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In a stampede toward PC TV, 'programmable broadband' emerges

1/19/2009 02:00 PM EST
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CharlieCL
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CharlieCL   1/21/2009 2:07:03 AM
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This is a wonderful chip if it is going to work. At least we do not need to test two cards in North America and Asia.

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CrestaTV marketing   1/20/2009 6:31:02 PM
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CrestaTech is looking forward to deployment of new standards like ATSC M/H for mobiles in the USA and DVBT2 in Europe for high definition and improved reception. In fact, this is the motivation for CrestaTech "Programmable Broadband" technology. As new TV standards get adopted and deployed, a simple software upgrade allows the CrestaTV 'universal broadband receiver' to support them. While conventional 'hardware' centric demodulator vendors debate or struggle through another round of costly and time consuming design, tape-out and re-tape out, CrestaTV customers will enjoy the benefits of these new TV standards right away. www.crestatech.com

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Kumaramitabh   1/20/2009 5:25:42 AM
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I fee that with the new ATSC Mobile handheld standard which has the spport of OMVC, most stations will move to this mode of add on broadcasting for mobiles through 2009.The new technology which has passed successful trials with OMVC and ATSC partnership, and now recognized as a draft standard is precisely what has been lacking in the Mobile TV scene so far, and one that has kept the number of users odest. There were too many variants inculuding those based on 3G ( MobiTV) or FLO. With markets fragmented in such a manner, it was no surprise that no viable business could be built. With ATSC standards, it is quite likely that the decoder will be part of virtually any handset. We expect to see a vast change in fortunes as a result of these developments in 2009. We also need to remember that the MobiTV numbrs had crossed 5 million. Hence the developments are now stated to happen in a field which has battled all odds to amass these numbers. http://www.mobiletvhome.com

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GeorgeHaber   1/20/2009 1:48:43 AM
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CrestaTV is the only truly Universal solution. All inclusive Region Free. Other vendors implement only a subset of the global standards. This simply can not scale or be updated to follow new emerging standards. Power Consumption and Battery Life :) Not a problem insignificant. For New Computers, anyway most of the Battery Power is consumed by the BackLight, GPU, Wi-Fi etc.. so if the CPU is working 10% or a lot more will have litlle efect on Battery Life. CrestaTV's CPU utilization is similar to HD DVD. And by example I am unaware of any IC vendor with significant volume shipments of DVD chips in PC's. Right ?? following Haber's Law it's implemented in Software... and so it will be for TV. Regards George

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CrestaTV marketing   1/20/2009 12:11:37 AM
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Excellent article. A few clarifying points; CrestaTech has performed extensive testing of notebook battery life. Our findings show most battery drain goes toward backlight, hard disk, processor/chipset and networking subsystems. The PC ? TV subsystem will have 10-20% effect on battery life, depending on the processor type. Test results of CrestaTV indicate a similar battery drain profile as high definition DVD playback. In fact, if your PC can playback 2 hours of high definition DVD, then it can receive 2 hours of high definition ATSC on battery power. Test of popular commercial PC TV hardware solutions show battery life was consistently about 2 hours using these conventional hardware solutions. Benchmarking CrestaTV with target 2009 CPU platforms indicate CrestaTV will realize 2 hours of battery life. All testing was high definition 1080i ATSC over the air reception, the most challenging modulation and processor hungry scheme. In summary, CrestaTV has a similar CPU load profile and battery life as high definition DVD playback. The key metric is battery life and multi-tasking usage model, not CPU load. Target 2009 CPU platforms will realize 2 hours of battery life receiving ATSC high definition using CrestaTV. When compared with expensive hardware point solutions, CrestaTV offers viewers and PC OEMs lower cost and many benefits while mitigating the effects of extra CPU loading.

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