CEA Issues DTV Standards
The Consumer Electronics Association on Thursday issued standards aimed at making it easier for customers to set up digital-television accessories, including DVRs and set-top boxes.
“CEA continues to lead the migration to digital television,” CEA Vice President of Technology and Standards Brian Markwalter said in a statement by the association. The two sets of standards, “DTV Remodulator Specification with Enhanced OSD Capability” and “Recommended Practice for DTV Receiver ‘Monitor’ Mode Capability,” were both issued by the CEA’s Digital Interface Subcommittee. All companies that produce electronics are free to participate in standards activity.
Also on Thursday, the CEA’s senior director of technology policy and international affairs, Douglas Johnson, testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Innovation. In the hearing, Johnson praised Energy Star as a key component of energy efficiency.