LG to Launch Dual-format Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD Player

It was bound to happen: In the mess known as the high-def format wars, eventually, it was clear a manufacturer would cross party lines and release a single player capable of handling both Blu-ray Discs and HD DVD discs. The question wasn't if; it was a question of when.

LG Electronics is the first to cross that line: The company has just announced it will be launching the first dual-format high-definition disc player at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week. The LG press release issued in Korea early Thursday morning is short on details--the player will launch in "early 2007", but beyond that, we have no information on pricing--but that's of little consequence for now. I imagine the details will become clear by Sunday, when LG holds its press conference at CES.

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djbassay2k55248d ago

now i dont have to choose

Capt CHAOS5248d ago

Would have been great to see BluRay crash and burn. lol

Don't hate the format in particular, just Sony for it's Sony Bands, DRM on CDs, copy protection.. Oh.. I also hate MS for it's crusade against Linux..

HaKeRsCanRotINHEL5248d ago

the other two Next-gen DVD formats, it'll never be adopted by the public.

tackleb0x5248d ago

Finally a disk player that supports people that choose to waste their money on bluray movies.

djbassay2k55248d ago

what is the price of not choosing.....

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