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LG to begin using Broadcom Chips in its dual-format HD players

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Nov 2007 18:21 User comments (3)

LG to begin using Broadcom Chips in its dual-format HD players LG announced yesterday that it had selected Broadcom's integrated dual HD disc format system-on-a-chip to power its next dual-format HD player.
Broadcom boasts that there chips are the only ones in the industry that can completely support HD DVD's HDi and Blu-ray's BD-Java among other mandatory requirements.

According to Broadcom, the chips support "the H.264/AVC, VC-1, MPEG-2, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD audio and video standards, and features backwards compatibility and DVD-R, DVD-VR, and CD support as well."

So far, the high prices of dual format players have kept many from purchasing, considering most players run around $1000 USD. You can purchase a Blu-ray and HD DVD player separately for under $600 USD combined.

"Our universal system-on-a-chip and software solution brings us one step closer to ending the confusion surrounding the current format war by supporting both HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc formats at the highest performance levels,"
Broadcom's consumer electronics chief said in a statement.


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3 user comments

19.11.2007 20:31

these dual players need to drop their prices QUICK plus offer some kind of 'exclusive' deal of free movies, 5 HD DVD + 5 Blu Ray kind of thing, ya know?

210.11.2007 17:17

one player instead of 2 on the shelf its got me thinking already

329.11.2007 17:27

I love this idea however i just wish that some other brand came up with the idea about this dual format player i remember samsung is also doing something in regards to this kinda thing. I'll be waitinng to see what they do to this.

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