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September 24, 2008

Panasonic's UniPhier Processor First DivX Certified Chip For 1080p Blu-ray Playback

uniphier3_panasonic_052108(2).jpgDivX has done another first, announcing this morning that Panasonic's UniPhier System LSI chip is the first to achieve DivX HD Certification for 1080p Blu-ray playback.

With so many of us relying on the DivX format, Panasonic wants to make sure both its Blu-ray and DVD players will playback DivX content and with the certification customers will know.

"The DivX Certified UniPhier System LSI enables the playback of high resolution DivX® content on Blu-ray and DVD players, which is the most significant advantage of next generation DVD devices," said Akito Miyamoto, General Manager of Software and Solutions, Semiconductor Company, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. "Our solution to support DivX HD and standard definition video playback is of great value."

Earlier this year, Panasonic announced the UniPhier 3 Blu-ray processor, its 3rd generation 45 nanometer chip, that by hosting all BD Live features on a single chip could ultimately reduce Blu-ray player prices.

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Posted by Justin Davey at September 24, 2008 8:13 AM

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