Blu-Ray Or HD-DVD? Why Not Both?

Remember the good ole “dash” versus “plus” wars? I’m talking of course about the DVD-R versus DVD+R format wars for rewritable DVD media. Currently we have a similar war waging and that is between the Blu-ray ™ and HD DVD formats for high definition DVD media. It looks to me like it is going down the same path and we actually won’t end up with one clear winner. I believe you will be buying both formats for your entertainment for a long time. That’s all thanks to home entertainment companies such as LG that are innovating players to be able to accommodate both formats.

SuperBlu LG Combo High Definition DVD Player

Say hello to the LG Super Blu ™ High Definition DVD Player. With playback support for DVD, Blu-ray ™ Disc and HD DVD, the LG Super Blu ™ Player is the world’s first and only multi-format, DVD player powerful enough to handle all 3 digital video formats right out of the box. At least that is what the site says. The cool thing about this player is it’s versatility. It has an array of outputs so that you are sure to be able to plug this into whatever television you would like to (within reason). It also performs an upconversion on standard definition DVDs to 1080i resolution via HDMI to enhance viewing of your existing DVD collection.

Features:

  • Blu-ray Disc ™ and HD DVD Playback
  • Full 1080p Resolution Output (24/30Hz) through HDMI
  • DVD 1080i Upconversion
  • BD-J Interactive Menu System
  • Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD and DTS-HD
  • 5.1 Channel Analog Audio Out
  • Disc Playback Capability: Blu-ray Disc ™, HD DVD, DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW

Where Can I Find More Information?

LG Super Blu ™ Website
Specifications Sheet (PDF [662kb])

Where Can I Buy One?

Best Buy – $999 (At the time of this writing)