JVC announces DivX-compatible Blu-ray player with USB port


JVC Japan announced the XV-BP1 today [JP], a new Blu-ray player that comes with two interesting features and a fair price. The player supports DivX/MPEG-4/MKV/AVCHD files and sports a USB port at the front so you can plug in a USB stick with your DivX -movies (you know, the ones you downloaded legally earlier) into the device and directly start watching.


The player also supports BD-Live, Bonus View and delivers video in 1080/60p or 24p quality (DVD upscaling in 1080/60p). Needless to say, it not only features a USB port but also an HDMI interface.

The XV-BP1 will hit Japanese stores in late July (JVC is yet to announce international distribution plans) and will cost $440.