28 May, 2007

Revolutionising the way Australians experience high definition (HD) television, LG Electronics has launched the highly anticipated and advanced Super Multi Blue Player (BH100), the world’s first dual format high definition disc player.

Blending the latest technologies, the BH100 offers unprecedented flexibility to consumers seeking the convenience and versatility of playing both Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD content, therefore addressing the confusion caused by the availability of multiple high definition disc formats.

The Super Multi Blue Player have been unveiled in sync with LG’s new range of Full HD 1080p televisions. Destined to create the ultimate all-in-one HD home entertainment hub, these units combined, will maximize the benefits of HD TV and ensure consumers experience the highest display resolution format.

Used in conjunction with LG’s Full HD 1080p televisions, the BH100 allows consumers to enjoy 24 frames per second, providing a high standard of picture quality, approved and supported by Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox and Paramount, all in the comfort of their own home.

“The launch of the BH100 is a fundamental breakthrough that will no longer require consumers to choose between the two formats”, said Darren Goble, Category Marketing Manager of Audio Visual, LG Electronics Australia. Being the first to market a player capable of playing both next generation disc formats is a testament to LG’s dedication to delivering groundbreaking high definition products. With the launch of the BH100, “LG is playing a crucial role in expanding and advancing both Full HD TV and the high definition disc market”, he said.

In addition to offering Full HD 1080p picture quality, the BH100 allows users to access full advanced menus and functions whilst still watching disc content, as opposed to current DVD players which require users to stop play in order to change audio, play settings etc.

The unit supports various A/V formats, including MPEG-2, VC-1, H.264 video, MPEG1/2 audio, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital+, DTS and DTS-HD audio, and includes multiple inputs/outputs such as HDMI out, component / composite video outputs, and optical / coaxial / discrete 5.1 channel audio outputs, among others. The strikingly designed unit incorporates elegant and easy-to-use backlit touch sensor buttons along with an ergonomic remote control that delivers an effortless command of the ever advancing home entertainment experience.

Price and availability

LG?s Super Multi Blue Player (BH100) is available now in selected retail stores with an RRP of $1,599.

Source: LG Electronics