Talk about irony: Electronics manufacturer LG is planning to introduce their latest BD300 Blu Ray player tonight during their Summer Line show in New York. The new feature on their sexy new machine? The ability to play Blu Ray's top competitor - streaming movies from Netflix.
Co-existing with Microsoft's Xbox Live Netflix service, the BD300 will undoubtedly satisfy Netflix subscribers with over 12,000 movies and TV shows available at their fingertips, along with the high-definition ability of a Blu Ray player. The device will be available this fall and there will be no additional charge, except for subscription fees, for the Netflix service.
As for the price, The Wall Street Journal reports that the LG BD300 should be "well under $500", considering Blu Ray players today are typically around that price range.