Zoran Announces Next-Generation DVD
The DVD-Video market is expanding rapidly, as players become more affordable and DVD titles are released at an accelerating rate. DVD-Audio proponents argue that once DVD-Audio decoding is built into the majority of DVD players intended for both the home theater and high-end audio markets, the higher-resolution audio formats will have an easier time finding software buyers.
Along with standard DVD-Video and DVD-Audio decoding, the new chip will also decode the DTS, HDCD, and MP3 audio formats. Dr. Shmuel Farkash, vice president of video products at Zoran Corp., says that "Vaddis IV delivers the necessary integration and features to drive the DVD market into the next millennium."