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Cheap 199usd Blu-ray Player Announced ... for the PC

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#1 PS3Scene


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Posted 14 November 2007 - 06:39 AM

Cheap 199usd Blu-ray Player Announced ... for the PC
Posted by XanTium | 14-11-2007 0:39 EST

From gearlog.com:

If price is the battleground where the war between Blu-ray and HD DVD will be fought, then Philips and Lite-On Digital Solutions fired a new salvo on Tuesday, with the announcement of a $199 drive.

Unfortunately, the internal PLDS DH-4O1S drive is not the official answer to the $99 Toshiba HD DVD player that went on sale at Wal-mart last week. The DH-401S is an internal drive for the PC that simply plays back Blu-ray, DVD, and CD discs, although the manufacturers noted that a PC equipped with the drive could be connected via an HDMI cable to a TV.

Full Story: gearlog.com

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 05:52 PM

Baaa, it won't make a lick of difference unless it is a standalone. This is pretty useless for PC's as well IMHO because it isn't even a burner.

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 11:05 PM

not only that but it will likely require the use of Vista to play in HD due to the DRM restrictions.

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 11:35 PM

Why would it be classed as cheap?
I can buy the Pioneer, which is a Blu-Ray Burner also, for 86.75, through a trade supplier. Even with the exchange rate it is still cheaper than the one in the news post.

Edited by Chancer, 14 November 2007 - 11:35 PM.

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Posted 18 November 2007 - 11:36 PM

LG makes a drive that plays Blu-ray and HD-DVD for $300 http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827136133

If you use a Media Center PC $200 is not too bad for Blu-ray but $300 for both seems a better deal to me. To bad neither can burn.

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