The latest updates, changes and additions to The Authoritative Blu-ray Disc (BD) FAQ:
STMicroelectronics announced that it has obtained MoCA®1.1 certification for its STi7108M video decoder, enabling HD Set-Top Boxes (STBs) and Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) to share content and services throughout the home.
STMicroelectronics announced that it is sampling Set-Top Box (STB) decoder chips that support the latest security and content protection technologies, including the NDS VideoGuard Security Kernel and DVB-CSA3 descrambler system.
Sigma Designs announced that its SMP8652 secure media processor is being used inside Verismo Networks’ broadband TV set-top-box (STB).
ViewSonic and Sigma Designs announced that ViewSonic’s new VMP74 and VMP75 Media Players are based on Sigma’s SMP8650 series media processor System-on-Chip (SoC) products. According to the statement, ViewSonic’s new media players allow consumers to surf the web, watch television programs from around the world and tap into online video sources.
ArcSoft announced that ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre has received Blu-ray 3D (Profile 5) certification from the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA).