Originally Posted by Frank D
Just read in the 570 manual on page 33 that Divx feature is only available on Canadain models. Anyone know why they did this?
Has any one in the US tested a Divx coded movie on their 570?
A lot of brands don't do Divx in the US but do elsewhere. Licensing cost is the reason, I guess. Plus we get streaming services like netflix and other countries don't (yet). I've never had a sony that played Divx, so I wouldn't expect the 570 to be any different. LG is probably the only game in town for Divx. Insignia is close, as it does mkv, mts and xvid, but not divx. Oddly enough, Insignia does CinemaNow which is Divx, but won't play Divx files. In any case, it's my main box for file playback since my sony, panasonic, toshiba and samsung won't do it. My panny DVD recorder will play Divx, but it won't output HD.
EDIT: To clarify, I'm talking about standalone blu-ray players, not DVD players or gaming systems or PCs.