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ViXS Providing HEVC SoCs to Toshiba for Sky Perfect JSAT’s 4K Service

By Caleb Henry | October 9, 2014
      One of Toshiba's currently available 65"  4K TVs

      One of Toshiba’s currently available 65″ 4K TVs. Photo: Toshiba

      [Via Satellite 10-09-2014] ViXS Systems reports its XCode 6400 High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) System on a Chip (SoC) is being used in Toshiba’s new Ultra-HD television sets that are being prepared for Sky Perfect JSAT’s 4K broadcasts. The operator, which has a fleet of 16 satellites and approximately 3.5 million subscribers in Japan, has been broadcasting in 4K since June 2014 and is planning two dedicated Ultra-HD channels to begin on March 1, 2015.

      Toshiba intends to launch its Toshiba Z Series 84/65/58/50Z10X line of 4K TVs, with the ViXS XCode 6403 HEVC SoC. The new line of televisions with ViXS chips will be able to display 4K content in 10-bit Rec 2020 format at 60 frames per second (fps).