Last week we took a peep at the impressive Sigma Design SMP 8664, we have no doubt the feature-rich SoC is outstanding with potential to dominate next generation IPTV, IP cable set-top boxes and Blu-ray players. What didn’t get mentioned was the multi-core media processor also boasts the frustrating Blu-ray loading time; on par with PS3 at last!
I’m not sure about you, I have tested several Blu-Ray players before, and none is capable of PS3’s cell processing speed when it comes to disc loading. A heavy BD-J enhanced interactive menu can take up to minutes of loading time. A demonstration is currently being held at CEATEC Japan with Sigma Designs shows off their latest SoC SMP 8644 and here’s what Ben from Blu-Ray.com has to say.
“on par with that of the previously unrivaled PS3. This already lightning-fast load time can be improved upon as faster BD drives are made available”
Also mentioned was the 8644 ability to render java-based graphics and menus at faster speed. These are areas remain to be improved from Blu-ray players, not vital but worth mentioning.