LG Electronics has announced the launch of its latest network Blu-ray disc player, BD390, following on from the success of the BD370, Australia’s first Blu-ray player with direct YouTube access.

The BD390 boasts all the same core functionalities of the BD370 model but takes performance and connectivity a step further featuring integrated wireless home networking for easy connection to the home network and 1GB of built-in memory, offering consumers an easier option for enjoying BD-Live content from their favourite Blu-ray movies without the need for a flash drive.

Integrated Wi-Fi Connectivity provides convenient connectivity to wireless home networks, delivering BD-Live features to rooms where even wired broadband connections cannot reach. Simply connect BD390 to a broadband home network through the built-in Wi-Fi connection or Ethernet port.

Offering unlimited access to online content, LG’s alliance with YouTube allow consumers to instantly stream millions of web videos directly from the internet to an LG Network Blu-ray Player for viewing on their television. Easy searching, thumbnail previews and multiple screen size viewing options will allow consumers to enjoy endless video content from current events to viral videos at the touch of a button.

Outstanding Full HD 1080p resolution and 1080p up-scaling via HDMI output provides the ultimate in picture quality whilst BD390’s Cinema Mode results in superior video performance with highly accurate 1080p at 24 or 60 frames per second. Discrete 7.1 channel audio outputs allow for exceptional connectivity and performance for compatibility with a variety of audio and video receivers.

Dolby True HD, Dolby Digital Plus and dts-HD Advanced Digital Out technologies 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.

Enhanced versatility is another strong point of the BD390, which can play a variety of formats from different media. Compatible file formats include DivX, MPEG2, 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
  • External hard drive playback
  • DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance)
  • Wireless LAN 802.11N
  • Deep Colour with HDMI 1.3
  • 7.1 Channel Digital Decoder
  • BD-Live Profile 2.0 & Bonus view
  • YouTube Access with a high speed internet connection
  • USB Plus (HD Divx, Jpeg, MP3 playback)
  • Express Reaction – instant tray open
  • 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 BD390 will be available in August, 2009 for $749 RRP.