By Shane McGlaun
Back in January LG made big news at CES with their BH100 Super Blu DVD player that could play both HD DVD and Blu-ray movies. LG announced today that they are bringing a new Super Blu dual format player to market in October called the BH200.
Just like the original BH100 Super Blu, the new BH200 will play both HD DVD and Blu-ray movies and could be considered the Switzerland of high definition DVD players. LG points out that the BH200 can play 50% to 60% more movies than any other high def DVD player. The player supports 1080p video at 24 fps, 30 fps, and 60 fps and has Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital +, DTS, and DTS-HD audio capabilities along with HDMI 1.3 out.
The BH200 will be able to enjoy all the extra features that single format players can such as Picture-in-Picture available on many Blu-ray discs and HDi web-connected interactivity available on many HD DVD movies thanks to Ethernet connectivity. The price isn’t cheap at $999; you could buy two separate players for the same money and perhaps even less. However, movie lovers looking for both format capabilities in one device will want to check the BH200 out.
VIA [ LG Press Release (subscription required) ]