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Hauppauge Launches Colossus HD Video Recorder

Hauppauge Digital announced its new Colossus internal PCI Express board, which is capable of recording component video and unencrypted HDMI video at up to 1080i.

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Hauppauge Launches Colossus High Definition H.264 Video Recorder for PCs

Full Height Internal PCI Express Card Records High Definition Video up to 1080i from Component and HDMI Sources
2011 International CES

LAS VEGAS–2011 International CES, Booth C9542: Hauppauge Digital, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAUP), the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of TV tuner products for personal computers, today launched its new Colossus internal PCI Express board capable of recording component video and unencrypted HDMI video at up to 1080i from sources such as the Xbox360 and digital SLR cameras.

The latest addition to Hauppauge’s line of high definition video recorders, Colossus is similar to the company’s HD PVR external USB-based H.264 recorder, but offers expanded capability to include HD video recording from the HDMI port on the Xbox360 game console. When connected to an Xbox360, an HDMI cable can be used to record game play at video resolutions up to 1080i. When connected to a Playstation3, game play is recorded using component video at 1080i resolution.

Colossus allows users to make high definition video recordings of their highest-score games and even game tutorials, directly from the game console. Users can record game play in HD and then upload the recording to YouTube or other popular game recording websites. Colossus features pass-through support for component video and digital audio, enabling users to monitor game play on an HD TV set while recording.

When connected to a cable TV or satellite set top box, Colossus users can record TV programs in HD. Colossus includes an IR blaster and the latest WinTV v7 application so that users can schedule a recording and have the Colossus “blast” channel commands to the set top box at the appropriate time.

With Colossus connected to a set top box, a user can record a TV show or a complete TV series in high definition to their PCs hard disk, make HD libraries of favourite TV programs and then playback to the PC screen or burn the recording onto a disk in a high definition Blu-ray™ format.

Colossus is supplied with two applications: the Hauppauge WinTV v7 application for scheduled recording of TV programs from cable TV and satellite set top boxes, and Arcsoft’s ShowBiz, which allows users to record from a game console, trim the beginning and end of video recordings and immediately upload the recordings to YouTube. ShowBiz makes recording video game play and uploading to YouTube with Colossus easy.

SageTV, a software company based in Inglewood, California, has announced support for Colossus in their Windows-based digital video application, SageTV 7.x. SageTV is a popular application providing complete DVR capability on a PC.

Colossus will have a MSRP of $159 and will be available late January 2011.

About Hauppauge
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., PCTV Systems Sarl 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 R&D offices in New York, Braunschweig, Germany and Taipei, and 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.