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LG Super Blu BH200

LG Super Blu BH200
alaScore 78

112 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 112 reviews of LG Super Blu BH200. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the LG Super Blu BH200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for LG Super Blu BH200

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 user reviews of LG Super Blu BH200 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.com.

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG BH200 Super Blu Blu-Ray HD DVD Combo PlayerLG BH200 Super Blu Blu-Ray HD DVD Combo Player

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com)

LG BH200 review

 

Editors' note : Toshiba has officially announced that it will stop producing HD DVD products, bringing an end to the format war. For that reason, CNET recommends that consumers should avoid buying this player for high-definition movie playback, as very...

Plays both Blu-ray and HD DVD discs in a single unit; excellent image quality on Blu-ray Discs and HD DVDs; full support for HD DVD interactive features; slick high-definition menu system; supports Blu-ray Profile 1.1.

More expensive than two standalone players; high-resolution audio support is lackluster; annoying bug on DVD playback; does not output at 24 frames per second; some disc compatibility issues on Blu-ray; no analog multichannel outputs; cannot upgrade...

The LG BH200 is an improvement on its groundbreaking predecessor, but an HD DVD/Blu-ray combo player just isn't an attractive product anymore.

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Robert Heron (pcmag.com)

LG BH200 Super Blu Player

 

LG's second-generation combo Blu-ray/HD DVD disc player is a marked improvement over its predecessor, but a handful of quirks give the device an unfinished feel.

Plays HD DVD and Blu-ray discs. Excellent video processing.

Unable to select 1080p24 output. No raw bitstream output with Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD Lossless audio formats. Can't upgrade firmware via Ethernet (online). HD DVD menu navigation is sluggish. Occasional lockups and shutdowns encountered when browsing...

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Jan, 2008

Expert review by: (pcworld.com)

LG Super Blu BH200 Dual-Format HD Player

 

The BH200 offers two high-def formats in one player, but its price is too high.

Can play back both Blu-ray and HD DVD discs

More expensive than buying two players

Although the BH200 certainly breaks down the barriers between Blu-ray and HD DVD, LG is charging a high premium for the convenience of having both formats in one box. Personally, I think the premium is just too high, especially considering that you can...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: Tony Leotta (audioholics.com)

LG Dual-format Super Blu Player BH200

 

LG premiered its new dual-format Super Blu Player (BH200) today at CES in Las Vegas. The BH200 is LG's second generation high-def player to offer full Blu-ray disc and HD DVD playback in one

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: David Birch-Jones (avguide.com)

LG BH200 Blu-ray/HD DVD Combo Player

 

The BH200 is one of the first products to be equipped with Marvell's potent new Qdeo video processing engine. As with other HD DVD certified players, the BH200 is equipped with an Ethernet port that allows Web-enabled content to be downloaded with...

At exactly the same price of the Samsung BD-UP5000, the LG BH200 would, at first glance, seem to be the Samsung’s virtual twin. But, the LG is different enough in certain key respects. For example, the LG provides picture adjustments, while the Samsung...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Grant Clauser (e-gear.com)

Review: LG BH200 Dual Format Player

 

All HDTV owners are potentially high-definition disc player owners. However, only a small percentage actually are, and most of those ended up that way by default because they wanted the last Sony video game console. High-definition players have been...

The audio complications may seem off-putting, but in fact issues like that are not uncommon in what is still an early stage in the high-definition player market. The BH200 achieves it's goals of being the first truly universal high-def player that...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: Thomas J. Norton (hometheater.com)

LG Electronics Super Blu BH200 Multi Format HD Disc Player

 

Waiting it out means that missing out on the best quality sources of high-definition movies. Choosing a side limits your selection of titles. And buying both is not only expensive and inconvenient, it means that you may be stuck with at least one...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: Sanjay (technews.in)

LG BH200 Blu-ray cum HD DVD Player

 

HD DVD might be on the downturn but this has not stopped media manufacturers to roll out players for the same. The latest trend is to keep it safe by combining the Blu-ray disc player and the HD-DVD player.

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: HD Goofnut (blu-ray.com)

LG BH200

 

I have personally owned the LG BH200 for 2 years and it has been one of the best HD DVD/BD players I have used to date. Load times are relatively quick and it plays every BD, HD DVD, DVD, and CD that I throw at it. It also has the ability to play BDs...

Originally 1.1, but is 2.0 capable with a fairly recent firmware update. Bitstreams all of the lossless codecs. Region Free. Plays HD DVD, BD, CD, DVD, AVCHD, and MP3. Fairly quick load times

Stretches 4:3 DVDs to 16:9. Lack of DVD-A and SACD support. Rare half second audio dropouts (have become less frequent with additional FW updates). Large and heavy

May, 2011

Consumer review by: mail_meajay (ciao.com)

HD/DVD Player - PC World

 

Types of video noise reduction.Unfortunately, LG will no longer be producing any hybrid HD players after this year, ... Read review

Good

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Apr, 2009

Product Specifications

The Super Blu Player offers increased HDTV entertainment choices, because it can play 50 to 60 percent more high-def movie titles than either single-format player. With full networked interactivity available from selected HD DVDs, and the capability to handle networked "BD-Live" interactivity in forthcoming Blu-ray discs, it is the latest available technology that plays both disc formats. The LG Super Blu Player, which can output up to 1080p video resolution at 24-, 30- and 60-frames-per-second, supports various A/V formats, including MPEG-2, VC-1, H.264 video, MPEG1/2 audio, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital+, DTS and DTS-HD audio. The unit also includes multiple inputs/outputs such as HDMI 1.3 out, component/composite video outputs, digital optical and analog audio outputs as well as a LAN Ethernet port for network interactivity. LG Super Blu Player customers will enjoy superior quality video output with HDMI 1.3 Deep Color output to improve color tones and achieve finer color gradations to deliver the smoothest and most brilliant video output available. The player also features QDEO advanced video processing for superior up-scaling accuracy up to 1080p, improved noise reduction and consistent color precision. The new Super Blu Player incorporates LG's SimpLink connectivity solution, enabling easier control of other LG SimpLink compatible equipment. The units are connected with an HDMI cable and use the HDMI-CEC communication standard. This allows the user to control other components on-screen or directly from each component. The BH200 also is equipped with a USB Media Host for easy access to digital music and photo libraries.

Audio

Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/96kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):100

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound

Color

Color of product:Black

DVD

Built-in Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Plus / DTS decoder / DTS-HD decoder
Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:BD-ROM / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+RW / HD DVD
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3
Type:Blu-Ray disc and HD DVD player

File formats

Video compression format:MPEG2
Video formats supported:MPEG2

Header

Manufacturer:LG Electronics
Model:BH200
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:LG Super Blu

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 10.6 x 2.91
Disc types supported:DVD, DVD-R
I/O ports:1x RJ-45
Product weight:8.4
Product weight (lb):8.4
USB 1.1 ports quantity:1

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video in:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital audio optical out:1
HDMI ports quantity:1

Security

Parental Control: Yes

Storage

HD-DVD playback: Yes
Number of Discs:1
Number of disks:1

Technical Details

Device type:Player
Slide show: Yes

Video

Video D/A Converter (DAC):8-bit/27MHz