C-Cube Microsystems (Nasdaq: CUBE) today announced that consumer electronics giant, Samsung Electronics, has chosen its ZiVA-5 architecture for Samsung’s first Internet DVD player, the next generation of advanced Internet appliances. Samsung’s Internet DVD player integrates cutting edge DVD playback functionality along with the Planetweb® Internet browser to allow the user to not only view the latest DVD movies, but also surf, e-mail, chat, shop and more – directly on the television. Samsung’s Internet DVD player, using C-Cube’s ZiVA-5 architecture, is the latest collaboration in a series of successful designs between the two companies.
Samsung’s Internet DVD player allows a DVD movie and a browser window to be displayed on-screen simultaneously and also features a v.90 internal modem and a wireless infrared keyboard with an integrated mouse. With this player, consumers can now access embedded DVD Internet content or watch a movie while participating in special features or events on the program’s web site without the use of a PC.