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Old 02-10-2008, 11:31 AM
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here is some good news for both sides..helluva nice piece of equipment

http://www.plextor.be/products/px-b3...B300SA&ref=cdf
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Old 02-10-2008, 11:37 AM
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here is some good news for both sides..helluva nice piece of equipment

http://www.plextor.be/products/px-b3...B300SA&ref=cdf
Yes - it looks interesting - can't wait to see the price . . . . Plextor + blu-ray = $$$$$$$
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Old 02-10-2008, 11:52 AM
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I'm just not getting it.

HD on a 19" monitor? Is that really going to get people excited?

Or is this for the software that we are so sick of getting on 5 or 6 DVD ROMs?

If this were a dual format BD-R HD-R drive, then that would be exciting, but the only reason (THE ONLY!) to have a drive like this is to play movies or to have it as part of a HTPC setup. A niche product in a small market is interesting, but not necessarily exciting.
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Yes - it looks interesting - can't wait to see the price . . . . Plextor + blu-ray = $$$$$$$

It also has HD DVD and doesn't write either Blu-ray or HD DVD - sort of worthless at almost any cost above a high end DVD burner.
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If this were a dual format BD-R HD-R drive, then that would be exciting, but the only reason (THE ONLY!) to have a drive like this is to play movies or to have it as part of a HTPC setup. A niche product in a small market is interesting, but not necessarily exciting.
There are players like the one in first post already out and I think that I saw just few days ago news about a drive that reads HD DVD and Blu-ray and writes Blu-ray.
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Old 02-10-2008, 12:39 PM
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http://us.lge.com/products/model/det...GGC-H20L.jhtml
I can buy this locally for $260
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I'm just not getting it.

HD on a 19" monitor? Is that really going to get people excited?

Or is this for the software that we are so sick of getting on 5 or 6 DVD ROMs?

If this were a dual format BD-R HD-R drive, then that would be exciting, but the only reason (THE ONLY!) to have a drive like this is to play movies or to have it as part of a HTPC setup. A niche product in a small market is interesting, but not necessarily exciting.
It looks like it is a dual-format drive.

I wonder if it is possible to watch HD DVD and Blu-ray from that drive by using a video card that outputs 1080p via DVI or Firewire? Or would HDCP prevent that?
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$260 to be able to play both formats? That's a great price. I've been thinking for quite a while about setting up a home theater PC, for HD DVD, Blu-ray and SD movies, and for music. This drive sounds like an excellent part of such a system.

Now if I could find a video card that would output 1080p via Firewire, I'd be in seventh heaven!
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$260 to be able to play both formats? That's a great price. I've been thinking for quite a while about setting up a home theater PC, for HD DVD, Blu-ray and SD movies, and for music. This drive sounds like an excellent part of such a system.

Now if I could find a video card that would output 1080p via Firewire, I'd be in seventh heaven!
why Firewire? can't you use HDMI?
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This one has BD rewriting capability.

I notice that these come with WinDVD 8, how does that compare to Cyberlink's PowerDVD?
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