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Six new DivX Certified Blu-ray players

Written by Matti Vähäkainu (Google+) @ 17 Mar 2008 4:35 User comments (4)

Six new DivX Certified Blu-ray players Last week we reported that Panasonic announced two new DivX Certified Blu-ray players, DMP-BD30EG and DMP-BD30EE. Now DivX, Inc. announced in a press release that they have granted DivX Certificates to six new stand-alone Blu-ray players.
The newly certified six include Panasonic DMP-BD30EE, Philips BDP7200 and Denon's DVD-2500BTC1B, DVD-3800BDC1B, DVD-3800BDSP and DVD-2500BTSP. All of the players are capable of playing Blu-ray discs, DVDs and DivX video. At least none of the Philips' or Denon's models can play DivX files from Blu-ray discs, but all of them support several subtitle file formats, including .SRT, .sub and .SSA. All of the players also support DivX VOD-technology, which allows the playback of some DivX video with DRM protection.

The prices of the players vary a lot. You can buy the Philips BDP7200 for $349, but for example the Denon DVD-2500BTC1B retails for $1,000 and DVD-3800BDC1B for $2,000.

Both Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft's Xbox 360 play DivX files, but have not yet been added to the Officially Certified Products list. Over 100 million DivX Certified devices from various manufacturers have shipped worldwide.

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4 user comments

117.3.2008 4:59
2colors
Inactive

I wonder what web site DivX is recommending for downloads? Since they blew up Stage6. They had the best(quality) site out there for DivX. Now it's seek and ye shall find. As far as my family is concerned DivX can blow Blu-Ray out their Blu-Ray behinds. $349/$2000 what a spread. I hope for $2000. that it at least makes coffee and the bed.

217.3.2008 8:24

This is great news, since the Toshiba HD-DVD players weren't Divx certified, that's what kept me from jumping the gun and getting one... good thing I waited! Anyhow, this is good news, just wish the price would go down or that upconvert DVD players, like the one I have now, would support HD content. Come to think of it, they don't come out and say that these BD player do, but I would assume they would since the 360 and PS3 both do.

317.3.2008 13:42

I could not imagine a Sony product playing DIVX content, glad they realize their mistake, im wondering now ...does the ps3 play divx files only from discs or also from the media cards readers and from the usb ports. Nice to know though :P

43.4.2010 19:15
PS3851
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Originally posted by oscarin:
I could not imagine a Sony product playing DIVX content, glad they realize their mistake, im wondering now ...does the ps3 play divx files only from discs or also from the media cards readers and from the usb ports. Nice to know though :P
I Have a ps3 once activated it plays all usb cards and discs although it will only activate through a disc

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