LG, DivX Slate Devices With DivX HD Playback22 Apr, 2009 By: Billy Gil
Digital media provider DivX and LG Electronics have announced that LG’s new digital TVs will be able to play back DivX HD 1080p videos. The companies said more than 200 models of LG digital TVs are now DivX Certified, including the LH50, LH70, LH85, PS70 and PS80 series; while more than 120 models will be able to play DivX HD.
The new models will begin rolling out in the United States and Europe starting in late April. The new models boast playback of DivX HD videos from the PC or Internet through a USB slot. Users can fit about two hours of DivX HD video on an 8GB media card.
“Being first to market with digital TVs capable of playing back DivX HD 1080p video is a big win for LG as well as our customers,” said Simon Kang, CEO and president of LG Home Entertainment TVs Company. “As people expand their DivX HD video collections they are looking for more convenient ways to watch them on their TVs. We’ve given them the ultimate convenience by building support for DivX HD playback into our digital TVs.”