Telegent, Topstar deliver netbook with free-to-air TV


Telegent Systems, the company that makes television mobile, and Topstar Digital Technologies an ODM/OEM supplier in China for notebooks, announced that Topstar Digital will be demonstrating the industry’s first netbook and all-in-one PC with embedded hybrid digital and analog free-to-air TV at Computex in Taiwan this week.

The netbook and PC designs, which leverage Telegent’s PC TV technology, will be available in mass production later this year and are targeted at overseas markets.

The hybrid TV feature, supporting both DVB-T and worldwide analog TV broadcast standards, future-proofs Topstar’s netbook and PC and designs in countries undergoing or planning to undergo a conversion from analog to the DVB-T terrestrial TV standard. The hybrid support enables consumers to leverage the benefits of digital TV where it is available and still get free, desired analog content where DVB-T reception is less robust or not available, or when watching cable input. In countries where DVB-T deployment is imminent, Topstar’s designs enable analog TV access now and digital TV in the near future.