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Old 01-17-2007, 04:36 PM
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Default The LG hybrid player can be purchased & used by consumers right now!

It has been seen and even purchased at some CompUSA's apparently. OMGBBQSAUCE!!

http://www.engadget.com/2007/01/17/l...d-and-on-sale/
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It has been seen and even purchased at some CompUSA's apparently. OMGBBQSAUCE!!

http://www.engadget.com/2007/01/17/l...d-and-on-sale/
This is freakin nuts! I can't believe this thing is available right now for reals. Someone should go buy one right now, you know I might just go to my local CompUSA to see if they have some there....

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I am so excited, I accidently quoted myseld instead of just editing my first post.<:-|
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Old 01-17-2007, 04:45 PM
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Default LG player now available in small numbers - lack of HDi confirmed

http://crave.cnet.com/8301-1_105-967...?tag=cnetfd.mt

According to CNET, an AVS member has gotten hold of the player at a Comp USA and confirms reports that the BH 100 does not support HDi, also stating it does not contain any type of emblem to indicate it's HD DVD compatibility (or lack thereof)

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The AVS Forum member confirms what Senior Editor David Katzmaier reported in an earlier Crave post--namely, that the player doesn't offer playback support for the whiz-bang interactivity features of HD DVD, which go by the acronym HDi.
I can't imagine an true HD DVD enthusiast buying into this player. You're better off just buying a PS3 if you really want Blu Ray. I'm sure many customers are going to return it once they find out that they can't use the special features on their films. Might as well stick with the 2 player solution for now.
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Old 01-17-2007, 04:48 PM
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Sorry pat you are too late. I will add your post to the thread I made five minutes ago.
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I would have beat you to it if the phone hadn't rang

I'm going out to CompUSA later this evening anyway so I'll see if they are on sale yet. Won't be buying one though.
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The DVD forum agreed not to sue if they remove all HD DVD logos. I think 'HD DVD Compatible' statements as well. It's a "Multi-format" Blu-ray movie player I think officially.
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For the price of this clunker I think it may miss the boat on sales.
Until LG implements HDi capability into these type units and lower the price to a consumer friendly price than maybe we will see sales.
This is just another expensive Blu-Ray player with a half baked compatible HD-DVD player integrated.p_-
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After all the news about the lack of true HD DVD support I was quite shocked to read on EngadgetHD this morning that this thing was out in the wild.
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I'm glad I'm not a normal person so I don't have to worry about picking one up.
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So will this still play HD-DVD's then?
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After all the news about the lack of true HD DVD support I was quite shocked to read on EngadgetHD this morning that this thing was out in the wild.

I'm glad I'm not a normal person so I don't have to worry about picking one up.
I was too excited, I really meant consumers like you and me. I am gonna change that to read consumers.
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