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New chip decodes both Blu-ray and HD-DVD

The chip company Broadcom has unveiled its BCM7411D chip, which it claims is the industry’s first high definition (HD) audio/video decoder chip that is fully compliant with the emerging Blu-ray and HD DVD optical disc formats; decoding signals recorded in either format.

"Our chip set will play 100 percent of HD-DVD and 100 percent of Blu-ray, and all the special features that come with that," claimed Jonathan Goldberg, senior product line manager with Broadcom.

The chip supports the H.264 and VC-1 recording standards used by Blu-ray and HD-DVD recording technology and supports video recorded in the high-definition MPEG-2 format providing full backwards compatibility for current DVD video titles as well as new HD DVD titles that may be authored in an MPEG-2 format.

The company also released a reference design with the BCM7411D and a companion chip that gives manufacturers a blueprint to build high-definition DVD players.

Story filed 15.01.06

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