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LG Dumps Hybrid Blu-ray/HD DVD Plans

Postby Ian on Tue Aug 01, 2006 8:04 am

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO....

http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=33395

LG HAS SCRAPPED plans for a hybrid Blue-ray/HD-DVD player that was planned for launch at the end of this year.

According to Bob Perry, VP of LG sales and channel marketing, hybrid product has been canned. Bob continued: "LG remains part of the Blu-ray camp and will make a product announcement later in the year". Perry was speaking on product plans at the company's '2006 Summer Line Show' this week in New York.
"Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt." - Steve Jobs
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Aug 01, 2006 10:21 am

I can't say I'm surprised.
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Postby CowboySlim on Tue Aug 01, 2006 11:56 am

Probably wouldn't have had MIRs, anyway.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Aug 01, 2006 12:12 pm

I wonder how long before Samsung does the same. I have strong doubts that either camp will let a company do it at this point.
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Postby Dartman on Tue Aug 01, 2006 8:59 pm

The chinese will build one sooner or later I bet, lets hope so, I hate these trumped up format wars.
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Postby RJW on Sat Aug 12, 2006 4:20 pm

Let me say it isn't looking that bad as quite some news suggested.
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