An optical drive that supports two distinct formats. For example, a DVD drive that reads DVD+R and DVD-R media can be considered a dual-format player. In 2007, LG was the first to solve the dilemma of competing high-definition movie formats by introducing the Super Blu Blu-ray/HD DVD dual-format HD player. See Blu-ray.
LG introduced the world's first high-definition dual-format player to focus on consumer needs and to end the confusion caused by the current format war," said Allan Jason, vice president of consumer electronics marketing at LG Electronics USA, Inc.