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Nero Digital Supported DVD Player Now Available

Ahead Software, leaders in digital media technology, in collaboration with Siemssen & Co. GmbH, specialists for technical consumer goods, today announced the launch of an innovative new DVD player, the first ever to support video files in the Nero Digital format for use in home movies.

Nero Digital(TM), co-developed by Ahead and Ateme, is the first complete MPEG-4 audio and video solution for home entertainment and CE devices. Siemssen and Ahead have jointly developed a hardware product that can now display video files coded in Nero Digital (MPEG-4) straight onto your TV screen in the same high quality you've come to expect.

The "SCO 5000ND" DVD player is now available at www.siemssen-resale.de for EUR 99.00.

TV premiere for Nero Recode video files

All you need to do to experience Nero Digital file formats "Live" on TV is to follow these three simple steps: First, install the Nero Recode CE DVD transcoding software that comes with the package on your PC, then convert the existing video files into Nero Digital format and finally burn them onto a CD or DVD. They are now ready to play back on the newly developed DVD player. The encoding process simultaneously reduces the films to a fraction of their original file size, with almost no apparent loss in quality.

"Personal" home movies - simple to use and without restriction

In addition to current standard functions and video file support, such as MP3, JPEG, VCD and SVCD, the "SCO 5000ND" DVD player manufactured by Siemssen also supports the playback of DVD audio files. The integration of Nero Digital offers enormous advantages, such as the support for various audio languages and subtitles. The latter can be retrieved using the same navigation buttons as those used to play back a standard DVD. In addition, the device is equipped with an AC3 Decoder as well as a YUV Output to enable full-screen reproduction (Progressive Scan) via video projectors, and plasma or LCD screens. The attractively designed slimline casing also offers other special features, such as a 5-in-1 card reader for all standard memory cards that allows MP3 files or even photo files to be visualized straight onto your TV screen. The product also supports DivX and Xvid playback functions, as well as the Nero Digital function.

"By combining the Nero Recode CE software with our devices, we now offer the complete solution for archiving video files in the best possible quality" stated Roberto Cataneo, Head of Digital Product Development at Siemssen, "We are very happy to have had the chance to collaborate with Ahead on developing our DVD products to include the Nero Digital standard profile in the last few months, thus allowing us to establish the first ever device of its kind on the market."

For additional information on Nero Digital, please visit www.nerodigital.com.

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