From NVIDIA’s press release:
The newest product addition to the NVIDIA Personal Cinema product family provides consumers with an easy and affordable way to transform their desktop PCs into digital entertainment centers by combining full digital video recorder (DVR) functionality and video editing software with the power and performance of the award-winning NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 graphics processing units (GPUs).
A complete multimedia hardware and software solution, NVIDIA Personal Cinema includes an integrated TV tuner/graphics card with support for digital (DVI) and analog (VGA) monitors, a multifunction remote control (with USB receiver), a media hub that allows for easy connectivity of audio/video peripherals, and the new NVIDIA ForceWare Multimedia software application. The addition of the GeForce FX 5700 model to the Personal Cinema family also features component-out video support for both high definition (HD) and progressive scan/standard definition (SD) TV formats.
â€œThe PC has evolved into a multifunctional device. Consumers today want to use their PCs to watch TV and DVDs, create videos, listen to music, play games, and more. NVIDIA Personal Cinema empowers them to do all of that and more,â€ said Ujesh Desai, general manager of desktop products at NVIDIA. â€œThe addition of ForceWare Multimedia to the product line is a definite value-add and makes it easier than ever for consumers to watch, edit, play and burn content with one, easy-to-use product.â€
With NVIDIA Personal Cinema consumers can:
- Watch TV, DVDs, and digital photo slideshows on their PC. Channel surf, record, and â€œtimeshiftâ€ live TV. Find programs quickly and easily with the free Gemstar GUIDE Plus+/G-GUIDE system electronic program guide (EPG). Experience smooth playback of DVDs and create slideshows for digital photos to showcase on large displays.
- Edit home movies and video content with ease. NVIDIA Personal Cinema includes full versions of Ulead DVD MovieFactory 2.5 and Ulead VideoStudio 7.1SE software for easy video capture and editing.
- Burn TV, home movies or any video source directly to DVD, CD, or hard drive. Real-time authoring and simultaneous watch-and-record capabilities give consumers added flexibility over where and when they watch their favorite TV programs and videos.
- Listen to FM radio with an on-board radio tuner that also allows for recording and timeshifting of radio content.
- Play the latest 3D games with NVIDIA GeForce FX graphics. The award-winning GeForce FX graphics delivers a full support for the latest Microsoft DirectX 9.0-based applications and games and supercharges any gaming experience with blazing-fast performance. NVIDIA ForceWare graphics drivers deliver rock-solid stability and reliability and compatibility for hassle-free gaming, the way it’s meant to be played.
Now shipping inNorth America from add-in card vendor eVGA.com (http://www.evga.com/), NVIDIA Personal Cinema FX 5700 joins a product family offered by the Company, which also includes product bundles based on the GeForce FX 5200 and 5600 models. The NVIDIA Personal Cinema FX series is also available inEurope andAsia. For a complete list of partners, or additional information about the product, please visit the NVIDIA Web site at http://www.nvidia.com/.