Three Pioneer Blu-Ray Players stamped Divx Certified

Divx is positioned to become a standard feature on Blu-ray devices. The company and Pioneer have collaborated to enable DivX video support on three Pioneer Blu-Ray players, namely the BDP-LX71, BDP-LX08 and BDP-51FD. Joining PS3 and twenty others Divx approved Blu-ray players already in the markets, the trio of Hi-Def players allow consumers to playback DivX video burned on CDs or DVDs.

Previously announced Hi-Def devices that bear DivX logo are newest Blu-ray players from Panasonic, Funai, Philips, Marantz and Denon. None have proven to support DivX video in full 1080 HD playback but Panasonic looks to change the game with latest announcement of 45nm UniPhier System LSI chip- first Divx HD certified processor.

Sep 29, 2008 DivX, Inc. (NASDAQ:DIVX), a digital media company, today announced the DivX Certification™ of three new Blu-ray player models from Pioneer (PN: BDP-LX71, BDP-LX08, BDP-51FD).

DivX® technology enables a high-quality experience for digital video and DivX Certification™ of these new Blu-ray players allows consumers to play back DivX video saved on CDs or DVDs. Pioneer's first DivX Certified Blu-ray Disc Players, featuring high-quality image and sound, will be available across Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand starting in October (BDP-LX08 to be released in Europe only).

"Our standard DVD players that obtained DivX Certification have shipped worldwide, meeting the increasing consumer demand for devices that play high-quality DivX video. By supporting DivX in our newest Blu-ray Disc Player, we are now able to provide consumers with a greater video experience," said Ryuichiro Yoshimura, General Manager of Video Planning Department, Pioneer Corporation.

"Pioneer has a strong reputation for design and quality in their Blu-ray products and we are pleased to contribute to this by enabling support for our premium video technology," said Kevin Hell, Chief Executive Officer, DivX, Inc. "These new players illustrate our increasing influence within emerging product categories and will allow consumers to enjoy their favorite digital video on the latest home entertainment platform."

Products that bear the DivX Certified® logo have undergone a rigorous testing program to ensure interoperability, security and visual quality. DivX Certified products enable consumers to create, play, and share high-quality video content across a wide range of devices and platforms.