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Hewlett-Packard announce the first home pc with an in-built DVD+RW

Hewlett-Packard announce the first home pc with an in-built DVD+RW - 

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The multimedia hp pavilion 7975 PC allows you to become a film director from home in just three easy steps:

1. Download raw video footage (analogue or digital) to your pc
2. Edit the footage using the software provided 
3. Burn to a DVD disc

The in-built DVD+RW drive in the hp pavilion 7975 incorporates the latest and most versatile DVD technology. It is the only rewritable format designed from the outset to be highly compatible across PCs and home entertainments systems. DVD+RW is simple to use and is the first DVD format that allows you to edit any frame of your movie without having to play it right through.

Once youve finished editing your movie, you can choose to play it back via your PC or television screen through the TV-out port on the hp pavilion 7975.

Designed for the home
Hp have designed the pc to fit well into a home environment. An ergonomic keyboard with one-touch Internet access and volume control buttons make it simple to use. In order to minimise untidy wires, the USB ports are positioned on the front of the tower and keyboard, making it easy to plug in accessories such as digital cameras. 

Software includes
Both new hp pavilion PCs include Microsoft Windows XP Operating System to provide customers with the latest in power and reliability. HP also provides users with a full range of software for all the family including:

 Microsoft Encarta World Atlas to make geography homework all the more enjoyable
 Microsoft Picture It! Publishing for easy editing of photos
 Pinnacle Studio DV for easy editing of home-movies
 MusicMatch Jukebox for creating and personalising your own CDs
 Microsoft Word 2000 for all word processing needs
 Microsoft Money 2001 to make organising the household finances less of a chore

Key features on the hp pavilion 7975:
 PCI video capture card IEEE11394
 Intel Pentium 4 1.8GHz
 DVD+RW 2.4x8x re-writable drive
 CD-RW 12x10x32x re-writable drive

Availability and Pricing
Available now for around 1,600.

DVD+RW explained
HP, MCC/Verbatim, Philips, Ricoh, Sony and Yamaha -- the developers, promoters and leaders in the CD-R and CD-RW technology -- are developing the next generation of optical storage technology with the DVD+RW format. The universally compatible, rewritable DVD format enables true convergence between personal computing and consumer electronics products. DVD+RW discs written on a DVD+RW recorder can be read and played by the vast majority of existing and future DVD players and DVD-ROM drives. Dell and Thompson Multimedia (manufacturer of RCA entertainment products) recently joined the companies to actively support and promote DVD+RW. More than 25 additional companies have formally pledged to support DVD+R and DVD+RW technology.

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