Hauppage release Hybrid PC TV card

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Media Centre PCs: a few years ago just the fevered dream of a tech synergy maniac. While it’s still a concept to win me over, so many of the releases we’ve seen recently (such as Sony’s new Media centre and the Zone Player digital streaming system) have been media centre friendly. And here’s another one: the Hauppage Digital "Hybrid" TV card, which features both an analogue and digital TV tuner. The PCI card, dubbed the WinTV HVR-1100, will be available from the end of next week in July, and is compatible with microsoft Windows Media Centre Edition 2005. While not exactly revolutionary, in could appeal to some media centre buffs. The card is expected to retail for £79.99.

Chris Cornwell