Home Media Networks And TwinHan Partner To Bring Digital TV To The PC

Home Media Networks Ltd, developer of network -capable home entertainment software, today announces that Taiwanese digital TV pioneers, TwinHan, will be bundling a trial version of its award -winning digital media centre software, ShowShifter DVB, with the company's VisionPlus DVB tuner cards.

Established in 1996, TwinHan Technology is the leading provider of complete Digital TV solutions, including Digital TV reception products and IA Boxes. TwinHan Technology employs 130 worldwide including Taiwan, China, Europe, and USA. It is dedicated to producing advanced products by leveraging core technologies such as integrated data processing, IC design, and hardware and software design

"At Home Media Networks we believe that the future of TV is digital," said Home Media Networks' CEO, John Croft. "ShowShifter DVB now makes up half of our sales, so it is important that we work with pioneers in digital broadcasting such as TwinHan."

ShowShifter allows users to watch, record and time -shift (pause) TV, play DVDs, CDs and MP3 music files all through one interface. The ability to control ShowShifter with a remote control and its unique Farview interface enables the consumer to use the product from anywhere in the room with a simple, unified interface for all home entertainment components (DVR, DVD, CD, etc. players), as with conventional home entertainment products.

"Digital TV will be the most innovative and revolutionary industry of the twenty -first century," comments TwinHan's Jackie Ku. "TwinHan Technology is concentrating on providing consumers with higher quality of digital video and audio entertainment, richer digital contents and more personalised interactive services. ShowShifter is an important step in achieving this."

TwinHan will be presenting the combined solution on Stand F317, Hall 2 at the world's second largest IT tradeshow, Computex, in Tailpai, Taiwan from 1st to 5th June 2004.

About Home Media Networks Ltd
Home Media Networks Ltd is a company focused on the fast growing digital entertainment sector, producing software that runs on standard PC platforms to allow the user to watch, record and pause TV, play DVDs, and listen to MP3 music files. Its solution, ShowShifter, allows the user to pause a TV show to be replayed later and can be controlled remotely using a standard infrared remote control. Through unique FarView technology interaction works equally well close up or at a distance from the screen. Showshifter is a replacement for TV, VCR, DVD and CD players in a traditional household, thus introducing numerous cost savings for the consumer. Home Media Networks Ltd is headquartered in Edinburgh, UK. ShowShifter can be downloaded from

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