Panasonic is demonstrating its HD DVR set-top box (TZ-PCH2180) and tru2way VIERA Plasma HDTVs with a live tru2way signal provided by Comcast.

Panasonic is now shipping its PCH2180 Advanced Multi-tuner tru2way set-top receiver that integrates HD video recording, a multi-stream CableCard host Interface for separable security, and a high-speed DOCSIS modem to support DOCSIS Set-Top Gateway (DSG) signaling. The PCH2180 includes support of a variety of digital video codecs including MPEG-2, MPEG-4 (H.264) and VC1 and has capability to incorporate a MoCA home networking option.

The VIERA HDTVs are offered in 42-inch class (TH-42PZ80Q) and 50-inch class (TH-50PZ80Q) sizes with integrated tru2way cable receiver capability within the set’s chassis. The HDTVs are designed to allow consumers to access all digital cable services such as EPGs and interactive and VOD programming, all accessible directly via the set’s remote control.

(Panasonic, booth 937)

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