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 PowerCinema 6: Media Entertainment Center for the Home PC
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Message Text: CyberLink today launched CyberLink PowerCinema 6, a software solution that enables users to turn a home PC into a high-definition TV and multimedia entertainment center.

PowerCinema 6 offers features for enjoying TV, photos, videos, music, movie DVDs, and radio. With scheduled TV recording, support for high-definition digital TV, and easy channel management, PowerCinema 6 lets users access HDTV programming directly on their PC.

TV on the PC

- Scheduled Recording and Time-shift Playback turns a PC into a personal video recorder
- MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) support allows the playing of high-definition TV programs
- Multiple Subtitles and Audio can now be recorded at the same time, allowing users to switch languages while watching recorded TV
- Program Management automatically scans for available channels, allows uses to rename channels, and sort for recorded programs

Movie Playback

- Dolby Digital 7.1 support allows DVD playback of up to 7.1 channels of audio on a home theater system
- CyberLink TrueTheater Technology provides settings for lighting, screen ratio, and audio settings

Videos and Photos
- Instant Slideshows let users animate photos with a choice of styles, including the new 3D style
- Adjustable Thumbnails allow users to quickly enlarge the display size of videos and photos with the choice to see more details or more clips
- Video Thumbnail Display provides a visual summary of a video clip, letting users browse files more easily
- Improved Browsing lets users locate files by the date taken or personal 5-star ratings
- Video Playback supports the following formats: ASF, WMV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, DAT, DVR-MS, AVI (DivX requires a codec to be installed on the PC), MPEG-4 AVC H.264 (supports .ts, .m2ts, .264, .h264, and .avi), WTV
- Image Display supports the following formats: BMP, JPG, PNG

Music

- Music Playlist lets users nominate then quickly access their favorite audio tracks
- Quick Music Search enables fast location of music tracks using meta data information
- Audio Playback includes support for MP3, WMA, WAV, and CDA files, and Audio CDs

Radio
- Auto Scan locates FM stations automatically, offering easy setup
- Favorite Station List lets users find often-visited stations more easily
- Scheduled Recording and Timeshift Playback allows users to record their favorite radio shows and play them at a later date

New usability features include:

- Entertainment Interface organizes features by categorizing as Entertainment (DVDs, TV, music, radio) and Memories (videos and photos)
- Automatic Screen Detection identifies a user's screen size, and automatically sets for widescreen or 4:3 playback - Color-coded Hot Keys allow users to jump quickly to key features, with onscreen buttons or directly via color keys on the CyberLink Remote Control (available for purchase separately)
- Star Ratings let users rate and then more easily locate their favorite media
- Select Multiple Files allows users to select a group of files to play or edit
- Quick Review (recent photos/videos/music) enables users to browse photos and videos they have already viewed

CyberLink PowerCinema 6 is available from CyberLink's web store, supporting the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Traditional Chinese..

CyberLink PowerCinema 6 with digital TV tuner card $129.95 CyberLink PowerCinema 6 with analog TV tuner card $119.95 CyberLink PowerCinema 6 upgrade version $49.95
 
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