Zoran's SupraHD® 788 Processor Powers Toshiba's New Ultra Thin LED Internet Connected TV Series

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 
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Provides Fast Movie Streaming and Widget Applications for US DTV Market

SUNNYVALE, CA — Zoran Corporation (NASDAQ: ZRAN) announced that its SupraHD® 788 Internet Connected DTV platform, which also includes Zoran’s SupraFRC® 201 frame rate conversion solution, powers Toshiba’s new ultra thin UL605 LED TV series.

Toshiba’s UL605 Series includes a Wi-Fi adapter for easy network hookup and its NET TV suite for streaming content. The SupraHD® 788 Internet Connected Platform allows additional movie streaming and other services to be updated over the internet, offering a new frontier for accessing the variety of applications that can be enabled on a TV.

Available content applications include Netflix, providing access to thousands of TV shows and movies for unlimited streaming on Internet connected TVs, laptops, mobile devices and other Netflix ready devices, and VUDU streaming movie service, with a library of over 3,000 HD movies. In addition, the VUDU applications platform provides TV viewers with access to a wide range of Internet services and applications, including music on demand from Pandora Internet Radio, access to Facebook and Twitter, as well as up-to-the-minute news and updates from The New York Times and Associated Press, photo browsing through Flickr and Picasa Web Albums, and much more.

Beyond access to a variety of on-demand content choices, Toshiba’s UL605 DTV Series includes a USB port and support for DLNA content sharing inside the home. Viewers can easily watch videos, share and view photos, and listen to music on the big screen, whether the files are stored on a digital camera, a portable drive, a networked PC or elsewhere.

“We are pleased to support Toshiba’s delivery of new Internet Connected televisions. Zoran’s SupraHD® 788 processor platform is a great fit for global IPTV markets where consumer demand for popular Internet Connected Applications is growing. The internal multi-format high definition video decoder supports worldwide Internet and broadcast compression standards, while Zoran’s SupraFRC solution provides improved video without the common artifacts seen in competitive solutions,” said Mustafa Ozgen, vice president and general manager Zoran’s Digital TV Business Unit, Home Entertainment division.

The SupraHD® 788 platform includes all the key circuitries needed for delivering high performance Full HD 1080p Internet connected DTV products to the US DTV market including:

  • Multi-format high definition video decoder supporting worldwide internet and broadcast compression standards including H.264, MPEG-2/4, and VC-1
  • High performance CPU subsystem enabling robust connected TV applications listed above
  • Advanced audio decoding, transcoding and post processing
  • Multiple HDMI 1.4 ports with Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) software enabling control of the TV by Set-Top boxes, Blu-Ray and DVD players
  • Advanced video processing, color correction, sharpness and noise reduction algorithms providing the best picture quality available
  • Low power consumption in both operation and stand-by modes