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Old 03-01-07, 12:02 PM
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Samsung announces HD-DVD burner for laptops

Samsung M55 Now Has HD DVD Burner
March 1

Samsung has announced a change to the M55 laptop that may cause the Earth to stop spinning. Well, maybe not, but HD DVD fans will be happy to hear this bit of news. The new M55 will be equipped with a Core 2 Duo T7200, 2GB RAM, a 120GB SATA drive, GeForce 7600, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and a 17-inch screen as well as the aforementioned HD DVD burner. Cost will be around $3,200.

Samsung was on the fence for a while about BR and HD DVD but it looks like they may have made a decision. Very, very interesting.
http://crunchgear.com/2007/03/01/sam...hd-dvd-burner/

It'd be nice if the damn things were affordable.
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They are trying to undercut the hd-dvd software market by allowing copying!! They want BD to win!!

Im teasing of course.
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Those are laptop specs? Damn! I might have to upgrade the laptop I bought just last year:

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Cool. This is really good news. Of course $3,200 is just a BIT cost-prohibitive, but that will only come down in time.
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Well, the $3,200 is the price of the laptop computer with the HD DVD burner. I wonder how much just the burner would be.
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Blu-ray backer debuts HD DVD laptop

Blu-ray backer debuts HD DVD laptop
Samsung selling computer with rival high-definition format in South Korea
By Jennifer Netherby 3/9/2007

MARCH 9 | Is a Blu-ray Disc backer also joining the HD DVD camp?

Samsung Electronics, which released the first Blu-ray player in the U.S. last summer, debuted a laptop in South Korea with an HD DVD drive.

The company has quietly begun selling its M55 notebook computer with an HD DVD drive in its home country.

Samsung declined to comment on whether they plan to release a laptop with an HD DVD drive in the U.S. or any other HD DVD products.
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Weird.
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Wasn't there an article on this a long time ago? I am to lazy to look up the thread, but I think people got busy reading a little too much into it.

Thanks for merging the two threads, but it did make my post seemed a little out of place all of the sudden.

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Obviously, the tide is turning.
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thats it! i am selling off my PS3 and my 5 BD Disks immediately!
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Did Samsung initially commit to exclusive BD support? If so, then this could quite reasonably be seen as an attempt at hedging their bets. If not, then big deal -- they want to cash in on both formats.

Speedy, I think this might be the other thread you're referring to:

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread....+hd+dvd+laptop
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Originally Posted by applesandrice
Did Samsung initially commit to exclusive BD support? If so, then this could quite reasonably be seen as an attempt at hedging their bets. If not, then big deal -- they want to cash in on both formats.

Speedy, I think this might be the other thread you're referring to:

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Yup. Merging two threads.
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