As a transitional digital set-top box product in the process of digital broadcast television has been fraught with controversy. Now in the
May 28, Sony cable and with the United States Telecom Association (NCTA), as well as Comcast, Time Warner Cable and other six major cable service providers have signed an agreement, the future will allow users to set-top box in the absence of circumstances, still be able to use the advanced two-way cable TV services, such as pay-per-movie-watching.
This reporter learned that, at present, including Samsung NC10 Battery, Lg F1 battery, Panasonic color TV enterprises are in the pipeline and the
Domestic set-top box market is also facing the danger of shrinking. June 3, the State Administration of Radio Science and Technology Department, said the people concerned, from 2009 onwards, in the digital conversion process will encourage the manufacture of integrated digital TV broadcasting companies and operators around the joint promotion, set-top box companies to avoid blind investment .
According to report, and Sony VGP-BPS9 battery signed a two-way through the one machine to promote cable television service agreement six largest cable operators, respectively, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Charter Communications, Cablevision Systems and Bright House networks. This six cable operators account for 82% of
The United States since 2003 to broadcast digital television conversion. According to the U.S. FCC (Federal Communications Commission) regulations, March 1, 2007, all work on the market for 13-inch and larger TV sets have to be with the ATSC (U.S. digital TV National Standards) digital tuner, but by 2009 -year in February before the closure of the analog signal completely, in order to watch TV programs must use a Motorola, Cisco and other enterprises to provide a split-type set-top boxes.
Data show that the U.S. will be completely closed in February 2009 analog TV signal, its set-top box unit shipments in 2007 reached a record 30 million units, which the middle of more than 1 / 2 from China with the continent, Tembec and other set-top box business.
Now it seems that the
According to market research company Strategy Analytics forecasts, the global digital set-top box shipments in 2008 will reach 128 million units, but the Asia-Pacific will replace North America, the largest set-top box market, while the U.S. market, shipments began to shrink.
Market research firm Display search Shenzhen Representative Office, said Zhang Bing, director of marketing, "This is the United States NCTA and the six largest cable operators in order to ensure high value-added digital TV, pay TV and VOD can receive on demand the cost of the measures taken by CA in the set-top box to take them through an encrypted way to put an end to the entry of other competitors. "
In fact, as early as more than 10 years ago, the cable industry, the U.S. Congress was asked to open their markets to allow electronics manufacturers to join the set-top boxes to compete outside. To this end the cable industry developed the cable card (cable card), can be plugged into the TV with processing power and additional equipment. However, user feedback situation, the cable card to become the main target of consumer complaints.
Apparently allowed Sony, Samsung and other external color TV manufacturers to enter the general trend. In such circumstances, Sony VGP-BPS9 and the NCTA negotiations began in 2006, the two sides on how to provide video on demand, digital video recording and interactive procedures to reach a consensus, Sony and the NCTA finally signed a cooperation agreement.
The reporter learned from Samsung Electronics China companies have found that, at present, including Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Sharp, including many color TV manufacturers are in similar negotiations with the NCTA, I believe a large-scale integrated digital TV into the U.S. market in 2008 within this year.
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Zhang Bing said, "If Sony, Samsung and other major color TV manufacturers in North America this year signed an agreement with the NCTA, then the rate of set-top boxes will soon be phased out within three years the number one machine to retain the amount of ownership is expected to exceed the amount of set-top box."
In other words, with the entry of outside vendors, Motorola, Cisco and other split set-top box business and set-top boxes for its OEM Chinese enterprises will face the decline of the
The set-top box businesses in
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