ArcSoft Announces Support for NVIDIA(R) PureVideo(TM) HD Technology

BERLIN—(BUSINESS WIRE)—August 31, 2007— ArcSoft, Inc. announced that the ArcSoft Digital Theatre(TM) 2 video player now takes advantage of the PureVideo(TM) HD technology found in the NVIDIA GeForce(R) 7 and 8 Series of GPUs, including the latest GeForce 8400, GeForce 8500, and GeForce 8600 GPUs. Digital Theatre 2 is a breakthrough player that supports both HD DVD and Blu-ray playback, plus DVD movies and a variety of multimedia files. NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology is a combination of high-definition movie decode acceleration and post-processing, HDCP circuitry, and integration with high-definition movie players like Digital Theatre. PureVideo HD technology helps deliver the ultimate Blu-ray and HD DVD movie experience on PCs and notebook computers.

"We are delighted to be working together with NVIDIA to provide high definition video solutions," said Michael Downs, ArcSoft Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. "Through our collaboration, we have been able to take advantage of unique features within the NVIDIA hardware to improve video performance and quality, as well as implement new security features required by the Blu-ray and HD DVD formats."

"ArcSoft's implementation of NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology gives consumers a player that delivers smooth, high performance playback of HD content on PCs equipped with GeForce GPUs," stated Scott Vouri, General Manager of the Multimedia Business Unit at NVIDIA. "By adding support for our new GeForce 8400, 8500,and 8600 GPUs, ArcSoft Digital Theatre 2 delivers a fast, easy to use movie watching experience, even on mainstream PCs."

Available as a standalone application, Digital Theatre is also part of ArcSoft TotalMedia(TM) Extreme, an integrated software suite that contains four primary applications: Digital Theatre 2, TotalMedia Studio MV, TotalMedia Studio AV, and TotalMedia Backup & Record. The application suite provides video playback, video editing and authoring, data mastering, and backup solutions for virtually all optical media, including Blu-ray discs, HD DVDs, DVDs, and CDs.

ArcSoft Digital Theatre(TM) 2 Key Features:

-- High definition, full resolution playback of HD DVD, Blu-ray, and DVD

-- Advanced video decoding: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, and SMPTE VC1 codecs

-- Playback of multimedia files: QuickTime, RealPlayer, DVR-MS, WMV HD, and H.264 HD videos

-- Windows Vista Media Center Edition 10-foot user experience plug-in for HD DVD and Blu-ray

About ArcSoft

ArcSoft, Inc. is an industry leading software developer of multimedia technologies and applications across desktop and embedded platforms. Working closely with major OEM manufacturers, ArcSoft offers a full line of imaging and video solutions that enhance the features, performance, and user experience of mobile phones, digital cameras, optical drives, personal computers, and consumer electronics devices. For further details, visit

(C) 2007. All rights reserved. ArcSoft and the ArcSoft logo are registered trademarks of ArcSoft, Inc. ArcSoft Digital Theatre and ArcSoft TotalMedia are trademarks of ArcSoft, Inc. All other products and companies named herein are trademarks of their respective owners.


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