HAVA Gold HD competes with Slingbox

Sling Media’s Slingbox has a competitor in the form of HAVA’s Gold HD. Available for sale already, the Gold HD transforms your Windows-based computer into a TiVo-like recorder, with the additional abilities to stream MPEG 2 and MPEG 4 video over to other computers simultaneously as well. Current users of Windows XP Media Center Edition and future Vista users will be able to utilize the HAVA Gold HD as a TV tuner. Competition is good, as usually it means the consumer wins out in the end. You can pick up the HAVA Gold HD for $129. Check out the specifications after the jump.

• Component Input and support for HD video source (1080i, 720p, 480p/576p) played back in the native 16:9 aspect ratio on the client display
• Supports Windows Vista
• Windows XP Media Center Edition integration – appears as an installed TV-tuner card
• Connects to any TV source such as Cable, Satellite, DVD, TiVo or a Camcorder
• Enables TiVo-like functionality on the PC. Users can record, store, pause, rewind and fast forward stored video
• All inputs include a pass through connector, eliminating the use of splitters when connecting HAVA to home video equipment
• Streams video at an average of 8Mbps directly to PCs in home network in MPEG-2 full D1 resolution, at 720 x 480 pixels
• Streams MPEG-2 format over the home network, MPEG-4 format over the Internet
• Schedule and record programs for later viewing
• Allows burning of stored material to DVD

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