Broadcom Introduces HD DivX Certified Chips for TVs

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According to a press release, fabless semiconductor company Broadcom is introducing three new digital television SOCs (system-on-a-chip) solutions that have garnered HD DivX certification.

The release continues by saying that TVs that contain the BCM3548, BCM3549, and BCM3556 SOCs will be able to playback DivX HD (1080p) video streamed directly to the TV. Video can be streamed by a wired or wireless broadband connection or via a host of USB connected devices. reports that at the moment it is rare to find TVs that have built-in media streaming and playback capability.

The release goes on to say that the DivX certification ensures that the compressed video is compatible with a wide variety of products such as Blu-ray players, mobile phones, and now HDTVs.

There is no word regarding what (or when) manufacturers will implement the chips.

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