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Thursday, October 20, 2005

MPEG4: Coming Soon to your HDTV Living Room

Via HDblog:

LG Electronics has signed an agreement to build next generation MPEG4 set top boxes for satelite player DIRECTV.

Cable and satelite providers are racing to transition from MPEG2 based devices to ones that use the MPEG4 in order to satisfy consumer demand for HD content. I say it’s about time!

According to the release…

By 2007, DIRECTV plans to offer more than 1,500 local broadcast channels and more than 150 national channels in HD.

PRNewswire - LG Electronics Launches Production of HDTV Set-Top Boxes for DIRECTV

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