You just have to love LG. For those of us without an Xbox360 or PlayStation, the HD format wars are a pure spectator sport. But now thanks to those electronics wizards we can get involved in a very grown-up way.
Introducing the LG GGW-H20L.
Not a very catchy name I know but what it does is awesome. Want to play a Blue-Ray movie ? Yep. Want to play an HD-DVD movie ? Yep. Want to record to a dual-layer Blue-Ray disk ? Yep. Want to record to any DVD or CD format ? Uhuh. Yep. I bet it doesn’t do lightscribe. It does. In fact this would be the ideal drive to stick in a living-room Media Centre PC.
Assuming your PC has a decent DVD-player application, the world of high-definition just became easier to reach. Sure the drive currently costs just under Â£200 but give it a few months….
Don’t say I never tell you anything.