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Date: 12-08-13

Sony BRAVIA TVs use Silicon Image MHL/HDMI chips

Silicon Image has announced that its MHL/HDMI dual-mode connectivity products are used in Sony BRAVIA TVs to connect them to mobile devices such as tablets and smart phones.

MHL and HDMI are becoming most used video interface to connect mobile phones and computers to large screen displays such as monitors, projectors, and televisions. Both MHL and HDMI supports high-definition video interface. Mobile devices can use MHL to transmit HD games, Blu-ray quality video and digital audio to a TV, or function as a laptop replacement with productivity applications like word processors and spreadsheets when connected to high-resolution monitors. Consumers can control MHL-enabled mobile devices using the existing TV remote or a traditional keyboard and mouse.

MHL ecosystem is growing fast with an installed base of more than 330 million products worldwide. MHL-enabled products include smartphones, tablets, TVs, TV accessories, Blu-ray Disc players, audio/video (A/V) receivers, monitors, projectors, adapters, automotive accessories, cables, and more.

"MHL has quickly become the fastest growing HD connectivity standard for the next generation of video applications and we are pleased that a Tier 1 brand such as Sony has broadly deployed MHL technology in their 2013 models," said Alex Chervet, senior director of marketing at Silicon Image, Inc. "By including MHL technology throughout the BRAVIA line, Sony again demonstrates their commitment to delivering products that exceed consumer expectations."

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