Netflix is broadening the availability of its HD streams to Samsung and LG Blu-ray DVD players early next month. The addition of LG BD300 and the Samsung BD-P2500 bolsters the ranks of Netflix HD-enabled devices like TiVo, Xbox and by the end of this year, the Roku. There are currently only about 300 titles available in HD through Netflix streaming.
Adding sweet features like an HD stream helps distract from the fact that the Netflix streaming service is still severely lacking in content — especially new releases. Earlier this week, Blockbuster announced its own set-top box, which is a la carte vs. subscription and will offer new content.