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LG BH100 Review @ Gadgetaholic

Postby Ian on Tue Jan 30, 2007 5:01 pm

Gadgetaholic has put together a review of LG's hybrid Blu-ray/HD DVD player. They've got a lot of great pics of the menus and such.


As we mentioned, the BH100 does not support the HD-DVD's HDi interactive menu system. When calling up the disc menus, it displays a much simpler-looking HD-DVD menus at the bottom of the screen than the ones on the HD-A2. The available options were Title, Scene, Subtitle, and Audio. Missing was the “Special Features” menu present when played on the HD-A2. This meant, no access to features like the Director's Comments and music video by Nelly (boo hoo). According to c|net, LG has confirmed that neither the HDi functionality nor the HDMI 1.3a support will be upgradeable via firmware. Well, thanks, LG.

I guess I'll be holding out for LG's second gen player. Hopefully it will support HDi and be cheaper.
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Postby Dartman on Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:52 pm

I'll just be holding out for a cheap properly functioning multiplayer too, don't care who makes it. I waited a long time for a good multi high res audio player cheap, so I can play the waiting game.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Jan 31, 2007 4:37 am

Meh, the LG multi-player is designed for early HDDVD adopters ready to make the switch to BluRay. If you really want to adopt both formats, you're better off getting the Toshiba HDDVD player (2nd Gen) and a PS3. Should save you $300 in the process too, *AND* you can play video games :D
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