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Silicon Image Introduces LiquidHD Technology

Fri, 02/13/2009 - 6:11am
Silicon Image, Inc. introduces LiquidHD, a personal entertainment technology designed to easily connect TVs, consumer electronics (CE) devices, personal computers (PCs), portable media devices (PMDs) and home theaters into a seamless network where consumers can enjoy digital content from any source device on any LiquidHD-enabled display in the home.

Today, consumers can only enjoy their multi-media content on the TV to which the digital video recorder (DVR), set-top box (STB), DVD/Blu-ray Disc player or game console is directly connected. With LiquidHD technology consumers can flexibly enjoy their content throughout their home by pausing a movie, television program or video game on the TV in the living room and then resume it on a different TV or laptop with a single press of a button on the remote control.

"LiquidHD technology is poised to deliver the consumer electronics network for whole home HD distribution," said Brian O'Rourke, principal analyst at In-Stat. "Silicon Image has addressed the problems facing home CE networking by adding the intelligence to CE devices so they can automatically discover each other and securely share media content over commodity IP networking gear. The LiquidPixels remote user interface technology in LiquidHD is an important solution for set-top boxes, Blu-ray players, DVD players and other sources to project their user interface to the TVs on the consumer electronics network in the home."

"With the fast changing home networking marketplace, we are looking at emerging technologies like LiquidHD to provide for our customers a rich and flexible entertainment environment that leverages our already successful broadcast and on-demand content to be distributed within the home," said Bill Warga, vice president of technology at Liberty Global Inc.

LiquidHD technology is a suite of protocols that runs over commodity IP networks such as Ethernet, Coax like MoCA, powerline like HomePlug and wireless like WiFi (802.11n).
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