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Humax Launches New TiVo-Equipped DVD Recorder

The new unit is compatible with all television programming sources.

Irvine, CA–Humax USA, in partnership with TiVo, has introduced the new Humax DRT400 DVD Recorder with TiVo service.

Comprised of a 40-hour TiVo Series2 DVR, a DVD recorder (-R -R/W) and a progressive scan DVD player, the DRT400 sells for $399 suggested retail and is available now at select retailers nationwide. Like its predecessor (DRT800), the DRT400 is compatible with all television programming sources including cable, digital cable, satellite, and traditional off-air antennas.

The unit offers TiVo service (activation required), with the ability to control live TV as well as unique search and recording conveniences such as Season Pass recordings, WishList searches, and online scheduling. The incorporated Home Media features enable connection to a home network for access to digital photos and music stored on the PC, as well as transferring content among multiple TiVo boxes on the same network.

Tony Goncalves, Humax USA Strategic Marketing and Business Development VP, stated, With this new 40-hour version of our award-winning DVD Recorders with TiVo service, Humax is able to hit a lower $399 price point. In doing so, broader spectrums of consumers are now able to take advantage of easy DVD recording and the full-featured TiVo service.

This product offers a fantastic lifestyle appeal too, added Goncalves. Its perfect for the family or frequent traveler that will regularly transfer
programs to DVD for playback on the road–a great way to take advantage of the many new cars outfitted with DVD players today–and portable DVD
players too.

Starting late summer 2005, the Humax DRT Series of DVD Recorders with TiVo service will be compatible with the new TiVoToGo feature, allowing video content stored on the hard drive to be transferred to a PC or Portable Media Centers.

The TiVo service is required and sold separately for $12.95 per month, or a
one-time fee of $299 for product lifetime service.

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