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LG just says no to combo Blu-ray/HD-DVD player in 2006

LG just says no to combo Blu-ray/HD-DVD player in 2006

Tonight, we're heading to LG's line show event at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in Times Square, where we expect to see a handful of products that weren't announced at CES in January. However, one product we won't be seeing is LG's rumored Blu-ray/HD-DVD combo player. Word is that the somewhat anticipated product is on hold, according to a report from TWICE--and LG, which is a strong supporter of Blu-ray, hasn't said whether it will bother to produce one in 2007. Since neither HD-DVD nor Blu-ray is off to a rip-roaring start, this revelation doesn't come as any great surprise, but it's nice to put the rumors to rest--for now anyway.

In more LG news, HD Beat is reporting that the company will release two additional 1080p LCD TVs with built-in HD digital video recorders. The new models are allegedly a 42-incher and 37-incher, both with 250-gig hard drives, though it's unclear when they'll hit stores in the United States. We'll have more details after the event tonight.