While broadcasters are scheduled to switch to digital broadcasting by 2006, uncertainty still surrounds the technology and the associated costs of the appliances necessary to receive the signal. This concept uses the digital TV as a gateway to operate digital peripherals such as DVDs, MP3s and Internet appliances. Instead of buying these individual devices, the consumer would choose particular functions that would be bundled onto a module to be plugged into the digital TV. The module concept is predicted to cut the purchase price of individual components by 40 percent while enhancing the value of the digital television.
Contact: Sang-Yeon Lee,
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.,
+82 2 750 9296;
Designers: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Korea