Indian Wells, Calif. — DivX Networks announced that KiSS Technology, a Hoersholm, Denmark-based consumer electronics manufacturer, has agreed to develop a DivX-certified DVD player optimized for the high-resolution HDTV playback of DivX video files.
The company demonstrated DivX-certified DVD players to retailers at the RetailVision North America show, here.
The DivX DVD player, model DP-1500, will have the ability to play back "high-resolution DivX videos optimized for HDTVs," the company said. The player will enable DivX users to archive high-definition broadcast content on their PCs before burning files to recordable DVDs. Users will then be able to playback DivX video, which has been encoded from high-definition, on high-definition television displays.
The KiSS DVD player will also support playback of all versions of DivX video, including secure, video-on-demand content from DivXNetworks’ content partners.
The KiSS DP-1500 is slated to ship to dealers this month at $350 suggested retail price.