Affordable Blu Ray drive for your PC!!

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  • silentbob 8 Jun 2007 07:10:54 29,029 posts
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    The new Pioneer BD-ROM / DVD Writer for only 155!

    /orders

    Fairly important this. It's the first affordable and legitimate HiDef disc player for PCs. Very attractive for OEM system builders indeed.

    Edited by silentbob at 07:14:16 08-06-2007

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  • silentbob 8 Jun 2007 07:40:22 29,029 posts
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    disc wrote:
    Hang on, that's really cheap.
    No shit! :)

    That's why I'm shouting from the rooftops so to speak.

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  • Pirotic Moderator 8 Jun 2007 08:31:04 20,647 posts
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    Ohh that is cheap. If you have a nice graphics card you can even do DVI-E to HDMI out and spool it to a HD TV.
  • Carlo 8 Jun 2007 08:32:56 18,243 posts
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    The problem now is, what do you need GPU/CPU wise to output blu-ray quality?

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  • silentbob 8 Jun 2007 08:39:30 29,029 posts
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    Pirotic wrote:
    Ohh that is cheap. If you have a nice graphics card you can even do DVI-E to HDMI out and spool it to a HD TV.
    Welcome to 2005! ;)

    So how many here would buy the drive at that price, and more importantly - how many of you when considering a new PC would take that extra 100 quid hit?

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  • silentbob 8 Jun 2007 08:40:12 29,029 posts
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    Carlo wrote:
    The problem now is, what do you need GPU/CPU wise to output blu-ray quality?
    You need a 60 quid GPU and a 100 quid CPU. Sorted. :)

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  • silentbob 8 Jun 2007 08:47:00 29,029 posts
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    As a side note, I was browsing PlayUSA last night and noticed for the first time the huge disparity in the numbers of titles released for each format.

    116 for HD-DVD

    207 for Blu Ray

    Of course this is no mark of quality, but if the Playstation ethos holds true, Blu Ray might just have it on quantity.



    Edited by silentbob at 08:48:10 08-06-2007

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  • Dizzy 8 Jun 2007 08:50:04 2,763 posts
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    You can get HD-DVD PC drives much cheaper.
  • Carlo 8 Jun 2007 08:50:43 18,243 posts
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    silentbob wrote:
    Carlo wrote:
    The problem now is, what do you need GPU/CPU wise to output blu-ray quality?
    You need a 60 quid GPU and a 100 quid CPU. Sorted. :)
    You know what this is useless without don't you :D

    (No, not pics!)

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  • silentbob 8 Jun 2007 08:51:00 29,029 posts
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    Dizzy wrote:
    You can get HD-DVD PC drives much cheaper.
    No. You can get one, and it isn't officially for PC. Hence my wording 'legitimate'. Not to mention both the HP and 360 devices are external too. The HP is too expensive.

    Edited by silentbob at 08:51:32 08-06-2007

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  • silentbob 8 Jun 2007 08:52:25 29,029 posts
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    Carlo wrote:
    silentbob wrote:
    Carlo wrote:
    The problem now is, what do you need GPU/CPU wise to output blu-ray quality?
    You need a 60 quid GPU and a 100 quid CPU. Sorted. :)
    You know what this is useless without don't you :D

    (No, not pics!)
    Do tell.

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  • PES_Fanboy 8 Jun 2007 08:57:58 18,999 posts
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    silentbob wrote:
    As a side note, I was browsing PlayUSA last night and noticed for the first time the huge disparity in the numbers of titles released for each format.

    116 for HD-DVD

    207 for Blu Ray

    Of course this is no mark of quality, but if the Playstation ethos holds true, Blu Ray might just have it on quantity.



    Edited by silentbob at 08:48:10 08-06-2007

    BluRay is marketed a LOT harder in the States / Canada, you never see adverts that say "Also available in HD-DVD", it's only ever BluRay.

    That's why it's taking off over there.

    I guess it's different here because neither format is advertised!
  • Carlo 8 Jun 2007 09:04:01 18,243 posts
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    silentbob wrote:
    Carlo wrote:
    silentbob wrote:
    Carlo wrote:
    The problem now is, what do you need GPU/CPU wise to output blu-ray quality?
    You need a 60 quid GPU and a 100 quid CPU. Sorted. :)
    You know what this is useless without don't you :D

    (No, not pics!)
    Do tell.
    Umm, links.

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  • TakeTheVeil 8 Jun 2007 09:08:44 5,058 posts
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    wow.. i wont be building a new PC til those processor prices drop in July, but im definitely going to consider picking one of these now that theyre that cheap. Hopefully itll drop to around 125 by the end of July
  • silentbob 8 Jun 2007 09:09:43 29,029 posts
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    You lazy bastard Carlo! :)

    There you go. Knock youself out. :)

    Nvidia 8500 series GPU and any dual core CPU. Mmmmkay.

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  • Whizzo 8 Jun 2007 09:10:48 43,372 posts
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    PES_Fanboy wrote:I guess it's different here because neither format is advertised!
    While the format itself isn't really marketed if there's a DVD and Blu Ray disc released it does at least get a mention on the TV commercial.

