DIVX AND DVD

Technical
DIVXDVD
SupportedUsual ImplementationSupportedUsual Implementation
Random AccessYesYesYesYes
High Quality MPEG2 VideoYesYesYesYes
Standard and WidescreenYesStandard onlyYesStandard and Widescreen
AC-3 AudioYesYesYesYes
Multi Language AudioYesEnglish OnlyYesEnglish and French; Spanish sometimes available
Multi Language SubtitleYesNoneYesEnglish, French, and Spanish
RSDL (non-flipping)YesOnly when flipping inconveniences userYesLonger movies (prevents flipping)

Pricing
DIVXDVD
Rental$4.99 Initial, ~$3 afterwards (48 hour period) buy once, keeps on shelf$3 (24 hour period) normal rental
Sell ThroughUnknown though not always available$24.99-$29.99 MSRP
PlayersRoughly $100 MORE ontop of normal DVD pricing$400-$5,000

Types of Discs
DIVXDVD
Standard:

Rental Fee discs

DIVX PLAYER ONLY
Standard:

Rental and Sell Through

ALL DVD PLAYERS
Unlimited:

Standard disc converted to unlimited view (restricted to your account)

DIVX PLAYER ONLY
Gold:

Sell Through Disc

DIVX PLAYER ONLY

Use
DIVXDVD
First RentalGo to store and buy disc for $4.99, and once you press play at home, your first 2-day period begins. Disc will not play after 48 hoursGo to rental store, pay $3 (deposit maybe necessary), bring disc home, watch, bring back by due hour
Subsequent RentalsStick disc in and enter PIN code to be billed $3 for another 48 hour periodGo to rental store, pay $3 (deposite maybe necessary), bring disc home, watch, bring back by due hour
BuyingNormal discs:

Charge set amount (unknown) and use that disc only with players which are registered to your account (can't be brought to friend's house without charging them the $3 unless they share an account with you

Buy the disc at the store for $20-$25 retail, plays on any DVD player
Gold discs:

Buy disc for -yet to be disclosed price-, plays only on DIVX players At this time it is uncertain, but there is a possibility that even your viewings of these discs will be sent to a central computer to verify that no piracy has occured (your viewing habits are now known by DIVX)


Support
DIVXDVD
StudiosDisney (Disney, Miramax, CastleRock, etc...), Universal, Dreamworks SKG, ParamountDisney (Disney, Miramax, CastleRock, etc...), Universal, Warner (Warner Bros., MGM, etc...), SONY (Tristar, Music), Live, Polygram, Lumivision, Simitar, Image
HardwareThomson (RCA, ProScan), Zenith, Matsushita (Panasonic)Thomson (RCA, ProScan), Zenith, Matsushita (Panasonic), SONY, Toshiba, Denon, Mitsubishi, PIONEER, JVC, Phillips/Magnavox, SamSung -soon



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