Not only did LG get selected for the new HDTV set-top-boxes
they started production already too. The five-year deal between DirecTV
and LG will provide MPEG-4 receivers with HDCP-HDMI outputs for the most digital compression and copy protection. The new boxes will be
branded as "DirecTV", so don't be on the lookout for LG boxes.
The initial boxes as part of this deal will not
have DVR functionality, but according to the press release
, this "sets the stage for LG Electronics to develop next-generation MPEG-4 HD DVRs (High-
Definition Digital Video Recorders) and Home Media Center set-top boxes.
" Hey Echostar
: you are
moving Dish Network to MPEG-4, aren't you???