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Old 03-25-2008, 11:46 PM
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Default Plextor introduces dual format HD drives

Plextor made a surprising announcement today when it introduced two dual-format HD optical drives, the B920SA and B300SA, both of which can read Blu-ray and HD DVD discs.

Although the HD DVD format is now obsolete, the new drives gives owners a chance to watch their HD DVD titles on a computer while also allowing them to make way for Blu-ray.

The B920SA can burn 25GB BD discs at up to 4X speed and can write CDs and DVDs at 16x. The B300SA cannot write Blu-ray discs but can read at a relatively fast 6X speed. Both drives connect through Serial ATA and will ship in March for $450 USD and $600 USD respectively. Each drive comes bundled with movie playback, burning, and editing software for Windows systems.

http://www.electronista.com/articles...u.ray.rhd.dvd/
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Wow - pricey little toys, eh? Glad I picked up my XBox hd-dvd drive for $50. hhhhdvd
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Old 03-26-2008, 01:45 AM
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Meh...

I place Plextor and Bose in the same category; They both charge 2-3x more money for products that are barely (if at all) better than what can be had from their competitors.
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Plextor actually had the disc burning quality to prove it, though. That was years ago, however.
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Thread moved to Cross Format section.
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Plextor is high quality stuff. I think they are a little pricey, but you get what you pay for.
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Plextor is high quality stuff. I think they are a little pricey, but you get what you pay for.
That used to be true - but they now just cover oem designed and manufactured drives with their logo just like everyone else. hhhhdvd
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ditt0, that's exactly when their uber rep went south...thanks for the reminder, Rich.
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I did not hear that.....
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