REPLAYTV TO PRESENT LIVE DEMONSTRATION OF BREAKTHROUGH “PC EDITION” DVR SOFTWARE AT CEDIA 2006
—Attendees to Experience “Best New Way to Watch TV” at Booth #228—
Cupertino CA, September 14, 2006 — ReplayTV®, the pioneer of digital video recording, will be showcasing
its highly anticipated ReplayTV PC Edition at CEDIA 2006 in the Escient Booth #228. This next-generation DVR PC
software offers TV enthusiasts the Ultimate DVR Experience, empowering everyone to get the most enjoyment out of TV.
With a host of features, including lightning-fast and powerful new program search tools, a simple and intuitive interface,
multi-room networking capabilities and more, ReplayTV PC Edition is the new benchmark in a DVR experience.
Spend More Time Watching TV, Not Managing Your DVR!
ReplayTV PC Edition DVR provides a breathtaking advance over prior DVR experiences – offering an intuitive solution
that is powerful yet easy-to-use, so viewers can spend less time manipulating and managing their DVR, and more
time watching their favorite TV programming. ReplayTV placed the highest priority on making PC Edition lightning
fast, predictable and reliable in recording your family’s shows and providing an experience that’s unmatched
in the industry.
Standout features and capabilities of the new ReplayTV PC edition include:
A Brand New Approach to the DVR Experience
Surprise Me™: This fun and useful feature surprises viewers by automatically recording
programming featuring favorite actors, directors and genres. “Surprise-Me” is integrated throughout
the experience, making it a valuable feature for all users.
Find More: This exciting feature lets you instantly discover other shows and movies that
are similar in genre or feature the same actors or directors as the one you’re watching.
Of course, you can have ReplayTV surprise you with other shows starring your favorite actor.
Useful Searches: Tired of scrolling through channel lineups to find what you want? A click of
the button and you can see a list of “Primetime Shows,” “Series Premieres,” or “Series Finales.” Enjoy
romantic comedies? Try searching by genre, movie title, by actors, or even directors!
Intelligent Networking: Once you have ReplayTV PC Edition in your life, you’ll probably want it in every
room where you have a PC. It’s easy to network multiple ReplayTV PC Edition PCs together, and when you do,
ReplayTV consolidates the recorded shows from all ReplayTV PCs into a single view so your shows are easy to
find and watch. And if you just want to view shows in an additional room, ReplayTV offers ReplayTV PC
Companion for PCs without tuners. Note: ReplayTV’s Intelligent Networking features are expected to be available
to ReplayTV PC owners as a free software upgrade in the 4th quarter of 2006.
Smart Channel Guide: ReplayTV PC Edition makes the Channel Guide work for you. You can place your favorite
channels at the top of the guide so you can easily and quickly see what’s playing on them. You can always tell
what’s being recorded because the time bar features a record indicator so you can plan what else you want to watch
or record – with absolutely no guesswork.
ReplayTV PC Edition is the result of extensive research and feedback from current DVR users. That research revealed
that current PC-based DVR products have major drawbacks in their ability to provide reliable, user-friendly solutions
that the entire family trusts and uses. ReplayTV PC Edition finally brings a solution the entire family will enjoy.
ReplayTV PC Edition includes numerous unique design approaches that make navigation a snap. Highlights include:
Compatible with Existing PC Hardware
Presenting Shows by Airings: Unlike other DVRs that present users with a long list of every program episode
on every network, ReplayTV PC Edition organizes shows by airing, making it easy and quick to pick your favorite
series to record.
Fast Navigation and Instant Searches: ReplayTV PC Edition was designed to navigate and deliver search
results quickly. Unlike other DVRs, ReplayTV PC Edition won’t disappoint you with “Please Wait” messages.
Recorded Shows Organization: ReplayTV’s innovative Recorded Shows screen presents the latest shows you’ve
recorded -- What’s New -- right along with all your episodes grouped by show. This organizing principle makes
navigating through hundreds of shows fast and accurate. And when it’s movie night, ReplayTV organizes
all recorded movies under one tab.
Overlap Manager: Most DVRs don’t allow you to record two shows that overlap by just a few minutes,
forcing you to record just one show. ReplayTV lets you record the cliffhanger ending and still follow the next show.
