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rex 08-06-2008 01:41 PM

New Chip promises smaller, faster, cheaper BD players
 
NEC has announced that it has successfully fitted "analog-to-digital conversion, HDMI output, and sound encoding/decoding", all the major functions of Blu-ray, onto a new single chip dubbed the EMMA 3PF.

The chip should being shipping in September and will help to reduce production costs of Blu-ray players and drives. NEC says the chip will "significantly" reduce the amount of physical space required for players so consumers hopefully will soon enjoy thinner, cheaper players.

Notably, the new chip will also include a multicore CPU that should greatly improve start up time for Blu-ray players, an issue that has bugged many buyers since Blu-ray players began hitting the market. The new chip supports Profile 2.0 and NEC says "monthly production is expected to be 1,000,000 units from the fourth quarter of 2008."

http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/News...x?NewsId=23820

TheMoose 08-06-2008 03:59 PM

Re: New Chip promises smaller, faster, cheaper BD players
 
Faster & cheaper is good!! :D

wes 08-06-2008 04:47 PM

Re: New Chip promises smaller, faster, cheaper BD players
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rex (Post 16927)
NEC has announced that it has successfully fitted "analog-to-digital conversion, HDMI output, and sound encoding/decoding", all the major functions of Blu-ray, onto a new single chip dubbed the EMMA 3PF. The chip should being shipping in September and will help to reduce production costs of Blu-ray players and drives. NEC says the chip will "significantly" reduce the amount of physical space required for players so consumers hopefully will soon enjoy thinner, cheaper players. Notably, the new chip will also include a multicore CPU that should greatly improve start up time for Blu-ray players, an issue that has bugged many buyers since Blu-ray players began hitting the market. The new chip supports Profile 2.0 and NEC says "monthly production is expected to be 1,000,000 units from the fourth quarter of 2008." http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/News...x?NewsId=23820


That is what Oppo has been waiting for, so we might see players with this in 2009!!


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