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LG Electronics not abandoning hybrid BD/HD DVD players

Unlike Samsung who will drop the HD DVD half of their dual-format hi-def players, LG Electronics, the other manufacturer of hybrid machines, said the company will continue supplying and even develop such Blu-ray/HD DVD players even though Toshiba was stopping support for the HD DVD format.

"LG believes that at this present moment in time, it is necessary to provide a player which supports both formats and therefore create simplicity and convenience for the existing HD DVD consumer," said Daniel Aziz, marketing manager for LG Electronics ina statement to Pocket-lint.

"With the recent announcement from Toshiba, Blu-Ray will now be the format that will pave the way for high definition movies, however this does not rule out HD DVD immediately as there are still a number of consumers who have chosen HD DVD and begun to build a HD DVD collection," Aziz added.

"LG is still excited about the future of this market and has always set out to lead high definition players and will continue to do so with more technology evolutions and hybrids which will launch in due course."

Story filed 20.02.08

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