Sunday, August 15, 2004

HUSH ATX Media PVR

HUSH PVRHush Technology is coming out with another cool product. Their Hush ATX Media PVR is a silent Microsoft Windows XP based PVR and media center, that looks like it does a lot of cool stuff. Here are the specs of the hardware:
  • Hush ATX Aluminium Case with 3 Heatpipes,
  • 240 Watt Power Supply, Fanless,
  • Mainboard FIC P4-865PE, Socket 478, Intel Chipset 865PE, FSB 800
  • 2.8GHz Intel® Celeron® Processor,
  • 512MB DDRAM PC400 (2x256MB),
  • 160GB Samsung HDD, 7200 RPM,
  • Teac DVD-R / RAM / CDR-W Combo, DV-W22E, Slim Line,
  • Radeon 92V, 128MB DDR SDRAM incl. Graphic Card-Kit
  • DVI+CRT+TV out, Fanless, AGP 8X RiserCard,
  • Hauppauge NOVA-S, Digital SAT TV Card PCI,
  • 4x USB 2.0, 2x IEEE 1394 FireWire, RS232, parallel, Mouse and Keyboard Ports,
  • 6 channal Audio Realtec ALC650 Sound 5.1, SPDIF out (Optical/RCA)
  • 10/100 LAN Ethernet on Board,
  • USB / FireWire Panel in Front, for 2xUSB + 2xFireWire in Front,
  • ATI Remote Wonder - Remote Control
Since the only input looks to be the Hauppauge NOVA-S, Digital SAT TV Card, I don't think that this will work in the US, without some modification. I wonder if it could be replaced with a NTSC or ATSC card, and the software would just recognize it.

Also I am not sure about how much this will cost when it does come out, and if it comes out in the US.


Here are some screen shots of the interface:

Controlling TV
MUTE PVR Pause TV

DVD player
HUSH PVR DVD

Guide
HUSH PVR Guide

Music Player
HUSH PVR music

Photo Viewer
HUSH PVR Photos