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June 1, 2006

Amstrad delivers first Sky Italia HD boxes

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Amstrad plc announced today that it has made its first deliveries of digital satellite high definition (HD) set top boxes to Sky Italia.

Sky Italia launched its HD service in May and will be providing full coverage in HD of the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Sir Alan Sugar, Chairman and CEO, said today "High definition is the future direction TV broadcasters are going, meeting the deadline of the World Cup shows that Amstrad is technically well advanced and positioned going forward in this new exciting technology".

The Amstrad DRX700i HD Sky Italia Receiver

 

International Standards
• DVB-S2/DVB-S compliant audio and video decoding
• MPEG2 video at MP@ML
• MPEG4/H.264 HP L4.0

Interfaces
• HDMI and HDCP 1.1
• IF input
• Modem telephone line
• Left and Right Audio Outputs
• TV and VCR SCART
• Optical audio

Conditional Access
• NDS CA with integral smart card reader

Modem
• V.92 PSTN Modem

Hardware and Software Features
• Sky Guide electronic programme guide
• Enhanced RC
• Satellite FE (tuner/demod.)
• MPEG2 audio decoder
• Dolby Digital 5.1
• Supports ‘over air’ download of new software into FLASH memory
• 256 colour OSD from palette of 16k colours
• Parental lock
• Open TV middleware
• Interactive applications
• IP Internet Protocols for Interactive Services

Consumer Features
• Pay Per View compatible
• Access to Free to Air programmes
• Enhanced guide
• Interactive applications

Dimensions
• 340mm x 220mm x 50mm

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