Samsung Adds DivX Playback to TVs

Beginning early next year, you’ll be able to buy a Samsung TV with built-in support for DivX movies. The DivX Certified Samsung devices will be able to play DivX media files via an Ethernet connection that is certified by the Digital Living Network Alliance or directly through a USB port. 

DivX developed video codecs that compresses digital media files so that they can be streamed over the Internet while still allowing for high-quality playback. Samsung currently offers DivX Certified DVD players, mobile phones, and other devices. To ensure the best media experience, products must undergo rigorous testing before they can bear the DivX Certified logo. 

“As an innovator in the consumer electronics space, Samsung has already embraced DivX functionality in a wide variety of products and we’re pleased to extend our already strong relationship to the digital television category,” said Kevin Hell, CEO of DivX, Inc. “DivX Certified digital televisions enable consumers to easily enjoy the high-quality content they create or discover on the PC in a true home theatre environment.” 

“We are dedicated to providing the most compelling media experience through Samsung TV and AV devices. The addition of DivX support to our line of digital televisions will significantly enhance the consumer experience,” said Kyungshik Lee, Vice President of Visual Display Division at Samsung Electronics.
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