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Hauppauge Debuts Portable MediaMVP PVP Media Player

Posted on 07 January 2005 by

Hauppauge Debuts Portable MediaMVP(R) Media Player Featuring 7-Inch Screen (press release via prnewswire)

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  • 7 inch Widescreen format at 854 x 640 resolution
  • 20GB Hard disk
  • Price $699.00
  • Supports USB 2.0
  • Rechargable battery and 12v support
  • stereo ear buds included

  • ###press release copy###
    Large Screen Wide-Format 16:9 LCD Display is Perfect for Viewing MPEG-4 and
    DivX(R) Movies; Also Stores/Plays Digital Pictures, MP3 Music and Much More

    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW —
    Hauppauge Digital, Inc. (Nasdaq: HAUP), a leading developer and manufacturer
    of digital video, TV, and data broadcast receiver products for personal
    computers, today announced its new Portable MediaMVP(R), an all-in-one
    multimedia storage/playback device, at the 2005 International Consumer
    Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Combining small size, a 20 Gigabyte hard disk
    drive and a wide format 7-inch LCD display with video/audio recording
    capability, the Portable MediaMVP allows anyone to enjoy videos, movies,
    music, photos and much more, anywhere and anytime they wish.
    Hauppauge’s Portable MediaMVP is the ultimate personal entertainment
    device. The unit’s 20GB hard drive is large enough to store dozens of movies
    or thousands of MP3 music files, and is also capable of holding an entire
    photo collection. Users can enjoy the Portable MediaMVP when traveling for
    business or pleasure; what’s more, the device can be connected to a TV using
    the A/V cable set (included), making it a perfect platform for viewing videos
    or photos at home or in a hotel room.
    “Unlike some Personal Media Players, the Portable MediaMVP doesn’t
    sacrifice screen size for portability,” said Ken Plotkin, CEO of Hauppauge
    Digital, Inc. “This unit is like a personal home theater system in the palm
    of your hand.”

    16:9 LTPS Display Technology
    The Portable MediaMVP utilizes a high-end Low Temperature Polycrystalline
    Silicon (LTPS) liquid crystal display to bring big-screen excitement to the
    world of Personal Media Players. The 7-inch display has a 16:9 widescreen
    format with a 854 x 640 resolution and has a 170-degree viewing area for
    clear, bright playback regardless of user angle.
    Adding to the unit’s movie/video enjoyment is the ability to store and
    play both MPEG-4 and DivX(R) videos. These cutting-edge video formats provide
    a theater-quality sound and visual experience; other supported formats include
    XVID, Microsoft WMV and Apple QuickTime. Individuals can also record TV shows
    in MPEG-4 or, with Hauppauge’s SoftPVR(TM) and WinTV (not included), in DivX
    format for later playback.

    Music, Photos
    The Portable MediaMVP doubles as a top-notch MP3 player thanks to its
    large storage capacity and easy onscreen navigation. Users can download and
    enjoy WMA as well as MP3 files from a PC, or record voice or music in MP3
    As a photo organizer, Hauppauge’s new PMP device holds thousands of JPEG
    or GIF files. Users can even view whole photo albums-vacations, birthdays,
    family get-togethers or other occasions-as a slide show with music background.

    In addition to its Li-polymer battery, the Portable MediaMVP can be run on
    12v power, making it easy to use in car, boat, or motor home. The unit comes
    with a 12v power adapter for connection to any 110v wall outlet.
    Other accessories included with the Portable MediaMVP are a carrying case,
    USB 2.0 cable (also supports USB 1.1), stereo ear buds, and A/V cable for
    connection to any composite video TV (PAL or NTSC).

    Pricing and Availability
    Hauppauge’s Portable MediaMVP Media Player is priced at $699.00 (MSRP) and
    will ship in Q1 of 2005. The unit is on display during 2005 International CES
    from Hauppauge’s exhibit, Booth 36614, South Hall 4 (Upper Level) of the Las
    Vegas Convention Center.
    For more information about the Portable MediaMVP, or any of Hauppauge’s
    other digital video TV and data broadcast receiver products, visit .

    About Hauppauge Digital:
    Hauppauge Digital, Inc. (Nasdaq: HAUP) is a leading developer and
    manufacturer of digital TV and data broadcast receiver products for personal
    computers. Through its Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. and Hauppauge Digital
    Europe subsidiaries, the Company designs and develops digital video boards for
    TV-in-a-window, digital video editing and video conferencing. The Company is
    headquartered in Hauppauge, New York, with administrative offices in New York,
    Singapore, Taiwan, Ireland and Luxembourg and sales offices in Germany,
    London, Paris, The Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Singapore and
    California. The Company’s Internet web site can be found at .

    Certain statements in this Release constitute “forward-looking statements”
    within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform act of 1995.
    Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties
    and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or
    achievements of the Company, or industry results, to be materially different
    from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by
    such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among other things,
    those described in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange
    Commission, including, but not limited to, the Company’s Annual Report on form
    10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2002.
    Hauppauge and MediaMVP are registered trademarks, and SoftPVR is a
    trademark, of Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. Other product or service names
    herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.