updated 08:50 am EST, Mon January 4, 2010
LG Blu-ray updates due at CES
LG today hinted at its CES plans with word that it will update its Blu-ray players. The Korean company provides no details of the hardware inside but says they should have significantly expanded online features beyond the existing CinemaNow, Netflix, Pandora and YouTube options.
It's hinted in particular that the players may let users download movies and music and create their own media library searchable by metadata like the album name. Existing players already have built-in Wi-Fi and support BD-Live in addition to the Internet-only content.
More information is expected at LG's CES keynote in mid-week as well as at the show itself, which begins on Thursday.