Toshiba and Rovi to launch DivX certified TVs

Rovi, the digital entertainment expert, has announced that Toshiba is launching a range of DTVs Certified for DivX Plus Streaming. The latest agreement will help increase the reach of Rovi’s advanced adaptive streaming format and enable Toshiba DTVs to support entertainment services from over-the-top providers such as KNOWHOW Movies by Dixons Retail in the UK.

DivX Plus Streaming brings a feature set to streaming media that is typically characteristic of the Blu-ray Disc consumer experience such as multi-language subtitles and audio tracks, trick-play track for smooth fast forward and rewind, chapter points for quick scene navigation, and resume playback across devices. In addition, to help eliminate buffering or the “spinning wheel”, DivX Plus Streaming includes Dynamic Resolution Scaling.

“We are pleased to continue our relationship with Rovi and integrate DivX Plus Streaming to add to the high-quality viewing experiences that we offer,” said Takahiro Uchida, Deputy Senior Manager, TV Products Dept., Products Management Div., Toshiba Corporation Digital Products & Services Company. “By integrating services such as KNOWHOW Movies with DivX Plus Streaming and enabling entertainment experiences that are flexible, convenient, and feature rich, we are providing even greater value to our customers.”

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