Motorola readies 3DTV cable set-top box

Motorola has introduced 3DTV processing enhancements for its DCX line of cable set-top boxes.

Motorola said the upgraded set-tops will save users from having to go through on-screen menus to switch between 2D and 3D video. 3D TV processing software inside the receiver automatically detects the presence of 3D content and identifies the type of 3D format used to ensure proper delivery and display on the 3D TV. The software supports on-screen displays such as closed captioning, emergency alerts, application graphics and text overlays, as well as existing EPGs and applications.

"Motorola has been developing 3D technology for more than 10 years, leading the industry with innovative solutions that support the deployment of 3D TV to the home," said John Burke, Senior Vice President, Motorola Mobile Devices and Home. "The development of this 3D software enhancement gives our service provider customers a straightforward solution for deploying high-quality 3D TV services today using their existing video delivery infrastructure. By focusing on the customer's viewing experience Motorola has taken 3D TV to the next level and helped our industry to bring the experience of 3D from the theater into the living-room"

Additionally, the set-tops support 3D TV over both MPEG-4 and MPEG-2 and are capable of 1080p24/30 output.

Motorola is currently demonstrating its new 3D TV-enabled set-tops at the NAB Show in Las Vegas.

DTG Staff  |  13.04.2010

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