Divx and Panasonic just announced that Panasonic will introduce DivX Plus HD playback technology in its next generation of 3D Blu-ray products. Panasonic's new line of Blu-ray players will enable the playback of DivX Plus HD video using the MKV container, providing consumers with a true cinematic video experience at HD resolutions up to 1080p.
Available to consumers first in Europe late April 2010 and soon after in Russia and Oceania, the DMP-BDT300 is Panasonic's first full HD 3D Blu-ray Disc player and the first to receive DivX Plus HD Certification. With the introduction of 3D products for the home, Panasonic customers will receive an unparalleled 3D experience with realistic and immersive sensation.
DivX Plus HD Certification is the premium level of certification available from DivX, optimized for consumer electronics products and supports the playback of all content created with DivX software. Available on www.divx.com, the newly released DivX Plus Software allows users to create and playback H.264 video in an .mkv file container. DivX Plus HD Certified devices will playback all previous versions of DivX video, premium Hollywood content in the DivX format, and DivX Plus HD video files with the .mkv file extension and AAC audio created with third-party tools.
Known for great performance, visual quality and interoperability on any DivX Certified® device, DivX provides consumers with a comprehensive digital media solution supporting the majority of high-quality Internet video on their TVs or other consumer electronics devices.
In addition, 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.
"We are extremely pleased to announce that Panasonic has decided to adopt DivX Plus HD in their new 2010 line of Blu-ray devices," said Kevin Hell, Chief Executive Officer at DivX. "These Panasonic 3D Blu-ray players are truly revolutionary, and now consumers will be able to enjoy the best of 3D technology and DivX Plus HD playback for the ultimate home theater experience."
"Our new DMP-BDT300 players are fully loaded with all of the tools that consumers need to enjoy everything 3D and HD," said Kazuhiko Nakamura, Group Manager of Product Technology, Video Business Unit, Network Business Group, Panasonic AVC Networks Company, Panasonic Corporation. "Adding DivX Plus HD Certification maximizes that experience for our customers by guaranteeing high-quality playback of all digital video files, including MKV."