NVidia to enter TV/DVD Card market
08/28/2001 12:45:08 AM MDT Albuquerque, Nm
By Dustin D. Brand; Owner AMO
NVidia to grab more market share by entering TV/DVD Graphics card market.
NVidia, the largest manufacturer of Graphics Card Chipsets in the world is entering the TV/DVD card market.
Competitors already in the market include ATI, and Sony. ATI makes the Radeon "All in wonder" graphics card, with all the same features slated for the new NVidia card.
NVidia's new graphics card, expected in the fall, will provide all of the functions of a digital video recorder (DVR), including the ability to pause live TV, fast-forward through commercials and schedule recording ahead of time.
The new card will come in many variations, depending on the speed of the NVidia graphics chip used. VisionTek and Compro Technology will sell the cards at retail, using Nvidia chips and reference designs. VisionTek was one of the first manufacturers to carry NVidia's new GeForce3 graphics cards.
"This product fills a space in our product offerings that we haven't had," the Nvidia representative said.
NVidia's new TV/DVD Card will be called the NVidia Personal Cinema, and will utilize a traditional universal remote control to operate it, in addition to on-screen controls.
The NVidia Personal Cinema will include hook ups for devices such as speakers, camcorders, TV's and DVD players via an external box that connects to the card via a cable.
Gemstar-TV Guide International will provide the interactive programming guide for the card.
A Custom NVidia Graphics Chip is also going to be used in the upcoming Microsoft XBOX Video Game System.
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