VUDU comes to LG Blu-ray home theater systems

If you are the home theater in a box type, but also want Blu-ray and VUDU movies streamed to your HDTV, then your wait is over. The new BD975 doesn't have a price and we don't know when it'll be available, but what we do know is that when that day comes for you to part with your hard earned cash you'll get a all the great internet features those who prefer to buy stand-alone Blu-ray players have enjoyed for years. You know, like VUDU, YouTube, Pandora, Picasa, AccuWeather, Netflix and CinemaNow -- so yeah, just about everything. The DTS-HD and Dolby TrueHD can be played back wirelessly to the speakers and there's even a iPod dock drawer for your iPhone.

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Network Blu-ray Disc Home Theater Systems
At the forefront of LG's new line of Network Blu-ray Disc Home Theater Systems is the LHB975. Offering a sleek, stylish audio-visual solution with 3-channel wireless speaker technology, the LHB975 provides consumers access to services such as Netflix, VUDU, CinemaNow, YouTube, Pandora, Picasa and AccuWeather via wired Ethernet or Wi-Fi network connectivity*.

With 1100 watts of output power to 5.1 channels featuring LG's silk dome speaker technology, this premium Blu-ray Home Theater System generates a dynamic surround-sound experience, creating a more immersive home entertainment experience. Two wireless rear speakers and subwoofer complete the package, giving consumers the flexibility to place them anywhere in the room. In addition, the tall and slim front speakers can be positioned as either floor-standing or mounted on the wall with included wall-mounting brackets.

For enhanced versatility, the LHB975 features LG's 3-channel wireless speaker technology, which utilizes digital spread spectrum operation for better signal quality and consistent high-quality audio performance. This feature ensures that installation is quick and the consumer is not left with a tangle of wires distracting the eye from the system itself.
Advanced audio format decoding is supported so users can enjoy superior audio performance with technologies such as Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio Essential. And of course, no audio system would be complete without iPod docking capabilities. The LHB975 allows for both the iPod and iPhone to be directly connected via a convenient drawer docking system.

The LHB975 caters to most consumer listening needs by playing multiple media contents, from CD/DVDs to Blu-ray Discs to network streaming content, all accessible from a single home theater system. The dual HDMI (version 1.3) inputs can also deliver great audio performance and convenient connectivity for devices such as cable boxes or game systems in a simple, easy-to-use format. This model is also DLNA-certified allowing consumers to easily access content on other compatible devices.

Expanding Entertainment Possibilities with Blu-ray Disc
Also on display this week as part of LG's full line of Network Blu-ray Disc products are the BD550 and BD570 players and LHB535 and LHB335 home theater systems, all featuring NetCast Entertainment Access.

The BD570 is a Wi-Fi-enabled Blu-ray Disc player that combines a sleek crystal-edge design and voluminous surround sound technologies for a superior home entertainment experience. This model has the same features as the BD590 excluding the built-in hard drive.

LG's LHB535 is a Network Blu-ray Disc Home Theater System featuring an integrated Wi-Fi connection that allows consumers to stream more content easier than ever before. It has the same features as the LHB975 with the exception of the 3-channel wireless speaker technology and tall and slim front speaker designs.

Rounding out LG's 2010 offering of Blu-ray Home Theater Systems is the LHB335, a Network Blu-ray Disc Home Theater System featuring LG's NetCast Entertainment Access. Additional features include:
• Full HD 1080p Blu-ray Disc playback
• 1080p upscaling of standard DVDs provides better picture quality
• One HDMI input for high resolution audio and video devices
• Pure HD audio performance including Dolby TrueHD and dts-HD Master Audio Essential
• USB Media Host to display photos, play videos and listen to MP3 files.