ReplayTV will introduce new digital video recorder software in 2006 for Windows personal computers. The software solution will be based on RePlay’s hardware DVR products.
The company has teamed with Hauppauge Computer Works, a manufacturer of broadcast television receivers for PCs, to create the software. ReplayTV plans to bundle the new software application with Hauppauge’s tuner/encoder PC cards.
Hauppauge’s WinTV-PVR tuner-encoder product, which allows Windows computers to receive and record off-air television, will be sold with ReplayTV software starting next year in North America.
ReplayTV, along with competitor TiVo, were pioneers in the DVR market. Their products were the first to enable television viewers to pause, rewind and replay live broadcasts by recording them onto computer hard drives.