Motorola Announces MPEG-4 Cable STBs

I recently posted about the pending shift from MPEG-2 to MPEG-4 for cable. Of course, part of that shift would have to be MPEG-4 capable cable set-top boxes. And now, according to MediaExperiences2Go, Motorola is ready to meet that need with the DCX3400 dual-tuner HD DVR, DCX3200 single-tuner HD STB, and DCX100 single-tuner SD STB. They support both MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 content, have 1GHz cable tuners to support the latest and greatest cable networks, and DOCSIS channel bonding. The DOCSIS capability will be ‘for future use’, but a data connection could support additional services, IPTV, etc. The units will also support MoCA for in-home networking, HTML, M-Card CableCARDs, and Dolby Digital Plus audio. And, unsurprisingly, they’ll support both native and OCAP software loads, which means it is likely they could run the TiVo OCAP software.

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