Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by WilHarris, 5 Jul 2006.
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OMFG £599 !!!!!!!!! will get one in a hurry, as soon as i sell a kidney or 2.
Cheaper than CD-R when it first came out, more useful too as it allows play back of a new media - something which CD-R didn't add!
Even though it's a Sony derivitave product, I could see getting one of these in the (distant) future. I like that more companies than just Plextor are doing SATA optical drives. Maybe HP will do a lightscribe version. And while I'm dreaming...
Any idea what media for BR will cost you? BR movies will cost more than DVD movies, aight? And what about BR discs?
The LG Blu-Ray drive strikes me as the best up and coming drive with 4x write support
However, as you'll need Windows Vista, a new graphics card, and a new monitor to actually watch any Blu-Ray content you're adding at least an extra £800+ on top of the drive price. I like the concept of HD, but I loathe DRM and anything that implements it. I won't be buying Vista (Microsoft's biggest cock-up since Microsoft Bob), I won't be buying a new graphics card, I won't be buying a new monitor, and I certainly won't be buying a Blu-Ray or HD DVD drive.
That and they still include region encoding...
I thought Samsung were developing a hybrid BR/HD-DVD drive already? Worth waiting for hybrids IMHO.
the problem with hybrids is that they can not exist, sony contract prevents that.
http://www.nierle.com/ this site used to sell BRdisks
as seen here
Now where did you pluck that one from? Hybrids are unlikely to exist due to two reasons:
1. Differences in underlying technology between the two formats.
2. You can guarantee that the companies behind the formats (not just Sony!) will get nice royalties from the other side if one of the formats collapses, and of course any companies that aren't part of the consortium.
realy, sonys contract with samsung forbids them from producing hibrid players.
and there arent that much diferences, they are the same size the diference relies on the laser, they can put 2 lasers on a player, one for HDDVD and another for BRD
JADS your avatar is from FLCL isnt it?
suggest that hybrid drives are on the way so whatever contracts Sony et al have in place with the manufacturers must allow it somehow
As he says.
Wow... more DRM. BOYCOTT
It IS in the blu-ray licensing that you can't create a hybrid player. Exactly how they plan to enforce that, especially when HD-DVD has a few months lead-time on it (and the most important advantage: it's cheaper), is well beyond me. However, he's not wrong.
30€?! Thirty Euro?!?!
What's a BR movie then? 50?! That'll sure help movie sales all over the world...
Nice idea bad execution... I'll wait 'till '07.
£599!!! Holy smokes! I'd rather spend that on a high end video card.
May get it in the future but I'm leaning more towards HDDVD. Cheaper
Q:Can BluRay or HDDVD play older media like cds or dvds?
i work in an electronics store (dunno how u guys call it ) and we already sell blu ray disks R and RW :S but the first BR recorder release is probably next year o_0
(dustcatchers :S although expensive they are good frisbees)
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