LG has announced its second generation LG Super Blu Player, the BH200, a high-def player which can playback both Blu-ray and HD-DVD discs. The player also has advanced BD-Java and HDi interactivity and can play 50-60 percent more high-def movies than a single-format player for increased HDTV entertainment.

The BH200 will also enable full networked interactivity from selected HD DVDs and have the capability to handle networked “BD-Live” interactivity in forthcoming Blu-ray discs. A feature in many Blu-ray discs, Picture-in-Picture, will also be possible with the players, as well as HDi web-connected interactivity. Features such as this mean that viewing of storyboards, production videos and director’s commentary as the movie is playing is possible. The player also accepts additional entertainment content via a network connection and enables access to up-to-date information.

As the player accepts audio CDs music and movie lovers can enjoy it. It also has the ability to up scale standard DVDs to 1080p video resolution at 24, 30 and 60 frames-per-second, supports various AV formats including MPEG and Dolby Digital. Connectivity is not a problem as the BH200 includes multiple inputs and outputs such as HDMI 1.3 out and features a LAN ethernet port for network interactivity.

Smooth results and improved colour gradations are made possible thanks to the HDMI 1.3 colour output. The player also boasts improved noise reduction and LG’s SimpLink connectivity solution to allow easy control of other LG SimpLink compatible equipment. Accessing digital music and photo libraries is also possible as the player comes equipped with a USB Media Host.

The BH200 Super Blu player will be available before the end of the year.