LG BH100 Super Multi Blue Blu-ray/HD DVD Player: First Look

  • $1,199
  • Digital Video Output: HDMI
  • Video Upconversion: 720p, 1080i
  • Audio Decoding: DD, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Ins and Outs: HDMI, others TBD
  • Feature Highlights: The world's first Blu-ray/HD DVD combi player, upconverting outputs for standard-def DVDs

Is this the format war killer we've all been waiting for? We're concerned that this player won't be compatible with HD DVD's HDi authoring and interactivity, which could potentially lead to disc compatibility issues, but beyond that we're very anxious to see and hear this player and put it through its paces with both next-gen formats. The Super Multi Blue is also a trend setter in being the first next-gen player capable of decoding DTS-HD Master Audio. Due in stores in February of 2007.