"...Two new DVD players on shelves this fall in time for the holiday shopping season are powered by National Mediamatics DVD-on-a-chip technology, bringing clear audio and video into living rooms across the United States. National Semiconductor Corporation announced today that its technology powers the Apex AD800 and Fisher S-2000 DVD players, which arrived on retailers' shelves in time for Thanksgiving, the traditional start to the American holiday shopping season.
The Apex AD800 is powered by Mediamatic's NDV8501. Its features include VCD, DVD Audio, SVCD, CD, CD-R/W, and MP3 capabilities. A built-in Dolby Digital Decoder delivers crisp, theater-quality audio. Progressive scan delivers true-to-film picture playback of DVD movie discs.
The Fisher S-2000 is powered by Mediamatic's NDV8401 DVD-on-a-chip. It is compatible with DVD, Video-CD and CD disks. The S-2000 includes a 10-bit video digital-to-analog converter and trick play options, including angle replay and reverse slow. Built-in Dolby Digital AC3 decoder delivers high quality audio. On-screen display allows easy maneuverability and built-in parental controls..."