updated 09:00 am EDT, Tue May 19, 2009
LG Ships BD390
LG today said it had started shipping the BD390, its flagship Blu-ray movie player. The reader is the first to play DivX videos at a full 1080p when either burned to a DVD or from an external USB drive. It likewise brings Wi-Fi and 1GB of internal storage, and can handle Blu-ray Profile 2.0 features as well as Netflix and YouTube video streaming without stringing Ethernet cable to a router or a Wi-Fi bridge.
The BD390 supports 7.1-channel Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio surround, native 24FPS video without pulldown conversion and HDMI-CEC support to steer a compatible TV or receiver through the Blu-ray player, or vice versa. It sells today for $400.