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LG Announces 2011 Blu-ray Players and Home Theater Systems

LG BD690LG Electronics unveiled its 2011 Blu-ray line at the CES show in Las Vegas which included six new Network Blu-ray Players, featuring 3D capability, advanced content options, wireless technology and excellent picture quality. Also unveiled was its first-ever portable Blu-ray player (model BP650).

LG’s flagship Blu-ray player for 2011, the BD690 (pictured above) combines the Blu-ray player with a 250gb hard drive, allowing for CD ripping and Blu-ray playback from a single box. There’s built-in Wi-Fi, and it’s DLNA-compliant so you can also stream music, photos and video from a connected PC.

The full features of the LG BD690 are below along with their other announced bluray players.

Blu-ray players

BD630

  • Full HD 1080p Network Blu-ray Player features
  • Connectivity to NetFlix, Vudu, CinemaNow and YouTube

BD640

Like the BD630, plus:

  • Wi-Fi capability (adaptor included)

BD650

  • 3D-enabled
  • LG SmartTV
  • Wi-Fi ready (adaptor required, sold separately)
  • DLNA

BD670

Like the BD650, plus:

  • MusicID powered by Gracenote
  • built-in Wi-Fi capability
  • DLNA

BD690

Like the BD650, plus:

  • 250GB hard drive
  • DLNA (server and client) functionality

Blu-ray home theater systems

LHB326

  • Full HD 1080p Network Blu-ray Home Theater System
  • Connectivity to NetFlix, Vudu, CinemaNow and YouTube
  • 1100 watts of output power to 5.1 channels
  • Wi-Fi capability (adaptor included)
  • MusicID

LHB336

Like the LHB326, plus:

  • 3D-enabled
  • LG SmartTV with Smart Phone App
  • Wi-Fi ready (adaptor required, sold separately)
  • iPod/iPhone cradle
  • DLNA

LHB536

Like the LHB336, plus:

  • Built-in WiFi capability

LHB976

Like the LHB536, plus:

  • Wireless rear speakers

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