Pioneer announced at the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that Pioneer will introduce a new line of DivX Certified DVD players and DVD recorder in the United States.
Certified DVD players from Pioneer will offer high performance and versatile playback capability for a variety of encoded disc formats. The players are also ideal for individuals who want to listen to digital music through a home theatre system. A new Pioneer DVD recorder offers tri-format recording and playback capability. DivX Certified models to be available at major retail outlets include, the Pioneer DVR-640H-S DVD recorder, Pioneer DV-393-S, DV-490V-S and DV-696AV-K slim design DVD players.
"By incorporating DivX technology in Pioneer's DVD players and DVD recorder, we are offering consumers a feature-rich, versatile product that provides a true 'convergence' experience," said Gary Bauhard, director of product planning and marketing for home entertainment at Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. "Consumers can enhance their viewing capabilities to enjoy a wide variety of digital films in the living room, in a lean-back environment away from the computer screen."
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 range of devices and platforms. Over 50 million DivX Certified devices from a variety of manufacturers are estimated to have shipped worldwide. Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. introduced its first DivX Certified model a year ago at CES 2005.
"Pioneer has always been a leader in the DVD category, and adding DivX to all of their new home entertainment products is very much in keeping with that leadership position," said Bill Holmes, vice president of consumer electronics at DivX Inc. "As consumer demand for DivX content and devices continues to grow, DivX Certification is quickly becoming a must-have feature across the consumer electronics ecosystem."
Pioneer will be demonstrating its new DivX Certified devices on the CES show floor at booth #9827 in the Central Hall. To learn more about the DivX Certification program for consumer electronics devices, visit www.divx.com/certified.