LG intros hybrid Blu-ray and HD DVD PC drive

Autumn launch for drive that reads both HD formats

LG is to launch its Super Multi Blue drive for PCs before the Autumn, according to reports. The drive is a hybrid Blu-ray and HD DVD specimen that will be able to read both discs. DigiTimes also reports that the new drive will have a price of aound $400 (£194).

The GGC-H20LI drive will read and write Blu-ray discs as LG is a member and supporter of the Blu-ray Disc Association. However it will be hoping that its support for the other format will sway early adopters of HD playback.