CES 2010: LG's new Blu-ray home theater products (photos)
CNET rounds up all the photos of LG's new home theater products at CES 2010.
All the focus is on 3D in the home theater space, but LG appears
content to take a wait-and-see approach to the new 3D Blu-ray format.
Instead of getting on the bandwagon, LG has gone in a different
direction with its new flagship Blu-ray player, the BD590, which
includes all the features that made the BD390 a hit--like built-in Wi-Fi, tons of streaming services (Netflix, Vudu, Pandora)--plus a 250GB hard drive that can be used to rip your music collection and store photos.
The BD590 also has built-in Gracenote software to automatically add metadata to ripped digital music.
Along with the flagship BD590, LG also announced two standard Blu-ray players, the BD550 and BD570, which are largely similar to the company's Blu-ray offerings from 2009. The BD570 has essentially the same feature set as the step-up BD590, minus the 250GB hard drive.
Along with standalone Blu-ray players, LG also announced a trio of Blu-ray home-theater-in-a-box (HTIB) systems. The LHB975 is a 5.1 Blu-ray home theater system, built-in Wi-Fi, LG's NetCast suite of streaming media services, two HDMI inputs, and wireless rear speakers.
The LG LHB335 is the entry-level Blu-ray home theater system. It has a similar feature set to the step-up LHB535, except it only has one HDMI input, lacks built-in Wi-Fi and isn't DLNA compliant for media streaming.
We covered all of LG's major product announcements on Wednesday, but when we swung by the booth yesterday the LLB915 Blu-ray sound bar caught our eye. We're not quite sure why LG didn't mention it at the press conference, but the feature set is impressive. It has a built-in Blu-ray player, two HDMI inputs, built-in Wi-Fi, a wireless subwoofer, and LG's NetCast suite of streaming services.