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When will we see Blue Ray Drives for computers?

Old 05-09-06, 10:36 AM
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When will we see Blue Ray Drives for computers?

As an add on for a 5" bay? Given the price of a PS3 Im thinking I might do what I did when DVDs came out--Buy a drive for my computer and watch them that way.
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Old 05-09-06, 10:40 AM
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http://www.panasonic.co.jp/corp/news...n060421-5.html
http://www.tdk.com/procommon/press/a...corp&recid=115
http://www.blu-ray.com/drives

It appears software players can handle Blu-ray but you may be limited to analog output or viewing on your monitor. I'm not sure how they're handling the copy protection issues.
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Old 05-09-06, 10:46 AM
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We'll probably see Blu-Ray computer drives with full recording capability probably by early this Summer for consumer sale, with dual-format (Blu-Ray/HD-DVD) drives coming some time in the Fall. Expect the drives to require ATA-100/133 and Serial ATA interfaces.
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