Published On: Sat, Sep 13th, 2014

Broadcom to power TiVo’s Ultra HD set-top box


Broadcom has announced that it will power the TiVo’s Ultra HD set-top box technology. Broadcom in association with TiVo will demonstrate the TiVo’s new Ultra HD set-top box technology that can deliver 4X the resolution of traditional 1080p60 HD displays.

The demonstration will include Broadcom’s flagship video decoder system-on-a-chip (SoC), the BCM7445, with high efficiency video codec (HEVC) compression, 60 frame-per-second resolution and 10-bit color standard. Along with this, the demonstration will also incorporate TiVo’s TV Everywhere and multi-room solutions feature an award-winning user interface and access to integrated linear TV, On Demand and OTT streaming content all in one simple search.

Speaking about this, Rich Nelson, Broadcom Senior Vice President of Marketing, Broadband & Connectivity Group, said, “This new offering builds on the ongoing collaboration between Broadcom and TiVo, including our work on the TiVo Series4 and TiVo Roamio DVRs. As a leading provider of silicon for Ultra HD technology, Broadcom’s BCM7445 SoC will allow TiVo to display life-like resolution speeds of 60 frames per second (4Kp60) and richer color gradation with the10-bit Rec 2020 color standard”.

On the other hand, Jeff Klugman, Executive Vice President, General Manager of Products and Revenue, TiVo, said, “TiVo is committed to bringing the ultimate viewing experience to our customers, delivering all video content to any room and any screen with the only user experience that allows consumers to easily discover content whether it is linear, On Demand, or over-the-top. With Broadcom, we can deliver the stunning picture quality and color clarity of Ultra HD to our subscribers worldwide. Demonstrating our 4k capabilities with Broadcom at IBC marks an important next step in our bringing Ultra HD to consumers everywhere”.

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Broadcom to power TiVo’s Ultra HD set-top box