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Kenwood preps car-based digital TV receiver

updated 12:00 pm EST, Tue December 11, 2007

Kenwood DTV auto receiver

AV giant Kenwood has announced as itself as the next backer of DTV, a new North American standard for mobile digital television. While similar standards have existed for a few years elsewhere, in the form of Japan's 1Seg or the global DMB, North America has lagged behind. Kenwood in particular has built prototype DTV receivers based on MPH, a platform developed by LG, Harris, and LG's research group, Zenith. The technology will be demonstrated at next month's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Kenwood is focusing MPH development on car products, following the company's specialty in auto entertainment systems. Standards such as DTV are essential in that area: over-the-air analog TV will end in February of 2009, and the commonplace ATSC format is only intended for fixed HDTVs. MPH is claimed to be powerful enough that even at highway speeds, digital reception should remain intact. No dates for shipping products have been revealed.



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