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11-03-06, 04:42 PM
Hi ive got a nividia 7900gt HD ready and investing in a 20" HD ready TFT

Im wanting to watch HD dvds like they are selling at PLAY.COM (http://www.play.com/DVD/HD%20DVD/NAVMAIN/5-/RegionHome.html) so does anyone know where i could buy one from uk site if possible


11-03-06, 04:44 PM
If you are looking for HD DVD 5.25 bay drives you are SOL (oddly the firing squad managed to get an Nvidia branded HD 5.25 drive, so they should be coming out soon)

However there is Blue Ray. Sony and Panasonic are selling essentilally the same 5.25 BR drive.

11-03-06, 04:52 PM
If you do get one (HD or BR) make sure it comes with bundled software that can play the format you chose.

Right now the current HD drives (PC stand alone drives) will not play movies, because there is no software that you can buy over the counter the play said format.

I bet the bundles that come with the full PCs have been leaked but you may not want to shell out the $$ to find out you can't find this bundle on the net.

11-03-06, 04:54 PM
But it is possible to buy a 5.25 HD DVD drive

if so does anyone know where from

crikey you where quick i edited that straight away aswell

11-03-06, 04:57 PM
But it is possible to buy a 3.5 HD DVD drive

if so does anyone know where from

Uhh I hate to break it to ya but HD DVDs are 4 and 2/3 inches wide.

Edit: damn ninja edit, Anyway did you see what i posted SOL = **** out of Luck. You can't get an HD DVD 5.25 bay drive right now. Read this: http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/nvidia_purevideo_hd_preview/