Divx/Xvid Format

I am in the market for a new dvd recorder mainly for the purpose of playing movie files with the extensions
mpg, avi, etc…

but also with a hdd so I can record programs without the need for a dvd

What would be the best system for playing all the different types of extensions (I have heard that some divx compliant dvd players sometimes do not play all the file extension formats)?


http://phorums.com.au/forumdisplay.php?f=42 Is a good place to look for DIVX players.