We already knew that Singapore had launched their HDTV trials but we didn't know to much about it and we like to know everything that concerns high-def. It turns out that STmicroelectronics is provide the decoder for six-month trial and they choose their state-of-the-art Sti710x chip. This decoder was the first single-chip H.264/AVC and VC-1 decoder when it launch in 2005. It is a high-intergrated design that allowed StarHub to choose the SC-3800C for Singapores first pay-TV HDTV service. Currently there are around a 1,000 users of this box that is helping Singapore jump feet first into the high-def age.

HDBeat Podcast 026 - 08.09.06