Sony LCD Projection HDTV

Forum: Linux  and Free Software
Topic: Sony LCD Projection HDTV
started by: cbagger01

Posted by cbagger01 on Aug. 18 2005,21:48
Hi all.

I haven't been playing around with computers much lately since I bought one of the newest generation Sony LCD Projection HDTV sets last weekend and have been tweaking it and watching hi def programming on my new toy.

I bought the TV because it was the ideal choice for my needs and reasonably priced compared to my other options.

But the coolness factor of the set jumped up a bit when I unpacked the user manual and quick start guide.

Nestled in-between the two was a sheet of paper that had

Code Sample
      Version 2, June 1991

Copyright (C) 1989, 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
                      51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA  02110-1301  USA
Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies
of this license document, but changing it is not allowed...  etc...


It seems that Sony has used Linux and some associated open source code to build the HDTV set.  The specific projects were mentioned like libgcc, ulibc, busybox, etc.

Source code and more information found at:

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So now I can say that I am watching beautiful Hi Def TV broadcasts thanks to linux and open source.


Posted by adssse on Aug. 19 2005,01:39
Very cool. Every day it seems like I find out that something runs on Linux that I never knew of.
Posted by ke4nt1 on Aug. 19 2005,02:12
Looks like Sony is offering that technology on a lot of devices..

I hope other manufacturers follow suit.

Thanks for sharing..


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