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Old 04-18-07, 11:56 PM   #1
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Default Pioneer BD Burner Announced

Pioneer is going to launch a new burner for the pc for Blu-ray discs. The nice thing is the price, it is only $299 for a drive that read and burn BD/DVD/CD.

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=140

The only thing that needs to be resolved is the price of the media. Even if it just made it down to $5 a disc, it would be a decent price for 50GB storage.

I'd love to see that drive with norton ghost. You could put your whole install with all the apps included onto one disc, and then just re-imagine when you break your install.

Also, does anyone know if PowerDVD or any other program has their HD playback straightend out? I have a HDCP compatible card, monitor, can do 1080p res, so I might splurge so that I can play movies on my pc as well.
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Old 04-19-07, 12:02 AM   #2
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This is not a BD Burner, it is a combo drive = Plays BDs and will burn DVD and CDs only

Currently the cheapest burner on the market for BD is about $500. I would have been surprised if they would have had this much of a sudden price drop on them
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This is not a BD Burner, it is a combo drive = Plays BDs and will burn DVD and CDs only

Currently the cheapest burner on the market for BD is about $500. I would have been surprised if they would have had this much of a sudden price drop on them
Heh, I guess I can't read the fine print. I see it even mention BD-R and BD-RE, as well as Blu-ray burner, but they aren't in the same sentence. Glad you pointed that out, but that kind of stinks cause that would be the main reason for getting one.
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Heh, I guess I can't read the fine print. I see it even mention BD-R and BD-RE, as well as Blu-ray burner, but they aren't in the same sentence. Glad you pointed that out, but that kind of stinks cause that would be the main reason for getting one.
Hehe, true but technically this makes it the cheapest Blu Ray player on the market, so for those with HDCP supported hardware, more power to you
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$300 for just a BD player???

I'll wait until prices fall to around $150.
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$300 for just a BD player???

I'll wait until prices fall to around $150.
Wait a few years until there like DVD burners and wait until there 30 bucks.

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$300 for just a BD player???

I'll wait until prices fall to around $150.
Uh...you know the next cheapest BD player is the PS3 at $600 and the upcoming Sony stand-alone deck for $600, right? This is currently the absolute cheapest BD player on the market.
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Also, does anyone know if PowerDVD or any other program has their HD playback straightend out? I have a HDCP compatible card, monitor, can do 1080p res, so I might splurge so that I can play movies on my pc as well.
Yeah, how does that work? What player do you use and can you take hi-res screenshots or do they block that sort of thing.

Edit: Looks like the Inq made the same mistake...thinking it was a burner also.

http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=39034
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Also, does anyone know if PowerDVD or any other program has their HD playback straightend out? I have a HDCP compatible card, monitor, can do 1080p res, so I might splurge so that I can play movies on my pc as well.
I use it to playback HD DVD and it works great. Based on the feedback on AVS Forums, PowerDVD works fine with BD as well. For either format with P-DVD though you're better off with an HDCP-enabled NVIDIA card (not usually an issue for peeps in this forum) and a 7-series card at that if you need to be able to adjust overscan.

I wish they'd come out with an internal mount HD DVD/BD combo player. I'd like to be able to play either format and be able to get rid of that XBOX 360 HD DVD player. Quite frankly, it's ugly.
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Uh...you know the next cheapest BD player is the PS3 at $600 and the upcoming Sony stand-alone deck for $600, right? This is currently the absolute cheapest BD player on the market.
Which is still a ton for a BD-player. I'll wait until the prices fall into "affordable" territory.

BTW, we're talking about a BD-player for PC. $300 for a player is just rediculious. Besides, you have to have a pretty decent PC to play BD's anyway. When you factor in the cost of the PC as well as the drive, it's just not worth it.
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