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Old 05-01-2007, 01:12 PM
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Default Review: LaCie d2 Blu-ray Drive

Yet another CE-company with a Blu-ray drive. This time the French LaCie.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,2124019,00.asp
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Now that the Blu-ray format has finally established itself as a viable high-definition video option, hardware companies are eager to put their mark on the category. One such company is LaCie, headquartered in France and well known for repackaging peripherals using its design know-how, with products ranging from portable storage solutions and displays to tiny USB keys. The LaCie d2 Blu-ray drive targets customers who have tons of HD video to offload. You can watch Blu-ray movies, too, provided your PC is configured with the right equipment. Alas, the hefty price ($1,049.99 direct) will have you looking for other alternatives.
And another review of another drive with better price from another CE-company is this:

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,2124018,00.asp
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Blu-ray drives are starting to come down in price now that the format wars are settling down and movie buffs are realizing the value of high definition. Only a couple of months ago, external Blu-ray burners were selling for at least $1,000 each. Other World Computing (OWC) is selling its Mercury Pro SW-5582 external Blu-ray drive for a still-pricey $649.99 (direct). Nonetheless, those who are ready to adopt the Blu-ray standard might want to consider this box, which connects via your USB 2.0 or FireWire ports. I'm more inclined to call this an expensive archiving solution, because watching your latest Blu-ray titles with this drive requires some cooperation from a display and graphics card that must be HDCP-enabled.

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