Posts Tagged ‘HD’

Marvell and Google Team Up to Transform TV into the Command Center for the ‘Connected Lifestyle’

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Marvell’s new revolutionary ARMADA-based “Foresight Platform” powers new Google TV, offers best of television and multimedia experience for the new generation of Smart TVs, set-top boxes, Blu-ray players, and beyond

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – January 5, 2012 – Representing a major breakthrough in the convergence of TV, gaming, streaming video, popular web apps and social media, Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL), a worldwide leader in integrated silicon solutions, today announced that the new Foresight Platform, powered by the Marvell® ARMADA™ 1500 HD Media System-on-a-Chip (SoC), has been designed into the next generation of Google TVs debuting at CES 2012. Using Marvell’s award-winning Qdeo™ video processing technology, the ARMADA-based Foresight Platform is designed to deliver superior 3D video, impressively rich audio, striking 3D graphics and TV-friendly Web content.


KanexPro Introduces Wireless HDMI up to 50ft.

Friday, July 1st, 2011

KanexPro is pleased to announce its Wireless HDMI Extender Kit. The ultimate, high quality solution for extending signals over the air up to 50ft. (15m). The system consists of two powered devices; transmitter and receiver, both included.The wireless extender is based on the WHDI™ technology, which enables top-quality wireless uncompressed HD 1080p video delivery throughout the home, allowing consumers to connect any HD source to any HD display.
Very simple set-up and no software installation required! Just connect the transmitter device to any HDMI source, such as a Blu-ray player, A/V receiver, STB or even a PC, and users can now transmit uninterrupted HDMI signals wirelessly. The extender fully supports HDCP and EDID requirements ensuring the display of content-protected media and interoperability with other HDCP devices. Ideal for use in retro-fit installations in commercial or residential environment where traditional cabling cannot be deployed.

The Psychology of Movie and Music Piracy in the A/V Industry

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

Do you like being told what you can and cannot do? Do you like being told what you have to do? I think the answer to both questions for every human being on earth is, “No!”

This goes back to one of the oldest stories ever written. You know, the one about Adam and Eve and the apple tree. They were told they could have anything they wanted, except apples from that tree. So what happened? They ate an apple from that tree.

There is another story, more modern, but with the same outcome. A mother tells her child that he can play in the back yard and do whatever he wants. But, under no circumstances is he to put beans in his ears. An hour later, the mother is digging beans out of her child’s ears.

OK, let’s move to the point. Consumers of music and movies are told they are not supposed to copy the content because it is copyrighted. Well, how many of us have ever copied music from a CD? Probably 100%. It took an act of the US Congress to ensure the “Fair Use” policy such that we could copy CDs for archiving or playing the music in our cars. So, the music industry started adding a few cents to the price of blank tape because they assumed everyone would be copying their music. Well, that may have pulled in some cash for awhile, but no one is using tape anymore.


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