LG has officially unveiled its its new line of Blu-ray players at CES next week, but has announced today that its upcoming network-enabled models. featuring access to streaming HD movies from Netflix, the CinemaNow library and YouTube videos. While both can bring the videos to users’ living rooms, only the BD390 sports 7.1-channel audio support, Wi-Fi connectivity and 1GB of built-in memory.
The first LG devices are expected to go on sale by February in the US for $1,200. A model for computers is expected to be similarly priced.
Players that play Blu-ray disks typically cost around $1,000 and HD-DVD models start at around $500.