    155 is probably pushing it for me but the pricing is certainly heading in the right direction and a bit quicker than I thought it would.

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  • silentbob 8 Jun 2007 09:11:18 29,029 posts
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    PES_Fanboy wrote:
    silentbob wrote:
    As a side note, I was browsing PlayUSA last night and noticed for the first time the huge disparity in the numbers of titles released for each format.

    116 for HD-DVD

    207 for Blu Ray

    Of course this is no mark of quality, but if the Playstation ethos holds true, Blu Ray might just have it on quantity.



    Edited by silentbob at 08:48:10 08-06-2007

    BluRay is marketed a LOT harder in the States / Canada, you never see adverts that say "Also available in HD-DVD", it's only ever BluRay.

    That's why it's taking off over there.

    I guess it's different here because neither format is advertised!
    Buyt there have to be titles for people to buy first, otherwise there's nothing to market. The number of titles is simply down to the amount of Studios signed up for Blu Ray.

    I think this then drives the marketing, there's more out there to sell. :)

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  • silentbob 8 Jun 2007 09:15:37 29,029 posts
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    Whizzo wrote:
    PES_Fanboy wrote:I guess it's different here because neither format is advertised!
    While the format itself isn't really marketed if there's a DVD and Blu Ray disc released it does at least get a mention on the TV commercial.

    155 is probably pushing it for me but the pricing is certainly heading in the right direction and a bit quicker than I thought it would.
    I fully expect it to be sub 100 by Xmas. In fact I wouldn't be surprised if it hit 110 by the end of August.

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  • DodgyPast 8 Jun 2007 09:18:34 8,551 posts
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    Been outputting HD rips to my TV at 720p over component for the last 12 months. ( well when my AMD 3000 has been up and running :p )

    No way I'll be going for either drive due to financial restrictions :p
  • silentbob 8 Jun 2007 09:29:31 29,029 posts
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    DodgyPast wrote:
    Been outputting HD rips to my TV at 720p over component for the last 12 months. ( well when my AMD 3000 has been up and running :p )

    No way I'll be going for either drive due to financial restrictions :p
    If you think there's no improvement from HDTV caps you may be pleasantly surprised.

    Also, that CPU will not be anough to run 1080p AVC or VC1 at the bitrates Blu Ray and HD-DVD demand. Trust me.

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  • lost_soul 8 Jun 2007 09:35:52 9,369 posts
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    /remembers paying nearly 200quid for a double speed CD burner around a decade ago

    I'd buy, but as I only have a laptop I'd have to get an external enclosure for it too.
  • matrim83 8 Jun 2007 09:36:03 5,597 posts
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    I remember reading somewhere yesterday that Toshiba will start adding HD DVD drive as a standard in ALL their laptops from 2008.

    I still dont think that we will have a clear winner in the format war untill 2009 anyway.

    Valar morghulis.

  • silentbob 8 Jun 2007 09:40:42 29,029 posts
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    Clear leader by end of '07. Clear winner by middle of '08.

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  • lost_soul 8 Jun 2007 09:44:50 9,369 posts
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    silentbob wrote:
    Clear leader by end of '07. Clear winner by middle of '08.
    Hard to argue with that - HDDVD doesn't seem to have any real momentum behind it.
  • quedex 8 Jun 2007 10:01:14 3,135 posts
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    Is there any software to play BDs yet? Last I heard, only one specific OEM version of WinDVD did. And considering that was used to help reveal the encryption codes, I wouldn't be surprised if you couldn't even buy that any more.
  • PearOfAnguish 8 Jun 2007 10:33:44 7,501 posts
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    Why do Blu-Ray discs come in cases that are a different size to DVDs? That is very annoying, they don't sit very well next to DVDs on a shelf.
  • JediMasterMalik 8 Jun 2007 10:36:59 11,820 posts
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    PearOfAnguish wrote:
    Why do Blu-Ray discs come in cases that are a different size to DVDs? That is very annoying, they don't sit very well next to DVDs on a shelf.

    There's little need for DVD cases to be as big as they are is there? The disc hasn't changed in size from CD, why are the cases bigger to begin with?
  • monochrome_blue 8 Jun 2007 10:47:00 538 posts
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    CrispyXUK wrote:
    Does it come with 7th guest?

    I suspect a lot of people on here are too young to get that. Bravo all the same...
  • PearOfAnguish 8 Jun 2007 10:47:16 7,501 posts
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    There's little need for DVD cases to be as big as they are is there? The disc hasn't changed in size from CD, why are the cases bigger to begin with?

    Just because, alright?

    Some people...

    Edited by PearOfAnguish at 10:50:01 08-06-2007
  • JediMasterMalik 8 Jun 2007 10:49:41 11,820 posts
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    PearOfAnguish wrote:
    Because they just are, alright?

    Some people...

    The same can be said for the BD case sizes, alright?

    Some people...
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