LG's "Super Blu" BH200 HD DVD / Blu-ray combo player now available

Engadget writes:

"After a slight delay and a false alarm, LG has finally announced that its "Super Blu" BH200 HD DVD / Blu-ray combo player is now available at retailers nationwide, for the not so low price of $999. In addition to playing both HD formats, the player also has the somewhat notable distinction of being the first player to support Blu-ray profile 1.1, although you'll still have to wait a while to take advantage of that particular feature. Otherwise, you'll get full 1080p support (including upscaling of DVDs), HDMI 1.3, component and composite video outputs, digital optical and analog audio outputs, and a LAN port, not to mention a USB port on the front for impromptu slide shows or music playback. Now, if only they'd work on getting the cost down to something less than the combined cost of an HD DVD and Blu-ray player, we'd be all set."

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lilwingman3872d ago

Like the article says, might as well just buy each player separately... get to take advantage of all the free discs being handed out to both formats, and save yourself a couple hundred bucks while you're at it.

Boink3872d ago

and the world breathes a big "who cares"?

boodybandit3872d ago

Why bother even releasing one for that price?

bootsielon3872d ago

The HD market is still one for enthusiasts, meaning Samsung can milk them for that added value. AFter all, even though it's cheaper to have a player of each format, it's slicker to have a single player of two formats, which drives demand up in the high-end market (which is almost the only existing market for HD right now).

pwnsause3872d ago

good for those HD-DVD people that are going to lose the format war so they can keep their HD-DVD movies :)

Bladestar3872d ago (Edited 3872d ago )

lol... where is these manufacturers blu-ray loyalty at?... if this trend continues expect studios to do the same... support both formats...

"$999 dollars?" go back 1 year ago... how much did one blu-ray or HD DVD cost?... yep.. that's right... that price will go down very quick...

who knows.. maybe all manufacturers will just make combo drives... and play safe... and the consumer does not have to worry about it.

That would be funny... if 1-2 years from now... all stand alone drives come with both.. blu-ray and HD DVD... that would make the PS3 and the xbox 360 addon the worst HD players in the market.

HarryEtTubMan3872d ago

bladestar u are a loser. Shut up. Blu Ray wins.

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