Developed to address the consumer hesitancy caused by the current competition between Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD, the Super Multi Blue Player can play both formats, ending consumers’ confusion of deciding between two formats. With Full HD 1080p HDTV gaining ground, CNET honored the Super Multi Blue Player, winning the Home Video category, and ultimately the Best in Show.
Launching in the United States in February 2007, this dual-format high-definition disc player, LG model BH100, will be the first player on the market with the capability to play both next-generation disc formats, addressing the challenge of the current format war. The new player is ideally suited to LG’s expanded lineup of 14 new Full HD 1080p plasma and LCD HDTVs, delivering best video possible in the highest display resolution format.
In addition to offering Full HD 1080p picture quality from high-definition discs, the player incorporates interactive functions based on BD-Java, which allows advanced menus and functions to be displayed over the video of Blu-ray discs. And, while the same level of advanced menu interactivity is not available while playing HD DVD discs, the powerful combination of Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD audio-video playback technologies is like no other on the market.
The unit supports various A/V formats, including MPEG-2, VC-1, H.264 video, MPEG1/2 audio, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital+, DTS and DTS-HD audio, and includes multiple inputs/outputs such as HDMI out, component/composite video outputs, and optical/coaxial/discrete 5.1 channel audio outputs, among others.
LG’s Super Multi Blue Player (BH100), available to U.S. consumers during the first quarter of 2007, is expected to sell for about U.S. $1,199. [January 12, 2007]
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