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DivX signs deal with D-Link for DivX connected device

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 03 Sep 2007 13:38 User comments (9)

DivX signs deal with D-Link for DivX connected device Creating a device that should rival the Apple TV, DivX and D-Link have signed an agreement that will bring the first DivX Connected device to consumers.
In all reality, the new player is almost identical to the Apple TV in its ability to stream music, movies and other content from a PC to the TV. The one significant difference is that the new player will allow for HD-quality content to be streamed while the Apple TV does not.

The system, the DSM-330 DivX Connected HD Media Player is expected to be released in countries around Europe in the upcoming months.

"The device allows users to directly control their media via a remote control and deliver high-definition videos, photos, music and Internet services directly to the TV" says Dailytech.

DivX recently had beta testing on its GejBox media device, and the box featured "HDMI, S-video, composite, SCART, optical and coxial digital audio outputs with Ethernet and wireless connectivity." The new device is the next evolvement of the GejBox.

"The availability of low cost wireless networks for the home combined with the proliferation of digital devices has made the digital home a reality for many families. The DSM-330 DivX Connected HD Media Player will make it easy for everyone to share their digital content via their home's most established entertainment centre - the television,"
said Andrew Mulholland, D-Link Marketing Manager.

Source:
Dailytech

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9 user comments

13.9.2007 14:01

Very interesting, let's just hope that the final product's price tag is about or less than that of the Apple TV.

23.9.2007 15:24

I've been using a Buffalo LinkTheater to do this for about 3 years now and it works great. Not a mass-consumer J6P device really, but I can stream HD files all day long and use it constantly.

33.9.2007 16:29

I've always like D-link from the get go. I think their devices are very good.

43.9.2007 17:08

Dlink software always freezes my computer so I always have to use third party drivers instead of Dlinks. I am a X consumer of Dlink products for this reason.

54.9.2007 6:10

Sounds promising. If the price and quality is there, this might just do better than the Apple offering.

64.9.2007 8:31

I've been part of this DivX beta, and I also own an AppleTV and an XBOX running XBMC. The main difference is that the DivX box is really light... it doesn't have a hard drive, yet it has HDMI, component, wifi, and Ethernet. The firmware decodes the audio/video that is sent over by your server, which renders the UI and manages the media library (movies, photos, music). Also, you can select stage6 and watch (HD) web content right on your TV. The final cool thing is how open the server is... people have already developed their own skins and plugins that are RSS-based, feeding weather, media-channels, and even Flickr to the TV. I can't wait to see the production version of this system, since the beta was so fully featured.

74.9.2007 10:40

Originally posted by elfman12:
I've been using a Buffalo LinkTheater to do this for about 3 years now and it works great. Not a mass-consumer J6P device really, but I can stream HD files all day long and use it constantly.
I have 1 as well. Stock firmware is shit but one of the European one (forgot the number) isnt all that bad great for TV shows but not very consumer friendly. Which the wireless was better but I have everything running though a Lan now due to my small apt. That with the HD-A1 has me covered for all needs... except for maybe x264 in which I use my computer connected to a 32 LCD and audio via tosh-link. Plus its a pretty good upscaler to boot.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 05 Sep 2007 @ 11:33

810.9.2007 14:54

If i had a choice between apple or divx i would choose divx because it has shown to be consistent in the past.

91.1.2008 13:37

For more information on how to get the connected box to play many more video file types, and many more mods have a look at:

http://connunity.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10

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