Prior to the review process itself, it is expected that a real-time MPEG decoder
will be demonstrated.
"Sigma is enthusiastic about working with NEC and providing our third generation MPEG decoder
chips to support top quality interactive video features for TV viewing."
Even more interesting is the fact that the Microsoft specifications do not require, but only recommend, MPEG1 playback capability and only require that the video boards be socketed for an MPEG decoder
Sigma Designs has announced that their EM8400 MPEG decoder
silicon was selected by NXTV, Inc., a provider of digital broadband television services for use in their new Broadband Delivery System.