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Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 30 Aug 2007.

  1. fluxity

    fluxity What's a Dremel?

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    haha, yeah, I guess.

    Didn't really think that one through fully. I was thinking every household would have a 360 anyway as they're so awesome ;p
     
  2. 2JSC

    2JSC What's a Dremel?

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    The only thing that I'm wondering how this will play a role:

    HD-DVD holds no more double that of a standard DVD disc right? And its just a video disc, so far.

    Blu-Ray is 25Gb(?) for movies, and is also available as a storage format if you have a Blu-Ray burner drive. Thats really the only 1-up that Blu-Ray has over HD-DVD right now.
     
  3. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    I think blu-ray disk can go up to 50gb, its the consumer level disk that are used for burning thats 25gb and I think most blu-ray movies so far hover around 30gb or so, Im not 100% sure all that so feel free to correct me ^_^

    anyhow after looking at the rebate, its a MS rebate not amazon so I dont have to return the HD DVD I bought from BB and just use the rebate to get the 5 HD DVD... WOOT, but I still like my blu-ray but its good to have both covered...
     
  4. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    Apparently, the HD DVD player will also be available in UK & Europe, expected cost is around £200.
     
  5. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    The specifications are easily available from Wikipedia for both HD-DVD and Blu-Ray.

    In the first sentence:
    HD-DVD can store data as well as video content. Also, the capacity for HD-DVD is at least 3x that of DVD for single layer. Double layer discs can store up to 30GB. At the January 2007 CES, Toshiba demonstrated a 51GB, triple-layer disc.

    Blu-Ray discs can store 25GB on single layer, 50GB for double layer.

    -monkey
     
  6. 2JSC

    2JSC What's a Dremel?

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    But what I'm saying is that Blu-Ray burners are already available to the market. So when is an HD-DVD burner going to exist? Or can a regular DVD burner work on blank HD-DVD's?
     
  7. completemadness

    completemadness What's a Dremel?

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    most likely the legal minimum

    3 months in the US and 1yr in the UK
     
  8. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    Well I mailed off the mail in rebate yesterday so I will let everyone know how well that went if and when I get the HD DVD in.
     
  9. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    Again, the Wikipedia article explains things pretty well.

    That's just the first paragraph from the Computer drives entry.

    -monkey
     
  10. wewe

    wewe What's a Dremel?

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    it's easy to get one for £150 (base model) these days
     
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