OK, so you got a whole lotta movies in Divx format. You got it all saved in one large hard drive possibly categorized into multiple subdirectories. You’re sick and tired of watching your collection through your PC, and you want to watch it on the “big screen”. Well, you got a number of options:
- If you got an XBOX 360, connect it through the internet, then update XBOX LIVE so you can play Divxs. Plug your external hard drive to the 360 via USB, and away you go.
- Plug your PC/laptop via VGA, if your TV supports it.
- Get yourself a Hard Drive with a built-in Media Player.
- Get yourself a dvd player that support most video formats (including divx of course) that’s equipped with a USB port (supporting USB 2.0).
I’ve actually tried all 4 options. I’d say the best option would probably be option 4. I also highly recommend the Highlander HDMI DVD DivX Player. It’s cheap, fully functional, and supports a wide range of video formats. Here’s a run down of all it’s features:
- Highlander HDMI DVD Player – Multiregion
- 5.1 Channel MPEG-4/DiVX /HDMI DVD Player
- Region free
- Loader: Sanyo HD65
- Solution: MTK 1389HD
- Support DVD-R/DVD/VCD/HD-CD/CD-R/MPEG-4/DiVX/HDMI
- Support Multilingual Dialogue (up to 8 tracks) and subtitle
- Support NTSC/PAL playback
- 4x Zooming Playback
- Full function Remote Control
- Onscreen Display, Parental Control
- Selectable Screen Aspect Ratio (4:3 & 16:9)
- Dolby AC-3 5.1 Channel Audio Output
- Composite Video, S-Video Output
- Programmed/Repeat Play Remote Control
- Accessories: AV Cables and Remote Control
- Great quality video through HDMI or Component input
- Zoom Playback
- USB and SD card input
- It’s got a wide case and it’s not pretty
- Can’t seem to turn off the zoom onscreen display when zooming in
- 8 character file name limit makes it hard to determine which video to select
- Setting up component display requires connection via RCA first
- If you accidentally press reset on your remote control then it restores settings to factory default. This means that you have to hook up your device via RCA in order to switch the display to component
I’d give this device a 7.5/10. For its price and functionality, I’d push that up to 8/10. You can get more information about the product by going here: