1/5/2006

Broadcom unveils chip that plays Blu-Ray, HD-DVD

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 4:01 am

Broadcom Corp. could help PC and DVD manufacturers sidestep the choice between two high-definition recording standards with a chip that can decode signals recorded in either format.

The chip company unveiled the BCM7411D chip today, ahead of the 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show where high-definition players and recorders based on the Blu-Ray and HD-DVD standards are expected to be showcased.

The chip supports the H.264 and VC-1 recording standards, both of which are used by Blu-Ray and HD DVD recording technology. It also supports video recorded in the high-definition MPEG-2 format. The company released a reference design with the BCM7411D and a companion chip that gives manufacturers a blueprint to build high-definition DVD players.

“Our chip set will play 100% of HD-DVD and 100% of Blu-Ray, and all the special features that come with that,” Goldberg said.

Source: computer world

 

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