IFA NEWS: New LG player is tru Blu

LG BD300

The new machine will be fully compatible with BD-Live/Profile 2.0, offer 1080p upscalng from DVD and also have onboard Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD decoding.

There's a USB port for the addition of the extra storage required for downloaded content, as well as the playback of MPEG4, JPEG, MP3 and WMA files, and the player can also handle DivX movies.

LG's SimpLink technology is also used for unified remote control when the player is used with other devices from the brand.

The company has also launched its unusual designer DVS450H DVD player, with a unique 'floating' design, which will be in the shops by Christmas. It can be used free-standing or wall-mounted, and is also said to be the first player from a major manufacturer to carry DivX HD certification, enabling it to play HD content burned onto DVDs or stored on flash drives or other USB devices.

Using DivX HD, a full-length HD movie can be stored on a standard DVD.