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Micronas integrates hard-disk recording into IDTVs

Posted: 26 Aug 2003 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:micronas? software package? integrated digital tv? set-top box? mde 9500?

Micronas has announced a software package enabling hard-disk recording in IDTVs (integrated digital TVs) and STBs (set-top boxes). Combining a hard-disk file system and a recording engine based on the company's MDE 9500 single-chip DVB decoder platform, the software makes it possible to provide convenient hard-disk recording and time-shift features in an advanced single-CPU IDTV.

The MDE 9500 platform IC is claimed by the company as the industry's first single-chip TV decoder for cost-effective IDTV sets. All functions required to decode digital and analog programs, as well as associated mainstream interactive services, are integrated in the product.

According to Peter Rost, marketing director of digital TV, "Hard-disk recording, especially when combined with a reliable electronic program guide, is much more convenient than the traditional VCR video tape. Once you've tried hard-disk recording, you will never want to miss this feature again."

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