June 17, 2004

Home DivX

I've resisted the DivX format for a while now, for a number of reasons. One, it's not completely quality of the original DVD, and two, it's so, uh, ungainly to have a PC hooked up to your TV. I'm not even going to elaborate on how one cannot possibly watch entire movies on a monitor.

But DivX is now becoming more seductive. For example, Cirrus Logic is enabling low-end DVD players with DivX, and Kiss Technology has a stunning DivX/DVD/all format player that includes a hardrive, PVR-style.

And if that's not enough, you can capture your own TV, in real-time, to DivX.

Now, if we could start to see digital TV broadcasts (cable and satellite) in DivX, that would be great.

  :::  a TV ritual performed at 09:52 AM   :::