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Sep052007

LG unveils updated version of high-def DVD player

South Korea’s LG Electronics introduced on Wednesday an updated version of its high-definition DVD player that supports both Blu-ray and HD DVD.

But at about $1,000, the BH200 “Super Blu Player”–while 16 percent less than the model LG unveiled in January–costs twice as much as standalone Blu-ray or HD DVD players.

That earlier model shown at the Consumer Electronics Show was the first to combine Sony’s Blu-ray standard and Toshiba’s HD DVD. The goal is to satisfy high-end customers frustrated by the format war that has divided consumers, electronics makers and movie studios and angered retailers.

Samsung Electronics is expected to market a dual format player later this year, ahead of the holiday-shopping season.

The new LG player, due in mid-October in the United States, includes features that were omitted from the original. LG says it is capable of Blu-ray and HD DVD playback with advanced BD-Java and HDi technology. LG was criticized in the technology press for not fitting its first dual player with HDi, or high-definition interaction interactivity, which enables HD DVD consumers to use interactive menus and extra features.

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