Later this month, LG will introduce their second-generation dual format player, which will also be the first Blu-ray stand-alone player to be compliant with the new Profile v1.1 spec. The new profile allows for Blu-ray movies to display a picture-in-picture experience via additional video and audio decoders. The LG player is also expected to be Profile v2.0 - or BD-Live - capable due to its Ethernet connection.
As we reported earlier, Sony is expected to make the PS3 Profile v1.1 compliant with the next firmware update. With the built-in Ethernet connection, it is also expected that the PS3 will receive Profile v2.0 when required by upcoming titles.
At CES, Pioneer will debut their "full-profile" player. Daewoo and Denon are also expected to release their new players soon. Daewoo recently displayed a Profile v2.0 player at IFA and Denon previously announced that their first Blu-ray player would be Profile v1.1 compliant.