As announced late last week, LG Electronics officially debuted its Super Multi-Blue dual-format Blu-ray/HD DVD combo player, the BH-100, at the Consumer Electronics Show on Sunday.
The much-anticipated new player, which LG says will retail for $1,199, is capable of playing both HD DVD and Blu-ray discs, with output up to 1080p via HDMI 1.2.
The first such dual-format player to hit the market, the company developed the deck as a solution to what it perceived as growing consumer frustration over the high-def format war, as well as indications that neither Blu-ray nor HD DVD would be going away anytime soon.
"Sometime last year, we recognized that the two formats are here to stay," said Michael Ahn, president and CEO, LG Electronics USA. "It [the BH-100] will be much more convenient to our consumers. They are confused by two formats and hesitate to buy a player -- we [are giving] them a solution."
The new player is expected to hit stores early February. We'll keep you posted as any further tech specs for the BH-100 come in. Stay tuned!