Panasonic Shows Tru2way HDTV And DVRs

Posted: May 17 2008, 7:00am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 8:10am CDT, in News | Home Entertainment

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Panasonic will show tru2way enabled PCH2180 HD-DVR Set-Top, VIERA Plasma HDTV sets, TZ-LC100 Portable Digital Video Recorder and more at the Cable Show 2008.

tru2way (formerly OpenCable) is the next-generation interactive digital cable television standard.
The Panasonic PCH2180 is a multi-tuner tru2way set-top receiver that integrates High Definition video recording, a multi-stream CableCard host interface for separable security, and a high-speed DOCSIS modem to support DOCSIS Set-top Gateway Signaling (DSG), all within a compact set-top configuration.
The PCH2180 includes support for a variety of digital video codecs including MPEG2, MPEG4 (H.264) and VC1; it also has the capability to incorporate a MoCA Home Networking option.

Panasonic also shows the 42-inch class tru2way-enabled VIERA Plasma HDTV which integrates a tru2way cable receiver capability within the set’s chassis, thereby eliminating the need for an outboard cable set-top box.

Also being exhibited is the Panasonic tru2way based Portable DVR (P-DVR) model TZ-LC100 which will let cable customers record programming at home and take it with them wherever they go.
First announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, the TZ-LC100 incorporates full digital video recording functionality into a Panasonic portable DVD player platform and allows playback of cable programming anytime anywhere. The TZ-LC100 P-DVR features 60GB of digital video recording capacity, an 8.5" folding LCD display screen, and integrated stereo speakers.
Dual audio headphone jacks are included to support personal viewing. When placed onto a companion docking station the TZ-LC100 functions as a standard DVR set-top box. The TZ-LC100 will be available beginning in early 2009. Because it is built to tru2way specifications, this exciting product is available to any cable operator whose network supports tru2way compatibility.
The Cable Show 2008 starts tomorrow in New Orleans.

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