There's the format war and then there's the dual format.

In a story from Home Media Retailing, with the multi-format HD-DVD and Blu-ray player (the BDP-UO5000) coming from Samsung in the fall, LG Electronics is taking some preemptive action.

The plan is for LG to lower the price of its "BH 100 dual-format player by $200, from $1,199 to $999."

Samsung's BDP-UO5000 "is slated to support separate format interactive features BD-Java and HDi."