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Amazon Wins ReplayTV Distribution Status

3/25/2002 02:50:00 PM Eastern

Santa Clara, Calif. - SONICblue, makers of the ReplayTV 4000 series of broadband, networkable digital video recorders, said it has named Amazon.com as the products' 'first online reseller.'

Further, SONICblue said Amazon.com will be 'the exclusive national retailer of ReplayTV 4000 - online or off - through the end of May.'

'As a top online consumer electronics retailer, Amazon.com will enable us to quickly and effectively expose the ReplayTV 4000 to a broader consumer market,' said Jim Hollingsworth, vice president of worldwide sales, SONICblue. 'We are confident that ReplayTV 4000 will prove to be highly successful among Amazon.com's Internet-savvy customer base and we look forward to working with them to expand our retail presence, thereby strengthening our position in the rapidly growing DVR market space.'

SONICblue's ReplayTV 4000 allows television viewers to automatically record their favorite shows without videotape, pause and instantly replay live television, and choose to skip over commercials without fast forwarding.

With its broadband connectivity, customers can send video over the Internet to friends and family who own ReplayTV 4000s, stream video to other ReplayTVs in the home, and view digital photo slide shows on the television.

The ReplayTV Channel Guide, downloaded daily through a broadband connection, offers a convenient, grid-based list of shows that can be recorded at the touch of a button. With up to 320 hours of storage capacity.

SONICblue's ReplayTV series is available in four models: ReplayTV 4040 (40 hours of storage) for $699.99; ReplayTV 4080 (80 hours) for $999.99; ReplayTV 4160 (160 hours) for $1,499.99; and the ReplayTV 4320 (320 hours) for $1,999. Prices incorporate lifetime service costs.

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