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LG DVD Player to Support Both Blu-Ray & HD-DVD

Posted by: , 17:27 AEDT, Wed March 8, 2006
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LG has apparently abandoned plans to ship a Blu-ray DIsc player this Spring
It appears instead to be preparing a dual-mode system that incorporates HD DVD support too. So, at any rate, claims a memo allegedly sent by the company's US sales chief to staff last week.

LG BD199 DVD Player


The memo, cited by consumer electronics industry-watching website CE Pro, says the BD199 Blu-ray Disc player will not ship when originally intended because of "uncertainty in this early stage of the market for pre-recorded high-definition optical discs".

LG launched the BD199 in January at the Consumer Electronics Show. At the time, it said the player would ship in Q2. However, the company was notable by its absence from a statement put out last week by Blu-ray backers preparing to release hardware and content on or after 23 May. More...

Credit: Reg Hardware


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