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MeedioTV PR: First Commercial DVR to Record HDTV

Posted on 22 August 2005 by

Meedio announced the official support/release of OTA HDTV devices in MeedioTV via ATSC, DVB-T, & DVB-S!

Meedio supports a number of analog TV tuner devices and expects to support additional devices with each new release. Today’s release adds to this growing list with support for the following digital TV tuner devices:

* ATI HDTV Wonder
* AVerMedia AVerTVHD MCE A180
* DVICO FusionHDTV 5
* Hauppauge WinTV Nova-T
* Hauppauge WinTV Nova-T USB2
* TechnoTrend DVB-S and DVB-T
* VBox DTA 151

Congrats to Meedio on this accomplishment, and let me be the first in line to request adding QAM 256 to a future release! 🙂

EDIT IMPORTANT NOTE: While they may be one of the first 3rd party commercial PVR applications to include the ability to record OTA HDTV in an official release, this MeedioTV release doesn’t have HDTV EPG listings! I’m sure it’ll be coming soon, but that takes a little wind out of the sails for me.

UPDATE: 2 There seems to be a little bit of contention over the claim to be the first commercial DVR application to do OTA HDTV Technically non-commerical applications got their first ( MythTV, GBPVR ) and Got All Media is commercial and has had HDTV support for a while but doesn’t support all the different permutations (yet?) of DVB-T, DVB-S, primarily focused on ATSC support so far.

Personally, I’m not going to nitpick too much about the specificity of the press release. I’m just happy that more software is adding support for HDTV and HDTV cards in more and more applications. I’m pretty confident that the next few releases will shore up some of the concerns/issues specific to HDTV support and MeedioTV.

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Meedio Releases First Commercial DVR Application to Record High Definition ATSC, DVB-S, and DVB-T Digital TV Broadcasts.

Leading developer of digital home software releases free update to the Meedio TV digital video recorder (DVR) with support for recording standard and high definition digital TV broadcasts from ATSC and DVB sources.

Houston, TX – August 22, 2005 – Meedio LLC, a leading provider of software for digital lifestyles released a free update to the Meedio TV digital video recorder (DVR) software today which adds support for viewing, time-shifting and recording standard and high definition digital TV broadcasts from ATSC and DVB sources. Meedio TV is the first commercial Windows® DVR to record digital TV from ATSC Over The Air (OTA), DVB-S, and DVB-T sources. Meedio TV includes a free electronic program guide (EPG) and is available at http://www.meedio.com for only $39.99 with no monthly service fees.

Until now, consumers who wanted to take advantage of their existing Windows PCs to watch and record ATSC and DVB broadcasts were forced to have a commercial system builder replace their entire operating system with Microsoft’s Windows XP Media Center Edition (MCE). With Meedio TV, however, users of Windows XP Home, Pro, or MCE can download and install a standalone application on their existing PC in just a few minutes.

Meedio supports a number of analog TV tuner devices and expects to support additional devices with each new release. Today’s release adds to this growing list with support for the following digital TV tuner devices:

* ATI HDTV Wonder
* AVerMedia AVerTVHD MCE A180
* DVICO FusionHDTV 5
* Hauppauge WinTV Nova-T
* Hauppauge WinTV Nova-T USB2
* TechnoTrend DVB-S and DVB-T
* VBox DTA 151

Meedio TV is also available as part of the Meedio Pro bundle for only $79.99. Meedio Pro is a complete digital media center that enables users to enjoy digital photos, music, movies, TV, news, weather, and games through a customizable full-screen interface displayed on a TV and navigated with a remote control. Meedio Pro also includes free access to the Meedio Add-Ins Directory which contains over 200 third-party themes and plugins.

For more information:
Alan Cheslow
(877) 633-3461 x704
press@meedio.com
http://www.meedio.com/press

About Meedio
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Meedio is a leading developer of software for digital home entertainment and automation. Recognized with a 2005 CES Innovations Design and Engineering award, the Meedio platform is used to create a suite of digital lifestyle products for consumers in more than 40 countries and is licensed to resellers, integrators, OEMs, and ISVs worldwide.

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