Humax Announces TiVo-Powered DRT-800 DVR and DVD Recorder
NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2004 - Humax USA, the "Easy-Digital" company, in its partnership with TiVo (Nasdaq: TIVO - News), the creator of and a leader in television services for digital video recorders (DVR), today redefine the DVD Recording consumer experience with the introduction of the new Humax DRT800 DVD recorder with TiVo® service.* With the incredibly low price of $399, after $100 rebate, and the unmatched set of features from the TiVo service not found with any other DVD recorder, the DRT800 is the clear choice for consumers interested in the best home entertainment experience. The Humax DVD recorder with TiVo service is available today from retailers nationwide including Amazon.com, Best Buy, Buy.com, Circuit City, Good Guys, Humaxusa.com, J & R Music, Sam's Club, and TiVo.com.
"The VCR has never delivered on the promise of 'easy recording' and DVD recorders in the past have proven to be too complicated to be useful for consumers. The DRT800 eliminates the confusion and complexity of DVD recording and offers seamless integration of the easy-to-use TiVo service, once again raising the bar for what consumers should expect from their home entertainment," said Matt Wisk, chief marketing officer at TiVo Inc. "With the introduction of the DRT800, TiVo continues to lead in innovation and command its place in the digital living room."
"Humax's extensive experience in delivering cost effective state of the art products is clearly displayed in this product. We've successfully broken the entry barrier for consumers looking for an intuitive DVD Recording experience. For an incredible value of $399, our DRT800 DVD Recorder offers consumers feature-rich DVD playing and burning functionality combined with the best-in-class DVR, TiVo," said TH Kim, president of Humax USA. "If you are looking for a DVD recorder or DVR, look no further, no other product available today offers the ease of use and full functionally offered by DRT800, DVD Recorder with TiVo service at such an accessible price point."
Eliminating the need for multiple home entertainment devices, Humax has designed the DVD recorder as a 3-in-1 device which includes, an 80-hour digital video recorder (DVR) with the TiVo service, a DVD recorder, and a progressive scan DVD player that delivers sharper and more vivid playback than most standard DVD players. The DVD Recorder with TiVo service is compatible with all programming sources including cable, digital cable, satellite and traditional off-air antennas. Furthermore, unlike other DVD recorders, it allows consumers to burn DVDs in the background while recording or watching live TV.
For only $12.95 per month for the first box and $6.95 per month for additional boxes,* the TiVo service included with the Humax DVD Recorder offers the same intuitive user-interface from TiVo that consumers love, and the popular service features only available from TiVo, such as Season Pass(TM), WishList(TM), Online Scheduling, and Home Media Features that provide the ability to connect a TiVo box to a home network, view digital music and photos through a home theater system, and access multi-room viewing. Furthermore, with the advanced search capabilities of the TiVo service, not available from other DVD recorders, consumers can quickly find and record specific shows that can be burned to DVD, making it ideal for traveling or archiving to watch when and where they want.
Key Features of the Humax DRT800 DVD-R with TiVo Service:
- 3-in-1 Humax offers easy-to-use interface for recording, playback and burning TV programming to DVD.
- 80 hours of recording capacity on Hard Disk Drive.
- Broadband connection allows you to connect to your home network to enjoy the Home Media Features that enable consumers to access digital photos and music from their PC, schedule recordings online, and access programming from multiple TiVo boxes.
- Only the TiVo service burns DVDs in background; you can still record and watch live TV.
- Only the TiVo service allows you to manage what's stored on the hard disc. You never have to worry about a program getting deleted.
- Now Playing menu makes it easy to find the shows you recorded onto DVD.
- Only the TiVo service works with any programming source including cable, digital cable, satellite, and antenna.
- Includes DV input for camcorder transfers directly to DVD and a set of Front AV inputs for easy access to analog video transfers.
Consumers can find a complete list of participating retailers at http://www.humaxusa.com .
For more information on the TiVo service, please go to http://www.tivo.com .
Founded in 1989, Humax Co. Ltd of Korea is one of the world's leading digital satellite set-top box manufacturers, exporting its products to more than 90 countries across the globe. Listed on the Korean stock exchange (KOSDAQ), the company's international headquarters and R & D facility are based in Korea with offices in Dubai, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US. In 1997, the company opened a manufacturing facility in Northern Ireland that won a Queen's Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2002. Further production facilities are located in Korea, India and China. Humax recorded revenues exceeded US $300 million in 2003 and has announced plans to increase this figure to $1 billion by 2006. Humax's US headquarters are located in Irvine, CA. For additional information please visit http://www.humaxusa.com or phone toll free -- 1-866-HUMAXUSA.
About TiVo Inc.
Founded in 1997, TiVo, a pioneer in home entertainment, created a brand new category of products with the development of the first digital video recorder (DVR). Today, the company continues to revolutionize the way consumers watch and access home entertainment by making TiVo the focal point of the digital living room, a center for sharing and experiencing television, music, photos and other content. TiVo connects consumers to the digital entertainment they want, where and when they want it. The company is based in Alviso, Calif.
The TiVo service is required and sold separately. Pricing, terms and conditions of TiVo service are subject to change without notice. TiVo service is accessed through a standard telephone line and is available as a local call in most areas. In some areas, local and long-distance toll charges may apply.