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For Immediate Release
December 15, 2004
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Irvine, CA – Dec. 15, 2004 – Humax USA, the “Easy-Digital” company, today announced that its new DRT800 DVD Recorder with TiVo service has received a Top Choice Award by the editors of DVD ETC. Magazine for its outstanding value in combining an 80-hour digital video recorder (DVR) with the TiVo service, a DVD recorder, and a progressive scan DVD player, all for a price of $399.

The Humax DRT800’s 3-in-1 functionality coupled with TiVo’s best-of-breed service and intuitive user-interface allows consumers to easily find, record and burn their favorite TV programs and movies to DVD and play them back, all within the same unit. Ideal for capturing and recording celebration activities this holiday season, home movies can also be easily transferred to DVD via the camcorder audio and video connections located on the unit’s front-panel, which includes a Digital Video (DV) Input.

DVD ETC. Magazine editor-in-chief Clint Walker said, “We awarded the DRT800 with our Top Choice Award because it represents the pinnacle of value product in digital video recorders and finally welcomes the mainstream consumer in cost effective components that make living in the digital domain easier.”

Humax USA Business Development and Strategic Marketing VP Tony Goncalves said, “We are honored to have been recognized by DVD ETC. Magazine for this award. Just recently hitting retailer’s shelves and already receiving accolades from the press, retailers and consumers, the DRT800 is quickly proving to be a must-have for anyone interested in watching and recording their favorite TV programs and movies, making it this holiday season’s ultimate consumer electronics gift choice.”

For $399 after a $100 TiVo service activation rebate, the Humax DRT800 is available at retailers nationwide including, Best Buy,, Circuit City, Good Guys,, J&R Music, Sam’s Club, and

TiVo Service
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™, WishList™, 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 High-resolution photography of the Humax DRT800 DVD Recorder with TiVo service is available for immediate download by visiting

For more information on the TiVo service, please go to

About Humax
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 or phone toll free – 1-866-HUMAXUSA.

About TiVo Inc.
Founded in 1997, TiVo (NASDAQ: 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.

TiVo and the TiVo Logo are registered trademarks of TiVo Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. TiVo Series2, Season Pass, and WishList are trademarks of TiVo Inc. All rights reserved. All other company or product names mentioned may be trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.


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