LG promises full interactivity support on next dual-format player

LG promises full interactivity support on next dual-format player

Last year, LG shook the high-def war by releasing the first ever dual-format player, the “Super Blu” BH100 player plays both Blu-ray and HD DVD – however it was not officially licensed by the DVD Forum so it does not display the HD DVD logo and lacks HDi functionality.

Later this month LG will release the BH200 dual-format player which will be the first player with the BD “full profile specification” mandating Blu-ray advanced features such as picture-in-picture playback. On the HD DVD side of things, this player will receive the HD DVD logo and will be fully HDi compliant.

BH100

The HD DVD group has been relatively effective in promoting their new interactive features including on-line connections to movie trailers and shopping-cart features.

Pioneer and Daewoo have both announced full profile Blu-ray players for later this year.

Thanks to Video Business for the original story.

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Steven Kippel has worked as a systems designer for a leading high-end audio/video custom integrator in Southern California since 2003. He is responsible for researching new technologies and integrating them into existing systems and new construction projects. He has designed several high-profile systems for discriminating clients on the cutting-edge of technology. When he is not hard at work, Steven is spending time with his wife, playing with his band or promoting concerts and bands in the Inland Empire. His favorite bands include The Cure, U2, Eisley, Living Sacrifice and DragonForce.

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