LG reveals dual format DVD player
South Korea's LG Electronics has debuted the world's first dual-format next-generation DVD player at CES 2007 in Las Vegas
South Korea's LG Electronics has debuted the world's first dual-format next-generation DVD player at CES 2007 in Las Vegas. The Super Multi Blue player is compatible with both Blu-ray and HD DVD discs and marks a major development in the ongoing battle for supremacy between supporters of the rival formats.
In addition to offering full HD 1080p picture quality in conjunction with high-definition discs, the BH100 player incorporates interactive functions based on BD-Java, which allows advanced functions to be displayed over the video of Blu-ray discs but not from HD DVD discs.
The unit supports a range of AV formats, including MPEG-2, MPEG-1/2 audio, Dolby Digital+, DTS and DTS-HD audio, and includes multiple inputs/outputs such as HDMI-out optical/coaxial/discrete 5.1 channel audio outputs.
The strikingly designed player incorporates easy-to-use backlit touch sensor buttons along with an ergonomic remote control.
"We've developed the Super Multi Blue Player to end the confusion caused by the current competition between Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD," said Hee Gook Lee, president and chief technology officer of LG Electronics. "Customers will no longer be forced to choose between the two formats. As HDTV is already gaining ground, we are hoping that the Super Multi Blue Player will play a major role in expanding and advancing the high-definition DVD market."