Vestel Receives First FreeView HD CertificationWednesday, January 20th, 2010
MANISA, Turkey — Vestel Electronics, Europe’s biggest Brown and White goods manufacturer based in Turkey, proudly announces that Vestel T8300 DVB-T2 Freeview HD set top box (STB) has been certified by Freeview for UK market. Vestel’s Freeview HD box is the world’s first DVB-T2 STB certified by Freeview. Vestel is planning to launch the product in March 2010 and expecting to be the first to market.
Commenting on the T8300 STB, Turan Erdogan, President of Foreign Trade of Vestel said, “We’re extremely pleased to announce the world’s first Freeview HD certified product for UK market. Our Freeview HD box will be available in the market in March-2010. Our DVB-T2 TV development is ongoing and we are expecting to have Vestel DVB-T2 TV certified in a month and launch before world cup. When our products are in production in 2010, we will be ready to launch in other countries in Europe which are already making plans to enable HD services broadcast with DVB-T2 technology.”
Vestel and its UK based digital TV software company Cabot Communications Ltd. have worked together with the BBC, DTG and Freeview as partners to develop and certify T8300 set-top box so that it complies with the latest D-Book 6.1, Freeview HD logo requirements and DVB-T2 standard.
T8300 STB has HDMI 1080p and USB and Ethernet ports. Ethernet port provides the Interaction Channel to be used as a return path over the IP connection. This will allow broadcasters to launch advanced MHEG applications with more added value content and services including on demand video streaming. T8300 STB is a hybrid H.264 HD DVB-T2/IP STB and supports DVB-T as well as DVB-T2.