andrewlace, on Oct 2 2011, 07:30 PM, said:
What is the application of this product? Am I missing something? I know ST makes some of the best ICs on the market, but ....
The application is ... <drum roll> ... any STB / PVR! Do it all digital devices that cover all standards have existed for quite some time despite the denial of their existence by a certain well known forum member. Its hardly surprising that such devices would exist as it lowers costs to everyone across the board - design houses only have to construct one family of devices. Foundries only have to implement one family of devices. Only one family of devices has to be stocked etc etc etc right down the line. The same thing happened in the analogue world where a typical chip handled all the various analogue formats - add tuner and you are essentially done.
As for alanh's waffle, its really nothing to do with your question rather alanh beating his chest proclaiming his 'superior' knowledge which is fairly typical even if he does contradict himself in the process. Previously alanh proclaimed that there were no SD receivers for sale, but now it seems that they really were still available! I wonder what revelations tomorrow will bring.
Edited by DrP, 03 October 2011 - 06:24 AM.