LG reveiled the details on the pre-announced dual format HD player today at the CES 2007.
The HD DVD and Blu-ray player will be called LG BH100 Super Multi Blue Player.
"We've developed the Super Multi Blue Player to end the confusion caused by the current competition between Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD. Customers are no longer forced to choose between the two formats," said Dr. Hee Gook Lee, president and chief technology officer of LG Electronics. Thank you LG!
The LG BH100 of course supports full HD 1080p picture quality from high-definition discs, the player also incorporates interactive functions based on BD-Java, which allows advanced menus and functions to be displayed over the video of Blu-ray discs.
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.
The price is not that bad considering that the Sony Blu-ray player BDP-S1 sells still for $999. More details in this press-release. Photo via Tech Digest.
LG already announced the Super Multi Blue GGW-H10N drive for PCs.