The DP-500, powered by the EM8550 DVD processor from Sigma Designs (Nasdaq: SIGM), is a revolutionary network-connected DVD player from KiSS Technology that is capable of playing back DivX video,including versions 3.xx, 4.xx and 5.xx. DivX.com is the first retail channel in the United States to offer the DP-500 for sale, at the price of U.S. $299.00
The â€œDivX Certifiedâ€ badge ensures consumers that a device will play back DivX Â® video content (including DivX 3.11) at the highest possible level of visual quality. The KiSS DP-500 is the first network-capable DVD player to offer DivX playback, enabling users to download DivX content from the Internet and then play it directly on a television.
â€œWe’re very excited to bring our users the first DivX Certified DVD player on DivX.com in the form of the KiSS DP-500, which is the kind of next-generation connected device that will help shape the future of consumer electronics,â€ said Jordan Greenhall, CEO and co-founder of DivXNetworks, Inc. â€œWe created the DivX Certified process to bring consumers, content providers, and CE companies together to facilitate real convergence and meet global demand. Devices like the DP-500 will empower our users to create, distribute and enjoy their video content on a variety of devices and platforms throughout the connected home.â€
In addition to supporting DivX video technology, the DP-500 offers a number of cutting edge features including progressive scan, Ethernet 10/100, Internet radio streaming, PC-Link, support for DVD, SVCD, VCD, CD, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, CD-RW & DVD-RW/+RW playback, and a photo album feature that enables users to view digital photos on a television.
â€œWe are excited to work with DivXNetworks as our first retail channel for the US Market, which highlights the significance of our DP-500 at the first DivX Certified DVD Player,â€ said Peter Wilmar Christensen, CEO of KiSS Technology. â€œOur team has worked diligently to create an innovative next-generation DVD player that sets a new standard for networked consumer products, and we look forward to bringing that device to the worldwide community of video enthusiasts and early adopters in the DivX community.â€
â€œThe KiSS DP-500 is an ideal device for consumers who have been anxiously awaiting high-quality products that will enable them to bring their DivX content beyond the PC to their living rooms,â€ said Ken Lowe, vice president of strategic marketing of Sigma Designs.