Gadgets from CES 2007
Can't decide which side to bet on in the DVD format war? Love being an early adopter of technology? Want to pay way too much for a DVD player? Here's your chance.
South Korea's LG Electronics just unveiled the "Super Multi Blue," a dual-format high-definition DVD player that supports the HD DVD and the rival Blu-ray Disc formats. LG model BH100 will be available in the U.S. beginning in early February with a suggested retail price of $1,199. LG also plans to offer a dual-format drive for PCs, which is also expected to cost $1,199. According to EE Times, the Super Multi Blue will support all the interactive capabilities of Blu-ray but NOT all the interactive capabilities of HD DVD. That seems totally worth the $1200.