LG Electronics Launches Industrys First Dual-Format High-Definition Disc Player


LG Electronics announced the innovational “Super Multi Blue” Player at the 2007 International CES. It is the first Dual-Format High Definition Disc Player and is the result of fusion of the latest technologies. It offers unexampled flexibility to consumers seeking the convenience of playing both Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD high-definition content.

The new player ideally befits LG’s expanded lineup of Full HD 1080p plasma and LCD HDTVs, delivering best video possible in the highest display resolution format. It is said that Super Multi Blue Player evolved to end the confusion caused by the current competition between Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD. Thus the Super Multi Blue Player is expected to allow studios to better meet consumers’ growing demand for high-definition content in both the Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD formats.

Technical Specifications of the product are:

  • The player upconverts standard DVDs to 1080i resolution and provide compatibility with consumers’ existing movie libraries along wtih improving the picture quality of those discs, too.
  • The player incorporates interactive functions based on BD-Java that allow 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.
  • Elegant and easy-to-use backlit touch sensor buttons along with an ergonomic remote control deliver an effortless control of the next-generation home entertainment experience.

U.S. consumers can purchase the LG’s Super Multi Blue Player (BH100) during the first quarter of 2007. The expected price of BH -100 is about U.S. $1,199.