Best Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Blu-ray)
$41.94
Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
$19.95
Mulan / Mulan II (Blu-ray)
$14.99
Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (Blu-ray)
$14.99
Birdman (Blu-ray)
$14.99
A Most Violent Year (Blu-ray)
$14.99
Transformers: Age of Extinction 3D (Blu-ray)
$19.99
The Wire: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
$109.99
Foxcatcher (Blu-ray)
$14.99
Fury (Blu-ray)
$14.99
Society (Blu-ray)
$25.29
Justified: The Complete Final Season (Blu-ray)
$39.99
What's your next favorite movie?
Join our movie community to find out


Image from: Life of Pi (2012)
COLLECT WATCH TRACK RATE REVIEW APP
Manage your own movie collection and always keep it with you with our Apps. Price track movies and get price drop notifications instantly. Become a member to take full advantage of all site features.
GET STARTED


CEATEC 2008: Sigma Designs

Posted September 30, 2008 08:17 AM by Ben Williams

CEATECToday while attending CEATEC Japan, I had the opportunity to stop by the Sigma Designs suite at the beautiful Manhattan Hotel located just outside of Tokyo. Heading up product demonstrations at CEATEC, is Blu-ray.com's renowned insider Keith Jack, Director of Product Marketing for Sigma Designs. Mr. Jack was kind enough to walk me through a few product demonstrations of Sigma's award winning SoC (System-on-a-Chip) products. For those not aware of Sigma's role in the Blu-ray world, Sigma designs and manufactures specialized fabricated Blu-ray platforms that big-name consumer electronics manufacturers use to build their Blu-ray players. Sigma's products act as a motherboard to the overall Blu-ray platform and feature proprietary Sigma processors. Sigma's designs have appeared in top tier products from Sony, Pioneer and Panasonic as well as scores of Chinese manufacturers.

On the new product front, Sigma has just unveiled their new SMP8644 SoC design. This new design offers improved performance over previous generation Blu-ray SoC offerings. In addition to supporting flexibility for an almost infinite rage of audio options, the SMP8644 is poised to lead the industry in disc loading times as well as picture quality. Mr. Jack demonstrated the 8644's 43 second load times - - on par with that of the previously unrivaled PS3. This already lightning-fast load time can be improved upon as faster BD drives are made available. In addition, Sigma estimates a further 10-20% improvement in load times as firmware is optimized for the 8644. Equally impressive are the 8644's Java graphics abilities. As many Blu-ray users have noticed, menus and other Java-based graphics are sometimes handled differently and with a measured degree of success by competing Blu-ray players. This should prove to a problem relegated to the past with Sigma's new design as Java graphics and menus are rendered with speed, accuracy and ease of use.


Sigma Design's New SMP8644 Blu-ray SoC



Sigma is also demonstrating its VXP Image Processing solution at CEATEC. This revolutionary package offers the highest quality image scaling and deinterlacing along with a suite of image enhancement features. This technology is already present in many high-end products and should find its way to Blu-ray players in the future.

Sigma Designs continues to lead the industry in SoC design for Blu-ray. As the company strives for creating products that are smaller, faster and less expensive, they promise to bring the highest quality Blu-ray experience to your home theater at the most affordable pricing.


Source: blu-ray.com | Permalink | Canada France Hong Kong Japan South Korea United Kingdom United States [Country settings]

News comments (5 comments)



Scooby Blu
  Sep 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
GREAT NEWS ! Good to hear what is already in the high end products will one day become standard ! Digital Downloads ??? You have to be kidding me !!! They will not stand a chance with tech growing at this rapid rate !

bhampton
  Sep 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I had a sigma upconverting DVD player in the past and it was great. Looking forward to the new
products.

Top reviewer
fettastic
  Sep 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I was just talking the other day to a coworker, trying to get him to buy into BD. He said he had checked it out at a freind's house and was dismayed at the slow load times. Good to see that problem will be phased out soon.

groovyone
  Sep 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Keep up the great work, Keith.

lgans316
  Sep 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I will be attending this event on Friday.


Add comment



Please login to post a comment.


 


Get Daily Blu-ray Deals



* We do not share your email and you may opt out at any time.



Top Blu-ray Deals

 


The best Blu-ray deals online. Don't miss out on these great deals.

See Today's Deals »


 Top movies



Latest Deals United States



The latest deals on Blu-ray movies
at Amazon.

Show new deals »


Trending Blu-ray Movies
1. The Babadook
2. Batman vs. Robin
3. Batman vs. Robin
4. Interstellar
5. Innerspace
6. Interstellar
7. Interstellar
8. Big Eyes
9. Moonrise Kingdom
10. Maps to the Stars
11. The Killers
12. The Imitation Game
13. Big Hero 6
14. The Babadook
15. Class of 1984

Trending in Theaters
1. Furious 7
2. It Follows
3. The Voices
4. Lost River
5. Kingsman: The Secret Service
6. Maps to the Stars
7. Hot Tub Time Machine 2
8. The Divergent Series: Insurgent
9. Ex Machina
10. Cinderella
11. Accidental Love
12. Home Sweet Hell
13. Run All Night
14. Wild Card
15. '71
16. Chappie
17. Home
18. While We're Young
19. Woman in Gold
20. What We Do in the Shadows
21. The Longest Ride
22. Killers
23. Everly
24. Get Hard
25. Outcast
26. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
27. Digging Up the Marrow
28. Hard to Be a God
29. Last Knights
30. Mortdecai
31. McFarland, USA
32. Welcome to New York
33. Cake
34. Girlhood
35. Jupiter Ascending
36. Zombeavers
37. Alien Outpost
38. Wild Tales
39. Focus
40. Serena
41. The Salvation
42. Clouds of Sils Maria
43. The Lazarus Effect
44. The Boy Next Door
45. Cut Bank
46. The Humbling

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  Fifty Shades of Grey
2.  Interstellar
3.  Big Hero 6
4.  American Sniper
5.  Star Wars: Episodes IV-VI
6.  The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five ...
7.  Star Wars: The Complete Saga
8.  Taken 3
9.  The Babadook
10.  The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  Fifty Shades of Grey
2.  American Sniper
3.  Taken 3
4.  Furious 7
5.  Cinderella
6.  Paddington
7.  Outlander: Season 1 Volume 2
8.  Jupiter Ascending 3D
9.  Insurgent
10.  Escape from New York
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  Interstellar
$19.99, Save 50%
2.  Big Hero 6
$19.93, Save 50%
3.  The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five ...
$24.74, Save 45%
4.  Taken 3
$19.95, Save 50%
5.  The Babadook
$14.99, Save 50%
6.  The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
$19.99, Save 50%
7.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
$39.96, Save 50%
8.  The Imitation Game
$17.96, Save 49%
9.  Into the Woods
$19.90, Save 50%
10.  Fast & Furious 6-Movie Collection
$36.49, Save 54%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


Star Wars: The Complete Saga

 United States


$139.99 $89.96





Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season

 United States


$79.98 $19.95





Mulan / Mulan II

 United States


$26.50 $14.99





Best Blu-ray Movie Deals »



This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.
All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
© 2002-2015 Blu-ray.com. All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices