LG balks at Blu-ray/HD-DVD hybrid player
Word got out back in March that LG had scrapped its plans for a Blu-ray player
and instead decided to develop a Blu-ray/HD DVD hybrid. LG has now changed its
mind and decided to go back to the Blu-ray-only camp, CE Pro
reports. While the hybrid machine was due out in the late summer or
early fall, LG has not disclosed a schedule for the release of the
Blu-ray player. LG VP of Sales and Marketing Bob Perry only said a
product announcement will come "later in the year."
LG's flip-flopping may not spell doom for hybrid Blu-ray/HD DVD drives
altogether, though. Samsung revealed a little over a month ago that it
was considering the introduction of a
universal player, and Ricoh also announced three weeks back that it had
developed a diffraction plate that
allows reading and writing to both high-definition formats. Thanks to
Technica for the tip.