Panasonic has first DivX certified line of 1080p HDTVs

  • San Diego (CA) - DivX corporation announced today the first line of DivX certified HDTVs for Panasonic, which are currently available in Europe. There are nine models in the Panasonic VIERA Z1, V10 and G15 series which allow full 1080p resolutions with DivX video formats output directly onto the TV by the TV's built-in encoder and a front-load media slot.

    The TVs include an SD/SDHC memory card slot directly in front of the TV. On a 4GB media card using DivX compression, over six hours of video are possible. The DivX content can also be streamed to the TV directly off a DLNA server, allowing the PC to serve as a host for video favorites played on the TV.

    Kevin Hell, Chief Executive Officer of DivX, said, "Panasonic has been a leader in adopting DivX technology across multiple product lines, from digital televisions to Blu-ray Disc Players, and we are excited to be a key feature in their new line of VIERA digital TVs. DivX has made tremendous progress gaining traction in the DTV space from leading manufacturers such as Panasonic. As we continue to expand our ecosystem into new device categories, DivX comes closer to helping consumers simplify the video experience in the digital home."

    Products that are DivX certified will cary the DivX Certified logo. They have "undergone a rigorous testing program to ensure a high-quality DivX media experience, including reliable video creation and playback, interoperability with other DivX Certified devices and the visual quality users expect from DivX."

    DivX Certified Logo. "Simple. Elegant. I'll take a thousand." :)

    See the DivX press release.

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