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Panasonic Adds DivX Plus HD to 3D Blu-ray Players

DivX, Inc. and Panasonic announced that Panasonic will introduce DivX Plus HD playback technology in its next generation of 3D Blu-ray Disc (BD) players.

According to the statement, Panasonic’s new line of Blu-ray players will enable the playback of DivX Plus HD video using the MKV container (up to 1080p resolution). 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.

“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.”

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