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Hitachi PCs Including InterVideo InstantON

From InterVideo’s press release:

By adding InstantON PC/CE convergence technology, the Hitachi PCs become complete home and on-the-go entertainment centers with fast CE-like access and remote control for enjoying TV and music. Available exclusively in Japan, the Hitachi Prius PCs are also bundled with the OEM version of InterVideo’s WinDVD DVD playback software and WinDVD Creator2 Platinum, a complete, fully integrated software solution for quickly creating videos that are entertaining and professional looking.

Scheduled to begin shipping later this month, the new J Series Prius Deck and Prius Air models are well-equipped to deliver the power required for multimedia and home entertainment applications. All J Series models also feature DVD Super Multi drives that support the DVD±R/RW, DVD-RAM and CD formats. Hitachi’s new J Series Prius Deck PCs include the DS77J, DS37J, DS75J, DS73J and DS71J models–all with 160 to 200GB HDs and either an HT Technology Intel Pentium 4 or Intel Celeron CPU. The Prius Air Model AR53J notebook features an Intel Pentium 4 2.80GHZ CPU. The AR33J model has an Intel Celeron 2.50GHZ CPU. Both notebooks also include a 160GB HD.

With InterVideo’s InstantON dual-boot configuration, the Hitachi Prius PCs can be used for both Windows PC-based computing tasks and CE entertainment. The entertainment features instantly come to life with the push of a button. Consumers can watch DVDs and home VCDs or SVCD videos with superior clarity and can listen to music with rich surround sound. InstantON also provides TV viewing that users can enjoy from the comfort of their living room couch. Playback is enhanced with advanced navigation technology that allows users to skip DVD chapters, fast forward/backward, pause and enjoy different camera angles.

Hitachi J Series Prius Deck and Prius Air notebooks with InterVideo InstantON technology, WinDVD and WinDVD Creator 2 can be purchased through the company’s retail and reseller channels or at the Hitachi online store at http://www.intervideo.com/jsp/www.hitachi.co.jp.