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Humax First to Offer Freeview Playback Group 2 Features on its PVR-9200T Digital Recorder Range

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Press Release

London, 3rd August 2007: Humax, one of the world's largest set-top box manufacturers, today announces that it is the first digital television recorder (DTR) manufacturer to pass the Freeview Playback* Group 2 standard; both the Humax PVR-9200TB and PVR-9200TS models meet the new standard which guarantees digital TV viewers the very latest recording features including:  

•    Series link - allows viewers to programme their DTR to automatically record every episode of a series, at the touch of a button

•    Split recording - enables viewers to record two-part programmes that may have a break in the middle for a news bulletin, such as films

•    Alternate instance recording - a new feature that alerts the viewer if a clash occurs in their recording schedule and suggests an alternative time if the programme is repeated at a later date

Humax will also ensure that existing PVR-9200T owners will be able to enjoy the new Freeview Playback Group 2 features, through an automatic, over-the-air software download. Humax is currently one of the only manufacturers to offer this facility.

The PVR-9200T range also offers one of the largest hard drives available for one touch, free-to-air digital TV recording and an unparalleled range of features, including schedule tracking and auto-buffering for accurate recording - ensuring any changes in schedule caused by breaking news items or over-running sports events are not missed. In addition, Humax will be the only manufacturer to upgrade existing products via an over-the-air software download

"It's great kudos for Humax to be the first manufacturer awarded Freeview Playback Group 2 status," said Graham North, UK commercial director, Humax. "Humax continues to lead the digital TV market, with a fantastic product portfolio that offers an enviable range of features, giving viewers everything they need to watch and record digital TV and embrace the UK's switchover to digital."

The twin tuner Freeview Playback Humax PVR-9200TB and PVR-9200TS also offer the following functionality:

•    Automatic installation

•    160GB hard drive – over 80 hours of recording time

•    Live pause

•    Instant rewind

•    The Humax easy-to-use, menu-driven interface

•    Eight day electronic programme guide (EPG)

•    An MHEG-5 engine allowing digital text and interactive services

•    High quality Dolby Digital Audio output

•    USB port for connectivity to your PC

The Freeview Playback Group 2 PVR-9200T range will be available on UK high streets, with each model priced at around £229.99. For product availability and stockists please visit www.humaxdigital.com/uk.

For further information on Freeview Playback, please visit www.freeviewplayback.co.uk.