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Launch of LG Electronics Super Blu HD player brings new level of movie watching performance to Canadian home theatre enthusiasts

  • Updated
  • 02/03/2007

Launch of LG Electronics Super Blu HD player brings new level of movie watching performance to Canadian home theatre enthusiasts
This industry first product enables consumers to play both Blu-ray and HD-DVD seamlessly

MISSISSAUGA, March 2, 2007 --- Today marks an exciting day for movie enthusiasts across Canada with the much anticipated launch of the LG Electronics Super Blu High Definition player. Having won an innovation award at CES, the player effectively ends the format war by allowing consumers to play both Blu Ray and HD DVDs on one player in the comfort of their own home.

Engineered using the LG’s innovative Multi Laser Optical system, the LG Super Blu is the first HD player in the Canadian market that is capable of playing Blu-Ray, HD-DVD and regular DVD discs seamlessly as well as a full range of other A/V formats (MPEG-2, VC-1, H.264 video, MPEG1/2, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital+, DTS and DTS-HD audio).

“LG is very excited to bring the next generation of technology to Canadians today,” says William Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Canada. “The LG Super Blu is a landmark product that will allow movie enthusiast to experience the fullest movie watching experience, and we’re proud to be the first company to offer this new level of choice and performance to Canadians.” For movie collection aficionados, the player is great news. Future-proofed in that they can buy without hesitation either Blu Ray or HD DVD movie format, the player is also back compatible so that current regular DVD movie collections can continue to be enjoyed for years to come. Complete with easy-to-use backlight touch sensor buttons the player also comes with an illuminated remote control, which contributes to the overall look and design of the player so its look and feel will integrate well into any home entertainment system. “Future Shop strives to offer the latest in quality high-tech innovations to our customers,” says Moe Amirie, vice president of Future Shop. “We are excited to offer the LG Super Blue for Canadians who demand the greatest in convenience and quality from their home theatre.” The LG Super Blu is being launch in North America (U.S and Canada) only with an MSRP of $1,499 and is available in limited quantities at select Future Shops across Canada. Please contact your local Future Shop retailer to discuss availability. About LG Electronics, Inc.

LG Electronics, Inc. was established in 1958. The company is a major global force in electronics and information and communications products, with more than 72,000 employees working in 77 overseas subsidiaries and marketing units around the world. With annual total revenues of more than US $35 billion (non-consolidated), LG Electronics comprises four main business companies: Digital Display, Digital Media, Digital Appliance, Telecommunication Equipment & Handset. For more information please visit

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