Toshiba is planning to introduce an HD-DVD player using Intel Corp.'s 854 chipset in the fourth quarter of
Intel officially announced the Intel 854 chipset for digital home appliances at the Intel Developer Forum in
Taiwan on April 11, 2005. The Intel 854 chip set is designed for applications such as set-top boxes and
digital video recorders with Internet connectivity, and can be connected to the 600MHz Celeron M
processor. It can feature synchronous DRAM with DDR mode of up to 2GB.
The chipset also supports external interfaces including Ethernet, USB 2.0 and Ultra ATA/100. Toshiba said
it has not yet determined the microprocessors to be used in conjunction with the Intel chipset.
The company is considering using microprocessors other than the Celeron processor for the processing of
conversational mode (so-called interactive mode), mainly used in the playback of bonus contents on HD
DVDs. A dedicated LSI will be used for decoding of image codecs such as H.264/MPEG-4 and AVC.