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LG Super Multi Blue HD Player Circuit City release date

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http://www.circuitcity.com/ccd/howTo...oreStores=true

Sorry if this have been posted already. Looks like Circuit City will have it in stock on February 1, 2007. Not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing. I guess we will wait and see.
post #2 of 123
I would be very surprised if it came out then.
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Originally Posted by Savageone79 View Post

I would be very surprised if it came out then.


Ditto!
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Ok, endgadget is reporting that this player will be for sale at BB on 4 FEB. Also, in the comments thread a guy is saying that it is for sale, already, at a few CompUSA's
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Originally Posted by lovswr View Post

Ok, endgadget is reporting that this player will be for sale at BB on 4 FEB. Also, in the comments thread a guy is saying that it is for sale, already, at a few CompUSA's

That was me and it is for sale at CompUSA. Not sure how many but the store near me has them, three in fact. I posted some short term impressions on the other thread and took a bunch of pics which should be on EngadgetHD sometime soon. I will dump them to my photobucket and post them in the other thread as well if anyone's interested in seeing it.

Phil

Edit I will post them after work tonight so if you want to see them give me a bit to do it. Should be sometime after 6pm Central.
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Yes, it plays the discs so it could be considered a player but there is no HDi functionality to speak of. As far as playback is concerned I came away pretty impressed to be honest. There's no HD DVD logo anywhere to be found and they make it very clear that a/v is the only thing this deck does with HD DVD discs. Still, for the price it's a hell of a lot better value than buying a standalone BD deck. I'd have considered it had I already not invested in standalones for each format.
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Originally Posted by pcweber111 View Post

Yes, it plays the discs so it could be considered a player but there is no HDi functionality to speak of. As far as playback is concerned I came away pretty impressed to be honest. There's no HD DVD logo anywhere to be found and they make it very clear that a/v is the only thing this deck does with HD DVD discs. Still, for the price it's a hell of a lot better value than buying a standalone BD deck. I'd have considered it had I already not invested in standalones for each format.


So will it handle U-Control features like on Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift? The differences and characteristics of HDi are still a bit confusing to me at this point.
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Nope, U-Control isn't suppored. Bummer too but for those not caring about such extras it does everything it's advertised to, and not too shabbily I might add.
post #9 of 123
If it advertises HD DVD, it will need to comply to all HD DVD specifications. If, however, they do not advertise it as playing HD DVD (even though it would) then the DVD Forum probably would have no legal grounds to prohibit its sale.
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Originally Posted by lovswr View Post

Ok, endgadget is reporting that this player will be for sale at BB on 4 FEB. Also, in the comments thread a guy is saying that it is for sale, already, at a few CompUSA's

That would explain why it is already SKUed.

Gary
post #11 of 123
I see this more as a "hedging your bets" machine for BR fans than anything HD-DVD fans are looking for.
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Originally Posted by jmpage2 View Post

I see this more as a "hedging your bets" machine for BR fans than anything HD-DVD fans are looking for.

My exact thoughts.
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So how much was it to the one guy that said he actually seen one for sale?
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the engadget article or the comments makes a passing comment that the LG player won't even do HD-DVD menus....can that be possible?

Maybe we have to wait for the G2 LG combo player heheh
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Originally Posted by JOHNnDENVER View Post

So how much was it to the one guy that said he actually seen one for sale?

1200 bucks.
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Originally Posted by mrkrispy View Post

the engadget article or the comments makes a passing comment that the LG player won't even do HD-DVD menus....can that be possible?

Maybe we have to wait for the G2 LG combo player heheh

It won't do the HDi-enabled pop-up menus but it will do the regular DVD-style intro menus just fine. HDi-enabled functionality just won't work, which sucks. Still, like I said before if you really don't care and just want to watch the discs it's definitely an option.

edit I was mistaken, the pop up menus work, they're just plain without the movie specific animation that happens on a normal HD DVD player. Just hit the disc menu and it pops up as a generic looking menu.
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Will it decode DD+ and TrueHD? Most blu-ray players do not, correct?
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DD+ 5.1 and TrueHD 2.1 are supported. It does support DTS-HD in 5.1 though, although I don't know if it's via full HD or just the standard 1.5mbps core.
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Originally Posted by khwiggins2 View Post

Will it decode DD+ and TrueHD? Most blu-ray players do not, correct?

HD DVD requires at mimimum DD+, however, since this is not adhering to HD DVD standards who knows.
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Originally Posted by jmpage2 View Post

I see this more as a "hedging your bets" machine for BR fans than anything HD-DVD fans are looking for.

I see the LG as a Blu-ray player with legacy HD DVD support.
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Originally Posted by pcweber111 View Post

1200 bucks.

Samsung for $500.

HD-A1 for $350.

What's the point of this again?
post #22 of 123
Well only one device which seems very important to those picking sides in the format war.
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I'll go ahead and post my pics into this thread, so take a look:







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post #25 of 123
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Originally Posted by pcweber111 View Post

Yes, it plays the discs so it could be considered a player but there is no HDi functionality to speak of. As far as playback is concerned I came away pretty impressed to be honest. There's no HD DVD logo anywhere to be found and they make it very clear that a/v is the only thing this deck does with HD DVD discs. Still, for the price it's a hell of a lot better value than buying a standalone BD deck. I'd have considered it had I already not invested in standalones for each format.

Please explain your "value" comment when it's more than a A2 and PS3 put together.

It's not a value, by any stretch of the imagination. When it costs less than each individually and has all the features, then we can talk.
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Originally Posted by wfujosh View Post

Please explain your "value" comment when it's more than a A2 and PS3 put together.

It's not a value, by any stretch of the imagination. When it costs less than each individually and has all the features, then we can talk.

Because not everyone wants to use a videogame machine as a movie player. For a limited market it will be a value, for sure. Maybe not to you but to someone it will be. I know someone who already bought the new LG deck.
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pcweber111, I humbly apologize for my sarcastic 'smily' above.
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thanks for the pics
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One plus I have heard for this player is that there is no monkey business going on with regards to how it delivers 1080p24; no conversion to interlaced then back (as with the XA2). Can anyone confirm?
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pcweber111, I humbly apologize for my sarcastic 'smily' above.

No harm no foul.
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