Digital TV-Via-PC Maker Signs Program Guide9 Sep, 2002 By: Hive News
Digital Stream Technology, Inc. has selected Decisionmark Corp.'s TitanTV.com as the exclusive electronic program guide (EPG) for its HiDTV Pro 2.0 digital TV PC tuner in the United States, the companies announced today.The HiDTV Pro 2.0 allows users to receive and record digital TV, NTSC and analog broadcasts directly from a PC computer. By incorporating Decisionmark's TitanTV.com into its hardware, Digital Stream can offer its U.S. customers up-to-the-minute TV guide listings."By incorporating TitanTV.com into our DTV PC tuner, we are confident that we are providing the very best all-around PC TV entertainment experience for our customers," said Chris Lee, Digital Stream's sales and marketing manager. "Its ease-of-use and ability to provide the most up-to-date broadcast programming assures us that our customers will be completely satisfied with our product and their recording encounter."Digital Stream selected TitanTV.com because of Decisionmark's history of providing Internet-based broadcast industry solutions in digital and analog over-the-air reception, a spokesperson said. U.S. broadcasters update TitanTV.com's program guide, allowing them to make program changes in real time for greater accuracy."We have worked tirelessly to create an EPG that is fast, easy-to-use and accurate up to the minute," said Jack Perry, president and CEO of Decisionmark. "We are very pleased that Digital STREAM has recognized our efforts and we look forward to a long and rewarding relationship." The Digital Stream HiDTV Pro 2.0 HDTV/SDTV/NTSC PC receiver card is available for preorder at PC DTV Technologies' Web site (pc-dtv.com) and is ready to ship to North American customers. Two different Packages of the HiDTV Pro card will be offered: The HiDTV Pro standard edition includes the HiDTV Pro card, infrared remote control and serial receiver, installation CD, A/V extension cable and quick start guide. The US retail price is $369. The HiDTV Pro premium edition includes, besides a HiDTV Pro card the with many PC software applications, compatible StreamZAP(TM) infrared remote control and USB receiver, installation CD, A/V extension cable and quick start guide. For a limited time users also receive a free bonus -- the Digital Stream Planar UHF indoor antenna. The US retail price is $399.