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LG launches Blu-ray Home Cinema System

Tech Watch has taken a look at the LG HB354BS, a 2.1 channel system designed for those just starting to put together a home cinema set-up.

With a Blu-ray Disc player, iPod dock, MP3 player and a media streamer all included, the LG HB354BS packs many features into a relatively small package. To complement the Blu-ray player, two HDMI inputs ensure other high definition content can be viewed, while an Ethernet socket means that interactive features and online BD-Live content can also be easily accessed.

The speakers also promise to pack a punch with a subwoofer in tow. There’s also two digital audio inputs (one optical and one coaxial) and regular analogue stereo RCA jacks.

For more information on the system, click here.

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Universal launches Blu-ray applications for iPhone, Facebook and Twitter

Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced two new applications designed to add greater user interactivity and immersion to its upcoming slate of Blu-ray Disc releases.

The Pocket BLU app for iPhone and iPod Touch is available now as a free download from the Apple App Store, and uses the device’s Wi-Fi connection to communicate with a network enabled BD player.  Once connected, users can use their iPhones or iPods as a remote control, giving easy and direct access to different menus and BD-Live content. It also allows users to access a video timeline to jump to any point in a movie, and to download exclusive bonus content. A pop-up keyboard also makes it easier to chat and send messages when the option is available.

Social BLU meanwhile integrates Blu-ray Disc content with social networking applications such as Facebook and Twitter. Supported discs, starting with American Pie presents: The Book of Love, will allow viewers to login to their chosen network and enjoy a variety of features, including direct status updates via BD-Live. Users can also rate films, send messages and share content from the portal.

Upcoming Universal releases to use the new applications include Bruno, Funny People, 9, Public Enemies and Inglourious Basterds. More information will appear at www.universalhidef.com as the discs are released.

 

 


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