LG Electronics have announced the launch of the BD370 Blu-ray player, which features BD Live, high-speed online streaming and full HD picture quality.

In an Australian first, BD370 users can stream online media from YouTube with high-speed internet, allowing access to a wide range of videos all search-enabled through the remote control. The BD370 also supports BD Live (BD-ROM Profile 2.0), which enables users to connect to the internet and download movie trailers, subtitles and other data as well as enjoy related movie quizzes and multi-player interactive games.

The BD370 delivers stunning 1080p images with deep and vivid colour, thanks to its HDMI 1.3 connection. This helps ensure that curves are smooth, details are sharp and colours are accurate, free from banding or artefacts. Full HD 1080p up-scaling will also improve the picture quality of standard format DVDs making the BD370 the best choice for home entertainment.

Stylish, high-end design catches the eye and maintains elegance in the home. The centre panel light changes colour to indicate the format currently in use; BD Live titles glow blue, changing to orange for DVDs and violet for CDs.

Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Essential deliver high bit-rate audio sound. As a result, the amazing sound is bit-for-bit identical to the studio master, unlocking a truly high-definition entertainment experience from next-generation discs.

The BD370 can play a variety of formats from different media. Compatible file formats include DivX, MPEG4, video, JPEG, MP3, HD Divx and WMA file formats. These can be stored on optical media like CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs or on USB memory.

Specifications

  • Blu-ray disc playback in 1080p Full HD
  • Deep Colour with HDMI 1.3
  • 7.1 Channel Digital Decoder
  • BD-Live & Bonus view
  • YouTube Access with a high speed internet connection
  • USB Plus (HD Divx, Jpeg, MP3 playback)
  • Express Reaction: Boots in 15 secs, insert a title as soon as the player powers-on
  • SIMPLINK(HDMI-CEC, Version 1.3): Control all the features of the TV and home theatre system with a single remote control, including browsing online media

Price and availability

The LG BD370 Blu-ray player will be available in March, 2009 for $449 RRP.

Read our review

GadgetGuy has been able to have an extended look at this Blu-ray player. Read what we thought of the LG BD370 in our full review.