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First Blu-ray disc drive won’t play Blu-ray movies

drzinc
08-10-2006, 11:47 PM
The first Blu-ray (BD) disc drive for desktop PCs is here, but be warned -- it won't play commercial BD movies.

http://www.cnet.com.au/desktops/dvdburners/0,39029405,40091720,00.htm

µCOM-4
08-11-2006, 12:38 AM
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PFC5
08-11-2006, 01:32 AM
How about this older article:

http://www.cnet.com.au/software/music/0,39025669,40058671,00.htm

A quote from Sony in the last line of that link seems to be a joke knowing what we know now:

Insiders like Waggoner say they expect most of Hollywood to move to the advanced codecs over time, too, as studios adapt to the new production tools and start putting even more high-definition content on discs to set them apart from their DVD predecessors.

But Sony Pictures made it clear that day is still a ways off.

"We're really trying to set this apart from DVD," Eklund said. "Sony Pictures' belief is that in order to launch the HD format, it should be done without compromises."

Jimmy Smith
08-11-2006, 10:42 AM
The first Blu-ray (BD) disc drive for desktop PCs is here, but be warned -- it won't play commercial BD movies.

http://www.cnet.com.au/desktops/dvdburners/0,39029405,40091720,00.htm

That is really stupid.

PFC5
08-11-2006, 03:44 PM
Next to useless at a premium price. I agree that it is VERY stupid.