According to the company, they expect the previously announced firmware update to hit the PS3 soon, which will enable full DivX support for the console. Though no specific time frame was given for this upgrade, their particular emphasis on saying it was coming soon leads us to believe it's "coming in a week or two" soon, as opposed to "4 months down the road" soon.I had totally missed that Xbox 360 had implemented support for DivX playback already. This means I don't have to hook up a computer to the projector everytime I want to watch videos, but can just easily stream them through the console via our home network.
As far as upgrade details go, the PS3 is DivX-certified, meaning not only is playback guaranteed to function properly, but game developers can also use the compression format for in-game cutscenes. In comparison, the Xbox 360 merely supports playback of DivX-encoded videos.
PS3 DivX Update Coming 'Very Soon'