September 03, 2008 by Rachel Cericola
About mid-summer, LG made an announcement about a partnership that would put two great technologies into one box. The BD300 will be the first Blu-ray player that can also stream movies from your Netflix account.
“At LG we considered what, when and how consumers want to watch movies and television episodes. The result is the ultimate convergence of home theater entertainment and functionality,” said Allan Jason, VP of sales and marketing LG’s Digital Media/New Products Division. “With intelligent features and access to an ever-growing library of movie and television titles, the BD300 is the next step in a truly personalized entertainment experience.”
Other features include BD Live, BonusView, and advanced audio format decoding such as Dolby TrueHD / Digital Plus and DTS-HD Advanced Digital Out. There’s also a USB Media Plus function, which allows you to play photos, music and video from any USB drive.
The BD300 was originally supposed to hit this month, but now LG is saying it’s coming in October. Bummer! Expect to see the unit at Best Buy, Circuit City and other major retailers for $400.
Expect the BD300 to hit retail shelves this fall.
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Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.
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