French high-tech company Neotion has unveiled a module-based HD decoder that it says can be fitted into any DVB common interface slot, allowing set owners to take advantage of MPEG4 AVC HD content on their iDTV, whether it is equipped to handle MPEG2 or MPEG4.
"MPEG4 signals will be transcoded in real-time into MPEG2, and alternatively, a separate cable with HDMI connector will be connected to the IDTV's native HDMI input," said Neotion.
"This is truly a revolutionary step ahead for making HDTV available for millions of iDTV owners in Europe," said Neotion's CEO and co-founder Laurent Jabiol.
"With this module, all existing HD-ready panels with built-in DTT tuners, that basically were intended for MPEG-2 broadcasts in standard definition, can be used to offer HD content through a standard TV aerial."
Swedish DTT operator Boxer will be testing Neotion's module.
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