January 08, 2007
| by Rachel Cericola
A few days ago, we ran some initial info about LG’s upcoming dual HD disc player. Now we’ve got the good stuff…
LG has announced that the BH100, which will play both Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD high-definition content, should be launching in the United States during the first quarter of 2007.
They also plan to put the same superpowers into computers, with the GGW-H10N, which is also compatible with both Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD formats. The Super Multi Blue 50GB drive is compatible with Blu-ray Disc, DVD, CD read/write and HD-DVD-ROM (read). It will also be available in the first quarter of 2007
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. The company, however, says that the same level of advanced menu interactivity is not available while playing HD DVD discs.
- Available in Q1 2007
- Supports MPEG-2, VC-1, H.264 video, MPEG1/2 audio, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital+, DTS & DTS-HD audio
- HDMI out, component/composite video outputs, and optical/coaxial/discrete 5.1 channel audio outputs, etc.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.