Yamaha Launches New 3D-Ready DivX Certified Blu-ray Disc Players

  • Posted on: 2 September 2010
  • By: chw staff

Yamaha and DivX today made a joint announcement of the worldwide release of a range of 3D-Ready DivX Certified Blu-ray Disc Players.  Both companies said these new 3D-ready players bring the best in visual quality and full-featured media capabilities, enabling stunning playback of full 1080p DivX Plus HD video using the MKV container.  First to market is the BD-S1067 (in Europe), with other models for North America and other areas coming later.

This new range of DivX Certified Players has received the highest certification for the DivX platform. This means users can enjoy their personal and Internet video collections in the DivX format directly on their TVs. The certification also means that the players are optimized for all content created with DivX software. These include all previous versions of DivX video and DivX Plus HD video files with the .mkv file extension and AAC audio created with third-party tools.

"We are pleased to partner with an industry leader such as Yamaha to add DivX Plus HD Certification to their new global Blu-ray line," said Matt Milne, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, DivX, Inc. "OEMs recognize the value of DivX Plus HD Certification as a way to take HD video to the next level at home or on the go."

The DivX platform is known for its high quality cinematic video playback for domestic and commercial use. DivX also supports the secure playback of major Hollywood titles from major studios, and many online movie download sites now distribute Hollywood content in the DivX format worldwide.

"At Yamaha we are known for our unique heritage of artisanship and technological know-how, and our partnership with DivX to enhance our video playback capabilities reflects that commitment to excellence," said Shuichi Esaki, AV Technology Development Department Manager, Yamaha. "With DivX Plus HD support for MKV video playback, our new players will transform how consumers enjoy HD movies and Internet video."