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Old 05-08-07, 02:27 PM
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HP to unveil combo HD-DVD(R) Blu-Ray(R/W) computer May 9th

Here's the link and the story. The combo reads both blu-ray and HD-DVD, and writes blu-ray.

http://crave.cnet.com/8301-1_105-9716539-1.html

May 7 2007
HP to debut Blu-ray HD DVD combo drive

Hewlett-Packard began its HD video-purveying life as a member of the HD DVD camp, but come Wednesday, two of its Pavilion desktops will take a more inclusive position in the format war by offering internal dual-format Blu-ray/HD DVD drives. We've seen certain high-end home theater PCs with one Blu-ray and one HD DVD drive crammed into the front, but as of May 9, HP will be the first to offer a hybrid HD drive. The two models offering the drive, the Pavilion Media Center m8010y and the Pavilion d4890y (both Intel powered), will be available as configurable options only via HP's online store.
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Hmmm I hope they sell the drive separately. But then again... I might not be able to get the drive anyway because at this point the price would be so outrageous.
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So, it can write BD but not HD DVD. Bummer.
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HP m8010y Desktop

The Blu-Ray/HD-DVD drive is an extra $560 upgrade from their default lightscribe DVD writer. The cheapest computer I could configure was just under $1400.
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$560??? No way I'm going to get that. Anyone know how much a DVD-ROM worth back in its early year? Does its price goes as high as that?
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$560??? No way I'm going to get that. Anyone know how much a DVD-ROM worth back in its early year? Does its price goes as high as that?

[sarcasm] I would wait until Black Friday. I am sure it will be under $500 by then. [/sarcasm]

I remember spending $220 on a 4x Pioneer DVD burner back in the day.
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The Blu-Ray/HD-DVD drive is an extra $560 upgrade from their default lightscribe DVD writer. The cheapest computer I could configure was just under $1400.
Uh, not to put too fine a point on it but screw that noise!
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