Broadcom and EchoStar Unveil SlingLoaded(TM) HD DVR
Broadcom Corporation, a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, recently announced that the Broadcom® BCM7400 satellite set-top box (STB) system-on-a-chip (SoC) solution has been chosen by leading digital media equipment company EchoStar Technologies L.L.C., a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ:SATS) , for its SlingLoaded(TM) 922 high definition digital video recorder (HD DVR).
This is the world’s first HD DVR to incorporate place shifting technology enabling users to easily watch their home television on other consumer electronics devices such as laptop computers and smartphones. This announcement was made in conjunction with Set-Top Box 2010 – a consumer electronics conference held in San Jose, California, during the first week of September.
EchoStar delivered the SlingLoaded 922 HD DVR to the ‘pay-TV’ market this year, bringing a breakthrough TV experience to subscribers.
Why do I personally care about this? Because EchoStar and Dish Network and SlingMedia are all television components that are running in my household – I’m incredibly excited about this.
- Broadcom’s BCM7400 satellite STB SoC solution provides secure access, storing and sharing multiple types of digital media, including HDTV programs, video-on-demand (VoD), Internet content, digital video, music and photos.
- It combines advanced audio/video decompression supporting the H.264 standard, rich on-screen graphics, a powerful CPU, and robust security technologies.
- The SlingLoaded 922 is an entertainment centerpiece developed by EchoStar and its Sling Media, Inc. that combines the best of video and IP technologies enabling users to watch and control their favorite TV shows and sporting events from anywhere in the world via a broadband Internet connection on their laptop or mobile phone.
With the ability to access multiple video sources, viewers will have a multitude of shows to watch, and with a massive 1 terabyte hard drive, the 922 provides up to 1,000 hours of media storage which includes hard drive support for additional media storage.