In the past, it was that one throne is too small for two capable kings. LG Electronics has disproved this by introducing a combo drive that can play both HD-DVD and Blu-ray discs. Heres the full story:
LG Electronics announced Wednesday that they plan to sell a DVD player that will be able to play both rivaling high-definition DVD formats. This will be the first dual-format DVD player to support both HD-DVD and Blu-ray.
The player will be unveiled at next week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, further details on the player and details on pricing and availability will also become available then.
HD-DVD and Blu-ray have been battling for market share since their introduction last year. Both are expected to get a boost this year as more studios release films in the formats and more players become available.
But there is one mayor problem, the two formats are incompatible, forcing consumers to choose. Studios and electronics makers have said the resulting format war would delay widespread adoption of high-def DVDs, which contain sharper images and extra features not possible with standard definition discs.
LG Electronics will try to solve this problem with it’s new DVD player, you no longer have choose between the two competing high-definition disc formats, you can play both.