Philips Launches Plug-and-Play Tuner


Royal Philips Electronics said it is launching a digital-cable plug-and-play tuner solution that's earmarked for Philips TVs for consumers in mid-2004.

The tuner offers dual-RF-input supporting National Television Systems Committee, Advanced Television Systems Committee and quadrature-amplitude-modulation reception. All RF tuning for analog, digital and out-of-band is in those modules.

"By working with reference-design companies that are making the complete plug-and-play module, including software, we are together making it much easier for set-makers to introduce plug-and-play-compliant digital TVs," Mike Hervey, global sales manager for Philips RF Solutions, said in a prepared statement.