when they watch it with time-shifting capabilities. Simultaneous ‘watch and record’ and real-time burning capabilities adds even greater flexibility.
  • Find programs quickly and easily with the free Gemstar GUIDE Plus+™/G-GUIDE™ system electronic program guide (EPG). With support for international programming data, the Gemstar EPG makes it easy to find and access programming guides from more than 15 countries.
  • Stream live TV to other PCs. Build a home media server to watch live TV or recorded programs on other client PCs connected via a wired or wireless home network.
  • Listen, record, and time-shift FM radio. An optional FM tuner package lets consumers quickly scan, pause, record, and rewind available FM radio content.

“The growth rate for PC TV tuners is exploding as consumers realise the flexibility and power of their PCs as a digital media centre,” said Ujesh Desai, general manager of desktop products at NVIDIA. “NVIDIA NVTV presents a compelling solution for anyone looking to transform their PCs into an all-in-one TV, radio, and DVD player capable of delivering a high-quality home entertainment experience.”

NVTV is offered in both the NTSC and PAL formats. In addition to being sold as a standalone product, NVIDIA NVTV is also available as a certified hardware solution for Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004. NVTV is currently shipping in Europe and is available from add-in card vendors including Albatron, AOpen, Chaintech, Gainward, Gigabyte, Point of View, PNY, Prolink, Sparkle, and XFX.

For additional information about NVIDIA NVTV, including where to buy, please visit the NVIDIA Web site located at http://www.nvidia.co.uk.

About NVIDIA
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 game consoles. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and employs more than 1,800 people worldwide. For more information, visit the Company’s Web site at www.nvidia.co.uk.

Certain statements in this press release, including any statements relating to the Company's performance expectations for NVIDIA's family of products and expectations of continued revenue growth, 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 and other delays relating to new products, difficulties in the fabrication process and dependence of the Company on third-party manufacturers, general industry trends including cyclical trends in the PC and semiconductor industries, the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, market acceptance of the Company's new products and the Company's dependence on third-party developers and publishers. Investors are advised to read the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, particularly those sections entitled "Certain Business Risks," for a fuller discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.

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