Sony Develops Tuner for Super Hi-vision

Sony is preparing for 8k TV transmissions in Japan (which began this month) by introducing new demodulator and tuner modules. These are the first devices that can handle Japan’s ISDB-S3 transmission system. Samples will begin to be shipped in September. The tuner can automatically handle terrestrial signals, as well as those from digital satellites and Japan’s BS satellites. The new tuner modules will be available in single, double, and triple silicon tuner IC variations.