Summary: The LG BH200 is an improvement on its groundbreaking predecessor, but an HD DVD/Blu-ray combo player just isn't an attractive product anymore.
Pros: Plays both Blu-ray and HD DVD discs in a single unit; excellent image quality on Blu-ray Discs and HD DVDs; full support for HD DVD interactive features; slick high-definition menu system; supports Blu-ray Profile 1.1.
Cons: More expensive than two standalone players; high-resolution audio support is lackluster; annoying bug on DVD playback; does not output at 24 frames per second; some disc compatibility issues on Blu-ray; no analog multichannel outputs; cannot upgrade firmware over Ethernet.
Conclusion: The BH200 may cost an arm and a leg, but it solves the Blu-ray/HD DVD dilemma by playing both formats. That said, sluggish HD DVD menu navigation and a bevy of quirks give the player an unfinished feel.
Pros: Plays HD DVD and Blu-ray discs. Excellent video processing.
Cons: Unable to select 1080p24 output. No raw bitstream output with Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD Lossless audio formats. Can't upgrade firmware via Ethernet (online). HD DVD menu navigation is sluggish. Occasional lockups and shutdowns encountered when browsing some HD media. DVD video playback marred by image artifacts.