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HD DVD/Blu-ray Combo Products to Debut in 07

The battle of Blu-ray versus HD DVD continues with the two technologies facing off at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next week in Las Vegas. There are however, a few neutral products that bring the best of both worlds together and should delight gadget lovers.

LG Electronics announced that it will launch the world's first dual-format high-definition disc player, capable of playing both Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD content. The company said the unit will be released in the United States in early 2007, and that it "expects this technological breakthrough to end the confusion and inconvenience of competing high-definition disc formats for both content producers and consumers."

Warner Bros. followed with the announcement that it would launch a hybrid disc that works in both Blu-ray and HD DVD players. According to the AP, Warner Bros. developed the "Total HD Disc" to help break the stalemate between HD DVD, developed by a consortium led by Toshiba Corp., and rival Blu-ray, backed by Sony Corp.

HD DVD and Blu-ray offer resolutions that are much higher than standard-definition DVDs, and offer brighter contrast and color, sharper sound and higher levels of interactivity.

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Man I'm old.. but I worked at a video store right at the time that VHS had taken over the video market. We actually sold "previously viewed" Beta cassettes. I worked there through the revolution of LaserDiscs... At 34 years of age I bet there's a good portion of you that have no idea what I'm talking about ;-) You would think I was telling tales of walking barefoot in the snow to go to school ;-) But I digress... I'm not going to buy any of these players until someone figures this out... or if it's cheap enough (sub $300) that it won't hurt too much if I'm wrong. I really wish CES and Macworld weren't at the same time......
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