Broadcom has announced that they've developed a High-Definition decoder chip for set-top boxes. With support for H.264 and VC-1, the chip is compliant with both the HD DVD and Blu-ray formats.
Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM - News), a global leader in wired and wireless broadband communications semiconductors, today announced the industry's first high definition (HD) audio/video decoder chip that is fully compliant with the emerging Blu-ray(TM) and HD DVD(TM) optical disc formats. Compliance with Blu-ray and HD DVD formats permits the recording and playback of high definition video on blue laser-based optical disc media and drives. Broadcom's latest high definition decoder chip enables a new generation of consumer electronics devices that can decode compressed HD video stored on Blu-ray or HD DVD formatted discs.
If you'd like to read more, Broadcom's entire press release can be found here.