April 07, 1998 in Social Responsibility News

SAMSUNG Electronics Develops Set-Top Box for Digital Broadcasting

SEOUL, Korea - April, 7, 1998 - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, which has already completed development of digital TV, has announced that it has developed a Set-Top box that can receive digital as well as conventional analog broadcasts.

Samsung is putting the new product on display at the National Association of Broadcasters show (to be) held in Las Vegas. Using chipsets that Samsung developed in the second half of last year, the Set-Top box decodes broadcast signals sent from the TV station and relays the decoded signals to the TV set. The Set-Top box will remain a necessary device for receiving digital broadcasts until digital TVs have become commonplace.

Currently, Samsung's Set-Top box is only being used in test broadcasts at TV stations or research institutes. Samsung expects sales for home use to begin in the second half of this year, in conjunction with the scheduled commencement of digital broadcasting in the US.

Importantly, the Set-Top box receive all 18 types of digital TV broadcasts approved by the Advanced Televisions Systems Committee of the US. As such, the device has received high marks for technological sophistication.

Graphic user interface has been applied to allow the Set-Top box to be operated by a remote control unit and on-screen menu. The remote controller is used in the same way that a mouse is used with a computer Windows program.

Since the Set-Top box can receive both analog and digital signals, it can be connected with a transmitter or various measuring instruments to serve other functions.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a US $13 billion flagship company of Korean-based the Samsung Group, is a world leader in electronics, with operations in more than 60 countries.

Jenny Chung
Corporate Communications
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Tel. (82-2-727-7692,7838/7823)
Email: jhnee@samsung.co.kr

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