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Old 10-12-2007, 02:42 PM
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Due before the end of October, LG's new dual-format player may end up being the first Blu-ray player to hit the market with secondary BD-Java support.

As we've previously reported, the BDA has mandated all that Blu-ray players launched after October 31, 2007 include a series of features (including full BD-J support) in order to be Profile 1.1 compliant. The updates will enable a series of functions not supported by current Blu-ray players, including true video picture-in-picture playback.

Although to date, no manufacturer has released a Profile 1.1 player ahead of the BDA deadline, LG said yesterday that its soon-to-street BH200 dual-format player will include "full profile specifications" for Blu-ray players....
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Is this going to be 1000 dollars like the first player. If it is it would make more sense to me to get the a 35 and either a 40 or 60 gig ps3 . Thats what i did anyway. The first player seemed to have alot of bugs and problems. Since they are going to be updating the ps3 to profile 1.1 soon, the only real advantage of the player would be dts hd ma bitstreaming over hdmi for blu-ray. I am a gamer so for me it was a no brainer. I guess i could see the appeal for someone who doesn't have the space for 2 machines.
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I think David Vaughn, an insider on AVS, announced that this would be sub-$1000 MSRP, so list prices could be considerably less.

This looks like a great addition to the product line for both formats.
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I don't think David Vaughn is an insider is he?
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On board DTS HD decoding?
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My question, which is very important to me, is will it have the Reon HQV upscaler like the Samsung will. Does anyone have a spec link for this?
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here's some info on the player, anyone know if it has 7.1 analog outs?

http://reviews.cnet.com/video-player...-32595250.html


ADDED LATER...acording to this link, at the top, it gives an update and says this player will have only stereo analog outputs, the Samsung will have 7.1. Not good, since I have no HMDI receiver and my Denon receiver does have 7.1 inputs.I'd rather not spend for the receiver to decode the sound, since the combi player will cost enough!
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here's some info on the player, anyone know if it has 7.1 analog outs?

http://reviews.cnet.com/video-player...-32595250.html


ADDED LATER...acording to this link, at the top, it gives an update and says this player will have only stereo analog outputs, the Samsung will have 7.1. Not good, since I have no HMDI receiver and my Denon receiver does have 7.1 inputs.I'd rather not spend for the receiver to decode the sound, since the combi player will cost enough!
but will the samsung decode dts hd ma? if not, and it only outputs bitstream, you will still need a receiver to decode...
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Is this going to be 1000 dollars like the first player.
last we heard, LG's planned msrp for the BH200 was $999. yes, it's pricey. but on the bright side, that's $200 less than the first one was back in January... hopefully samsung entering into the dual-format player market will bring prices down further.
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We need more dual format players coming out! I'm so tired of this format war and I'm sure I'm not the only one.
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