We got quite flustered over LG’s BH100 Super Multi Blu player (pictured) when it was announced at CES this year, what with it offering a solution (a very expensive solution, admittedly) to the dilemma over whether to choose Blu-ray or HD DVD.
However, LG has just announced the follow-up BH200 product, which is due to go on sale next month in the US for around $1,000. Like its predecessor, it can play Blu-ray AND HD DVD discs, with the main improvement appearing to be the inclusion of HDi technology to access the interactive features of HD DVD discs.
The original Super Multi Blu was criticised for lacking this, so it’s a welcome addition that brings it into line with Samsung’s just-announced BD-UP5000.
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