Delphi's TV Reception System Chosen in Europe

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007 

Delphi’s Hybrid System Features both Analog and Digital Reception

LAS VEGAS — Delphi Corporation’s Fuba™ TV reception has been selected by BMW for future car-models, Delphi (OTC: DPHIQ) officials announced here today at the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show.

As more luxury cars include TV reception systems as options in their vehicles, Delphi is at the forefront with its unique technology. Delphi is exhibiting at the CES Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, (North Hall, Exhibit 5206) Jan. 8-11.

The Delphi Fuba reception systems provide the near-DVD color picture quality with stereo sound that is expected by discriminating car owners. The reception systems uses multiple in-glass or composite body structure antennas, integrated amplifiers and ScanDiv™ scanning diversity technology to provide the highest quality color TV reception in vehicles.

Delphi’s patented ScanDiv technology automatically selects the best audio and video signal from four antennas to provide passengers in-home like TV quality. The reception system is easily adapted to local markets and compatible with available rear-seat entertainment systems.

Many European urban regions are still transitioning from analog TV to digital TV. As analog TV stations are switching to digital transmission, Delphi’s hybrid Digital/Analog Mobile Reception Systems are capable of receiving both signals seamlessly.

Infrared remote control makes on-screen programming easy. With 12 fixed storage locations and 10 auto store locations, the system automatically stores the strongest stations in the area where the vehicle is located. In addition, the system is equipped with brightness, contrast and saturation control to help provide the clearest picture possible, day or night, and under varied reception conditions. It also comes with a DVB-T set top box for mobile analog TV systems.

“We are excited about the opportunity to help BMW offer its customers the excellent color TV reception available,” said Dr. Andreas Hunscher, director of Delphi Fuba located in the German Federal State Niedersachsen.

“BMW motor vehicles are known globally for adopting the latest features, and Delphi’s reception systems align well with BMW’s commitment to innovation,” he said.

Delphi Fuba’s multi-standard receiver is compatible with NTSC, PAL and SECAM and has interface outputs for audio and two monitors. It also has two interface inputs for video signals that will allow input from an optional source such as SVHF or RGB.

Digital TV is being transmitted alongside analog in the United Kingdom, Spain, Sweden, Finland and parts of Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Denmark and Norway.

Delphi’s Fuba TV reception systems are produced at its facility in Bad Salzdetfurth, Germany.

Delphi’s Fuba Reception Systems offer exceptional reception for vehicle communication systems — including AM/FM, cellular, GPS, television, satellite and digital services — while enhancing vehicle styling with aesthetically pleasing designs.