Samsung to bring DivX compatibility to TVs

A new line-up of televisions boasting DivX compatibility is being promised by Samsung.

Samsung and DivX have now signed a "multiyear agreement" and the first televisions able to playback DivX movie files will arrive in early 2009.

The TVs will be able to playback these media files directly via USB slots or via Ethernet connection.

Samsung already offers devices that will play DivX files including DVD players and phones, but overall, there are now more than 100 million DivX certified devices now available.

When we have more details on what you can expect from the DivX certified TVs, we'll let you know.