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With the latest available firmware release the PS3 is now BD Profile 1.1 compliant and has been updated for DIVX playback.

From Sony:

Firmware Update v2.10 is now live. This new system update enhances media playback on the PLAYSTATION 3 in a number of ways that the PS3 community has indicated are important.

We are introducing a much-requested video playback format with this update: DivX and VC-1 (WMV) videos become playable in the Video section of the XMB. This update also brings the PS3’s Blu-ray drive up to Profile 1.1. “Picture in Picture” and other enhancements become available on Profile 1.1 compatible Blu-ray discs.

A voice changer feature is added, enabling you to change the tone of your voice during voice or video chat.
If you really want a bigger drive on the ps3 there is a 3rd party adapter available for $30 that will let you use any off the shelf drive with it - for the same price as that 2.5 inch drive, you could have gotten a 500 or 700 gig one. As for divx, why bother? everything is encoded in either xvid or 3vix nowadays.
Glad this came through!
I'm buying the PS3 in 10 days!
Yea.....I guess. Took them long enough.
Director7 wrote: Nic Mall wrote: It's only been out a few months there are plenty of decent games out.Few months?! It's been a year already.
In the US, not the UK. Either way, the really good games are starting to filter through.
Nic Mall wrote: Did you find it easy to switch the hard drive?
I'm thinking of doing it to mine when that PVR add on comes out next year.

Yeah, it was a snap and Sony gives instructions on replacing the hard drive in the instruction manual. I simply backed up all of my data to a FAT32 formatted USB drive and followed the instructions according to Sony on how to remove the old and install the new 2.5" SATA drive. Once you turn the PS3 on again it has a series of menus that guide you through formatting the new hard drive. Then all you have to do is put your backed up data onto the new drive.

Much better and cheaper than the 360's proprietary hard drive...I mean who wants to pay $150 for a 120 GB drive? I ordered my 200 GB 2.5 SATA drive from for around $100 on sale, and I believe the regular price is still only around $125.
Nic Mall wrote: It's only been out a few months there are plenty of decent games out.Few months?! It's been a year already.
Did you find it easy to switch the hard drive?
I'm thinking of doing it to mine when that PVR add on comes out next year.
I've had mine since last January and have been thoroughly impressed with it. I mainly bought it as a replacement for my dying PS2 and a Blu-ray player and it hasn't disappointed. Since then I've replaced the hard drive with a 200GB drive, and with the firmware updates they've had throughout the year the system has only gotten better and better. I have it, the 360, and the Wii here at the house, and between the three I use the PS3 by far the most, and even though it was the most expensive of the three I've gotten more value out of it than the other two. It really is much more than a gaming machine and I'm eager to see what they do with it next. The only thing keeping it from totally replacing my other DVD viewing option is the lack of multi-region or PAL playback.
It's only been out a few months there are plenty of decent games out.
The PS2 took about a year for the amazing games to kick in.
Crazy, they really are going for everything BUT games aren't they?
DivX Coming to PS3
The Playstation 3 is already a pretty good media device with DVD upconversion and Blu-ray playback, and this news just makes it better:

(Press Release from

DivX Technology to be Added to PLAYSTATION®3
DivX Ecosystem to Expand Significantly with PS3

TOKYO & SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DivX, Inc. (NASDAQ:DIVX) today announced that DivX® video technology will be integrated into PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3) from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE). The popular computer entertainment system will be added to the ecosystem of devices that currently support DivX video playback. To date, over 100 million DivX Certified® products have been shipped into the market, and it is anticipated PS3 will significantly expand that number.
"We are excited to work with Sony Computer Entertainment to bring DivX to PS3," said Kevin Hell, CEO of DivX, Inc. "Our technology will expand the multimedia functionality of PS3 by enabling users to enjoy access to the broad library of content in the DivX digital media format."

Products that bear the DivX Certified logo have undergone a rigorous testing program to ensure a high-quality DivX media experience that includes reliable video playback and excellent visual quality. DivX is currently working to certify PS3 and deliver a superior digital media technology to consumers in the near future. Current PS3 end users will be able to add DivX functionality to their systems via a separate system software update at a forthcoming date. PS3 game title developers will be able to utilize DivX's decoder technology by updating the system software of PS3's Software Development Kit to version 2.00, which was released by SCE on November 2nd.

To learn about DivX technology, please visit

About DivX

DivX, Inc. is a digital media company that enables consumers to enjoy a high-quality video experience across any kind of device. DivX creates, distributes and licenses digital video technologies that span the "three screens" comprising today’s consumer media environment—the PC, the television and mobile devices. Over 100 million DivX Certified devices have shipped into the market from leading consumer electronics manufacturers. DivX also offers content providers and publishers a complete solution for the distribution of secure, high-quality digital video content. Driven by a globally recognized brand and a passionate community of hundreds of millions of consumers, DivX is simplifying the video experience to enable the digital home.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical in nature constitute "forward-looking statements." Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding DivX's visibility within the investment community. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause DivX's actual results to be materially different from historical results or from any results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to: the risk that customer use of DivX technology may not grow as anticipated; the risk that anticipated market opportunities may not materialize at expected levels, or at all; the risk that the Company’s activities may not result in the growth of profitable revenue; risks and uncertainties related to the maintenance and strength of the DivX brand; risks associated with DivX's ability to penetrate existing and new markets; risks regarding the effects of competition; DivX's dependence on its licensees and partners; the effect of intellectual property rights claims; and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of DivX's quarterly report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on August 14, 2007. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. DivX is providing this information as of the date of this release and does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

"PLAYSTATION" is a registered trademark and "PS3" is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc