I'm not sure we ever saw test results for this new Zoran demod, but 110 total us of equalizer range would put it on the par with LG 5th gen and Samsung Gemini. It's not in the CRC list of tested ATSC demods, though. Doesn't say which tuner it uses, although there are a few good candidates out there (e.g. Microtune, Xceive). Once again, it looks like these good new-generation demods are finding their way in integrated TV sets only, not yet in STBs or in recording devices. I like the emphasis placed on indoor reception. Bert ------------------------------------------- http://www.zoran.com/Zoran-Powers-Sanyo-s-New Zoran Powers Sanyo's New Television Products for US Market Highly Integrated SupraHD Processor and High Performance Cascade Demodulator Deliver High-Definition Television Broadcasts Sunnyvale, Calif. - April 10, 2006 - Zoran Corporation (Nasdaq: ZRAN) announced that its SupraHD 660 integrated DTV processor and Cascade 2 high performance demodulator products are powering Sanyo Electric's newest high definition television products for the United States. The new Sanyo model number HT30746 is a 30-inch high definition CRT television with FCC-mandated compliant ATSC reception capability built into the set. "We are pleased to deliver our new high definition television products using Zoran's SupraHD 660 processor and the Cascade 2 demodulator. Our close cooperation during new product development has resulted in compelling new products we are offering to the U.S. consumer," said M. Matsudaira, vice president of Sanyo Manufacturing Corporation. "We are pleased to have been selected to work with Sanyo to jointly develop new high quality products for the high definition television market in the U.S. Our cooperation has delivered some exciting new products that met their production timeline for this growing market," said Ram Ofir, senior vice president and general manager at Zoran's home entertainment division. The SupraHD 660 integrates all the necessary components required to replace existing multichip TV solutions. The SupraHD 660 supports full ATSC and NTSC functionality required for digital and analog televisions as well as high quality video scalar capabilities. Features include: Production proven MPEG -2 video and audio decoder HDMI receiver with HDCP copy protection Dual channel LVDS transmitters for direct connection to flat panel displays Integrated video decoder with 3D comb filter as well as video encoder 10-bit video processing for enhanced picture quality HDXtreme-based motion adaptive deinterlacer Motion adaptive temporal, spatial and impulse noise reduction Advanced picture quality improvement engine Zoran's Cascade 2 demodulator products offer BTSC demodulation, 8VSB demodulation with the widest equalizer range of over 110us, excellent field proven indoor reception against severe multiphase conditions, as well as class-leading QAM demodulation with superior phase noise rejection mechanism proven in a real-world field environments. About Sanyo SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: SANYY) is a $20 billion manufacturer and marketer of consumer and commercial appliances and electronics. Based in Chatsworth, California, SANYO Fisher Company is a division of San Diego, California-based SANYO North America Corporation, a subsidiary of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd., with headquarters in Osaka, Japan. In the United States, SANYO Fisher Company markets a wide variety of SANYO home appliances, PCS phones, consumer electronics, LCD projectors, security video equipment, and air conditioning systems. For further information, please visit www.sanyo.com or call 818-998-7322. About Zoran Corporation Zoran Corporation, based in Sunnyvale, California, is a leading provider of digital solutions for applications in the growing digital entertainment and digital imaging consumer electronics markets. With two decades of expertise developing and delivering digital signal processing technologies, Zoran has pioneered high-performance digital audio and video, imaging applications, and Connect and Share technologies for the digital home. Zoran's proficiency in integration delivers major benefits for OEM customers, including greater capabilities within each product generation, reduced system costs, and shorter time to market. Zoran-based DVD, digital camera, DTV, multimedia mobile phone, and multifunction printer products have received recognition for excellence and are now in hundreds of millions of homes worldwide. With headquarters in the U.S. and operations in Canada, China, England, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan, Zoran may be contacted on the World Wide Web at www.zoran.com or at 408-523-6500. Zoran, the Zoran logo, SupraHD, and Cascade are trademarks or registered trademarks of Zoran Corporation and/or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. All other names and brands may be claimed as property of others. ### Contact Information Betty Watkins Zoran Corporation 408-523-4373 bettyw@xxxxxxxxx 2006 Zoran Corporation. All rights reserved. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- You can UNSUBSCRIBE from the OpenDTV list in two ways: - Using the UNSUBSCRIBE command in your user configuration settings at FreeLists.org - By sending a message to: opendtv-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject line.