All the features and capabilities of the software-based ReplayTV PC Edition are designed to run on a user’s existing
PC hardware with the addition of a TV tuner. You can then watch your shows through your PC’s monitor, or if you
have the proper connections on your video card, you can connect your PC to your TV.
The affordable and flexible ReplayTV PC Edition is ideal for many types of consumers including: people who want a
powerful PC-based DVR for their main room; those who want a second DVR available through the PC because the DVR
in the living room is in constant use; and people who love TV and want it on their laptop so they can watch shows
on the go. Here are examples of how the ReplayTV PC Edition can fit into people’s lifestyles:
Availability and Pricing
Easy Networking: ReplayTV’s PC Edition will be a valuable tool for expanding the home entertainment experience
throughout the home. With its advanced intelligent networking capabilities, family members will be able
to use their PCs to enjoy different TV programs in rooms throughout the house, giving everyone access to
their favorite shows!
The PC Space-Saver: For many dormitory-bound college students and young people moving into their first
apartments, the PC often becomes the center of their entertainment system. By allowing users to enjoy all their
favorite TV shows on the PC, ReplayTV’s PC Edition elevates the overall entertainment value of the PC. It’s a
space-saving and affordable solution for enjoying a high-quality TV and DVR experience.
ReplayTV PC Edition will be offered with a free 30-day trial download at ReplayTV.com. It can be purchased for $99.95,
which includes one year of ReplayTV Electronic Program Guide service for the PC Edition (annual fee thereafter: $19.95 per year).
ReplayTV PC Edition will also be bundled in the box with select Hauppauge WinTV/PVR tuner cards, also with a free 30-day trial.
ReplayTV PC Edition is compatible with select Hauppauge WinTV PVR tuner cards and uses Hauppauge’s remote control and
set-top box IR blaster, and is compatible with terrestrial antenna, most analog cable and select digital cable and
satellite set-top boxes.
ReplayTV PC Edition Companion (one ReplayTV PC Edition Companion required for each additional PC to access the ReplayTV PC Edition)
will also be available for purchase quarter 4 2006 at ReplayTV.com with a price of $49.95 each.
ReplayTV PC Edition is expected to be available in September 2006.
ReplayTV ® is the inventor and creator of DVR technology. ReplayTV has earned over 20 prestigious awards including
CNET’s Editors Choice Award and is the winner of an Emmy award for technological achievement. The company is a leader
in the DVR industry in groundbreaking innovations aimed at providing consumers with unmatched power and control in
maximizing their TV viewing experience with the best performance and best value. Founded in 1997, ReplayTV is
headquartered in Santa Clara , California . The ReplayTV ® brand is owned by D&M Holdings U.S., Inc., through
its wholly owned subsidiary Digital Networks North America, Inc.
About D&M Holdings Inc.
D&M Holdings Inc. (TSE II: 6735) is based in Kawasaki and owns the Denon®, Marantz®, McIntosh® Laboratory,
Boston Acoustics®, Snell Acoustics, D&M Professional, Denon DJ, ReplayTV® and Escient® brands. Denon, Marantz,
McIntosh and D&M Professional are global industry leaders in the specialist home theater, audio/video consumer
electronics or professional audio markets, with a strong and long-standing heritage of manufacturing and marketing
high-performance audio and video components. Boston Acoustics, with its signature The Boston Sound, is a leader
in premium loudspeakers for home and audio markets. Snell is a super premium speaker brand. The ReplayTV and Escient
brands represent award-winning technologies in digital home entertainment. Additional information is available at
Denon and Marantz are registered trademarks of D&M Holdings Inc.; McIntosh is a registered trademark of McIntosh
Laboratory, Inc.; Boston Acoustics is a registered trademark of Boston Acoustics, Inc. and ReplayTV and Escient
are registered trademarks of Digital Networks North America, Inc.
Statements in this news release that are not statements of historical fact include forward looking statements regarding
future events or the future financial performance of the company. We wish to caution you that such statements are just
predictions and that actual events or results may differ materially. Forward looking statements involve a number of
risks and uncertainties surrounding competitive and industry conditions, market acceptance for the company’s products,
risks of litigation, technological changes, developing industry standards and other factors related to the company’s
* Features expected to be available to all ReplayTV customers by the 4th quarter of 2006.
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