THE MPEG DECODER
The Mpeg decoder board on the 370 is controlled by the Atmel firmware chip and has the "C-Cube Ziva 4.1" video controller.
top side with Ziva chip underside with Atmel chip
Some close ups show that the decoder is actually the same unit fitted to the LG 3350, as is the main circuit board. Basically, some components were removed from 3350, the back panel and outer casing was changed, a new fascia fitted and rebadged "Aiwa"!!
the LG chip close up the LG with the Ziva chip
the Hitachi 7034 controller chip.
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