DivX and Sharp today announced that Sharp will add DivX Plus HD Certification to its new LE835 and LE830 lines of AQUOS Quattron LCD TVs as well as its new line of AQUOS Blu-ray Disc players, providing playback of DivX MKV files in 1080p.
Consumers who purchase the new Sharp devices will enjoy high-quality playback of DivX Plus HD videos and Hollywood movies in the DivX format directly on the products using any optical disc or through the SD card slot.
Key advanced DivX Plus HD features on the Sharp devices include support for as many as eight subtitle and audio tracks in a single movie file, smooth fast forward and rewind which makes it simple to navigate through a DivX Plus video, and auto chapter points so users can skip between chapters in a video when no chapters have previously been authored.
DivX Plus HD Certification is awarded to consumer electronics products supporting the optimized playback of all content created with DivX software. Available on www.divx.com, 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 and DivX Plus HD video files with the .mkv file extension and AAC audio created with third-party tools.
At CES 2011, Sharp introduced new AQUOS Quattron LE835 and LE830 Series LCD TVs which combine Sharp's X-Gen panel with Quad Pixel Technology and edge LED backlighting. These series will be available in 60-, 52-, 46- and 40-inch screen size classes in the United States this spring. The company's HP25/35/75/205 Blu-ray Disc players will be for sale in the United States in March 2011, the HP35 will be sold in Europe, and the HP25 will be available for the rest of the world later in 2011.