Advertisements I was trying to figure out what TiVo would offer in a Series 5 reference platform for the next generation Premiere. Most of the speculation is a 4-tuner platform but I was curious as to whether they would stay with Broadcom or move on to another System-on-Chip provider. My guess is they will stay with Broadcom. Regarding new chips that are candidates for the Series 5. All offer 1080p60 output, lower power and higher processing speeds. DLNA support is included. I'm now speculating that TiVo announces the Series 5 Premiere at CES in January 2012 using Broadcom's BCM35230 Full HD 1080p Connected DTV SoC Solution. The BCM7208 was probably the chip they were going to use in the Premiere but couldn't wait. BCM7208 was announced in January 2010. http://www.broadcom.com/products/IPTV/IPTV-Solutions/BCM7208 Integrates 1080p60 output supporting high quality HD programming and supports HDMI 1.3 output Support for cost effective memory technologies incorporating high-speed DDR3 (for decoding HD content), high capacity bulk MLC/SLC NAND, SDIO and serial NOR controller technology Integrates power management controllers and regulators, supports Energy Star and European Code of Conduct set-top box requirements, and offers flexible and configurable standby and active modes of operation Uses a single 16-bit DDR2 or DDR3 memory device for SD or HD decode respectively, representing a reduction in the PCB area, as well as bill-of-materials (BOM) cost Supports compelling subscriber applications including RVU Alliance's remote user interface (RUI) technology, CEA-2014 RUI client, Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) and Adobe® Flash® Platform for the Digital Home Integrates Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA®) technology support enabling consumers to locate and enjoy digital content anywhere on their home network and effortlessly move or stream this content between DLNA-connected devices Supports a wide range of media formats including DivX®, RealMedia Variable Bitrate (RMVB), China's audio video coding standard (AVS), as well as MPEG-2, AVC and VC-1 BCM35230 was announced in January 2011. This is the chip I think they'll go with for the Series 5 since it supports 3D and Flash 10. It is truly next generation from their current platform since its based on 40nm silicon. http://www.broadcom.com/products/Digital-TV/Digital-TV-Solutions/BCM35230 The BCM35230 full high definition (HD) connected digital television (DTV) system-on-a-chip (SoC) solution features advanced picture quality enhancements including 120Hz functionality, frame rate conversion, motion compensation, and back-end enhancements for a high quality viewing experience. This next generation connected DTV platform combines a high level of integration with best-in-class picture quality, enabling TV manufacturers to reduce overall system cost and improve picture quality from a single chip design. Supporting 1080p60 input and up to 1080p120 output capabilities, the BCM35230 SoC solution includes new options for accessing video content on a TV through the Internet or a consumer's own in-home network, as well as connected services, dynamic applications and interactive content that are changing the way that consumers use their televisions. A high powered dual core CPU and graphics processing unit (GPU) with 1400+ DMIPS for an uncompromised connected TV experience Industry leading video processing with advanced functionality including 120Hz, frame rate conversion, de-interlacing and super resolution to enhance the viewing experience with Internet, broadcast and/or Blu-ray content Integrated connectivity and support for worldwide broadcast standards that provides a cost effective global platform for Internet TV A 40 nanometer design that includes advanced video and audio decoders and excellent connected TV support such as OpenGL® ES 2.0 for Flash 10 The BCM35230 is being used in LG's next generation Smart TVs announced in January 2011.