ESS Technology today announced that JVC has selected ESS's Vibratto(TM) DVD decoder chip to power its newest DVD player, the XV-NP1SL. This latest DVD offering from JVC comes in a sleek, slim chassis and includes slot accesses for the viewing of digital photos using DSC memory cards.The JVC XV-NP1SL DVD player is currently available in the European and North American markets.
The ESS Vibratto product line incorporates the MPEG-2 video decoding technology and digital audio decoding technology to provide the JVC XV-NP1SL DVD player
with progressive scan video output for flicker-free display, Dolby® Digital and DTS decoding for high quality audio output, and S/PDIF output for digital
audio pass-through. In addition, the Vibratto DVD decoder provides a direct interface for SD, MMC, SmartMedia, Compact Flash, and Memory Stick flash memory
This flash memory interface offers consumers the capability to view photos stored on memory cards, or to play an enhanced Music Slideshow directly on a TV
set. The Music Slideshow allows music to play in the background from a CDDA disc or from MP3/WMA files stored in a memory card while a customizable slide
show of photos is displayed on the TV screen. The JVC XV-NP1SL DVD player also offers a unique state-of-the-art 1.5x quick video playback with audio and
JVC's exclusive Express Play Start feature that displays video images a mere four seconds after a disc is inserted.
"The ESS Vibratto chip is a perfect match for our XV-NP1SL DVD player, where customers' demands can be met with one single player for both DVD movie playback
and memory card content viewing. With the enhanced music slide-show feature, we are introducing a new entertainment capability to the DVD player for the
growing population of DSC users," stated Shingo Kawata, executive vice president of JVC.
Victor Ren, vice president of marketing for ESS Technology stated, "We are proud to have helped JVC develop this state-of-the-art DVD player and turn the
XV-NP1SL concept into reality. ESS's Vibratto chip's rich features enable this new product to add capabilities not previously possible, providing JVC's
customers with a DVD player that offers both high-quality DVD playback as well as the display of high-resolution JPEG photos.