DivX, Inc. today announced the HD DivX Certificationof Broadcom Corporation’s BCM7405 system-on-a-chip (SoC) solution. Building on Broadcom’s current family of SoCs, including the BCM7452 and BCM7403, which have already achieved standard-definition DivX Certification, the BCM7405 provides advanced internet provider (IP) functionality and improved video and audio performance for satellite, cable and IP set-top boxes (STBs). This next generation product can support the playback of DivX 1080p content, and other key integrated features for digital television content such as recording, playback, time-shifting and trick modes.
“DivX is a key player in high-quality digital content distribution and consumption, and we are pleased to continue collaborating with them to support our shared customers’ goals of supporting the widest selection of video and audio content formats,” says Aidan O’Rourke, Senior Director of Marketing, IPTV Set-Top Box Products for Broadcom.
DivX technology significantly reduces the file sizes of digital video, and DivX Certification enables consumers to play DivX video content on a range of entertainment devices such as digital video recorders, portable media players, digital televisions, Blu-ray DVD players, and mobile phones. This improved compression makes it easier to move and share high-quality content between devices, making the entertainment experience more enjoyable for consumers. By supporting HD DivX, the BCM7405 will play an important role in bringing these technology benefits to the market.
Products that bear the DivX Certified(R) 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.