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14th January 2007, 08:54

LG's hybrid Blu-ray/HD DVD standalone drive coming soon (http://www.engadgethd.com/2007/01/09/lgs-hybrid-blu-ray-hd-dvd-standalone-drive-coming-soon/)
Posted Jan 9th 2007 10:57AM by Erik Hanson (http://www.engadgethd.com/bloggers/erik-hanson)

Not to be outdone with just a combination set-top Blu-ray/HD DVD player (http://www.engadgethd.com/2007/01/07/lgs-bh100-hybrid-blu-ray-and-hd-dvd-player-1-199/), LG has also announced the GGW-H10N combo standalone drive for computers. The drive -- which presumably incorporates the same Broadcom integrated chipset as the BH100 -- can read both blue-laser formats, but only writes to Blu-ray or standard DVDs and CDs. According to the LG press event (http://www.engadget.com/2007/01/07/live-coverage-of-lgs-press-event/) from Sunday, the PC drive will support all iHD functionality for HD DVD titles, whereas the set-top box will not due to hardware limitations. The SATA drive is set to be released before the end of January for $1200