I am not being sarcastic, I just don't get it
I just got a newsletter from Divx about Divx Connected.
I have to admit that the more I read about, the more I am confused about it.
I hate to be negative, it is possible that I am just being ignorant about Divx Connected.
I saw than in the U.S. the D-Link DivX Connected HD Player, will be available and is pre-selling at Amazon.com, at a sale price of $250.00.
I just look at it and wonder, Why on G_Ds green earth would anyone pay $250.00 for this device, just so I can watch Divx movies on my PC ?
Or maybe my too ??
For example, I take a 6.82 encoded Divx video, even a full length movie.
I them do a copy to my Transcend 8gb grade 6, SDHC card (cost $33 at amazon.com), which is inserted in my little Sandisk SDHC or SD USB connector. I got three of them at something like $2.00 a piece on amazon.com.
Then I just slide the SDHC card , that is holding a couple of full length movies into my $59 Philips DVP5982 standalone DVD player, that upshifts to 1090i as well as being ultra Divx certified, plays music, most formats of video and photos.
It has a single HDMI connection to the HDMI input connection on my Panasonic TV. I have some $100, 80 watts Cambirdge Electronics,2.1 amplified speakers that hang off of the TV that sound really good.
I turn my $59 5982 DVD layer on and I am faced with clicking with my remote on one of the divx encoded movies that are listed on my TV screen.
I click on the one I want and it plays wonderfully. It starts a count of the "index" to 100, a few seconds slower than when I am playing the same thing from when I burn the Divx encoded movies ad data files to a DVD.
When the movie starts, it plays really well and sounds really well. It plays with the same quality from my little, ultra re-writable, SDHC card asd from a data burnt DVD.
I already have a home network that allows my PCs that are on two levels to select a large selection of music, photos and Divx videos that will play well on each of them.
Downstairs, I have a cable that goes from a PC into the TV I have in my family room downstairs. Therefore, if i want to watch a Divx movie that is on a eSata connected external drive that is connected to my office PC, it can be seen on the PC monitor or on the larger screen on my TV.
I don't have anything complex or unusual in my wireless network to do this. Just a Netgear router that has an expended range and speed to the old G standard.
The whole point is, why, why, why would I ever consider paying $250.00 for this specialized Divx connected hardware ??
I don't see what it can do, what even a Playstation or Xbox can do, let alone a Pc on a network, having the convenience of the inexpensive stand alone DVD player that I can eve load up with some flash. I can even connect my Cowon D2, portable media player and play Divx movies through that on my TVs.
I just don't get it ??