At CES last January, LG announced a strategic partnership with Netflix, but no details were revealed. Now, it can be told that LG has been working on the BD300, the world's first Blu-ray player that can stream content directly from Netflix. There are currently 12,000 movies and TV episodes available for streaming, out of over 100,000 DVD and nearly 1000 Blu-ray titles. All streaming content is standard-def, and the final resolution depends on the speed of your Internet connection.
The BD300 is also a full-fledged BD-Live Blu-ray player, though it requires a 1GB USB thumb drive to actually do BD-Live. It can output 1080p/60 and 24, and it can send bitstreams of all the new audio codecs; it can also decode all the codecs except for DTS-HD Master Audio. Not bad for a list price of $400. It should appear in most major retailers by the end of the month.