The first Blu-ray (BD) disc drive for desktop PCs is here, but be warned -- it won't play commercial BD movies.
this is offically the most retarded thing i have heard from sony.
"The Sony BWU100A has a write speed of 2x and will be available this month for AU$1399."
"the drive will only play user-recorded high-definition content from a digital camcorder, and not commercial movies released under the BD format."
Nice, keep digging that hole Sony; a few more inches and it will be nice and ready for your burrial.
mmm. I wonder what kind of hardrive or how many DVD blank CDs I can get for $1,399.00?
i guess that would make BD, completely useless?
Wonder if that will be the case on the PS3 also.
Well here you have your console, that doesn't do real great games, BUT has a BluRay drive that doesn't play BluRay movies.
Now if that doesn't sound like a Betamax story again...
Im just going to say that you were joking about the PS3 Blu-Ray drive not playing BD Discs. Cause its already be proven that it will read PS3 BD discs, BD Movies and A lot of other vidoe and music formats on discs. Its like getting the 1300 dollar player in a 600 dollar machine and you get way more in the 600 dollar one.
before we start an argument:
And yea. I agree. The blu-Ray Drive is a real fukin waste of money if it doesnt play BD Movies and all it does is put movie files on BD discs. and how much you wanna bet that the burnable BD Discs will cost about 30 bucks for 4 discs. MAKING THIS WHOLE BLU-RAY DRIVE AND BLU-RAY PLAYER A WASTE OF $2500. You can buy like 2 PS3's and really pimp them out for that much and they do that and more, than just play movies ( it doesnt burn movies obv.). Or you can buy a 42" Widescreen Flat-Panel HDTV by Samsung with gaming modes that are out of this world. Blu-Ray stuff is a waste of money, just wait till PS3 comes out and get a Blu-ay player in that, and thats all the Blu-Ray ull ever need in your life. Ppl who buy the player, the disc drive and the PS3, Ive got to say, I hope you go poor and plan to see you out on the streets begging for money. LOL
Yeah it was a joke indeed, sarcasm. And that one still stands. You know why?
It's what you say yourself. You get a BR player for 600 dollars instead of 1300 AND you would get a gaming console.
Now go figure out yourself what's wrong there. Why do you think the PS3 can have that price with BR in there?
Because it's a bad quality drive, just like the DVD drive in the PS2. Because those drives brake down in 1 or 2 years. That's why 100 million PS2's are sold, because 60% of all users had to buy new ones otherwise they couldn't play their games anymore.
My PS2 drive broke down but I dumped it and bought an original XBOX 4 years ago. That one still works properly. My sisters kid of 12 got a PS2, his drive broke down and they had to get him a new one. My best friends same story. Lots of games standing there catching dust including a non working PS2.
It's just rubbish all the time. It's known at least that standalone players ALWAYS produce better quality image then the gameconsole drives, but the Sony quality of hardware is very, very low. You're just paying for the name not for the game
You know that is rewritable drive for the computers to be used for backup.It supports up to 50 GB and with $750 price it targets small and medium business, and has nothing to do with PS3 drive which only reading data and not writing.
You should get a 1TB hard drive with a lot less, better data transfer and more durable than a disk.
Actually I have 1.54 TB (1 computer). Daily backup is done to hard drive but weekly would usually be done on DVDs or "ancient" tape(need off site backup) . From business point of view that is option to consider since I for example don't have to play with 4 or 5 DVDs every week.
Home consumers price point probably would be $199-299. By that time drives will do what current DVD burners do.
The other thing is if Sony would offer Blu-ray burner/PLAYER before PS3 is released many non-hardcore-gamer like me would not buy PS3 but just the drive. I was about to build my own Media Center for around $1400 when I found out that PS3 can do more than play games. For me $600 sounds actually great comparing to $1400.
Just for the record (for those who want to call me fanboy or brainwash by Sony)
I bought XBOX when Hello 2 came out.
PS2 after price drop E3 2005
GameCube just because is cheap
PSP so I can watch TV( Location Free) and will have GPS( I travel overseas a lot) I also have Slingbox
2 DS for my nieces.
I don't care if it Microsoft or Sony if they offer something that I like it and fits my needs ...... I will buy it.
2x speed burner.... that would take like forever with 50GB of data...
2x blu-ray is almost equivalent to 12x dvd so that sounds about right. I'd be able to fit my entire life on one or two discs =]
if it happends then it`s a careless move though but i`m here for ps3 which has blu ray so to hell!!
Sony just keeps making a bad impression, its annoying. Why would anyone invest in this technology so soon? (nevermind the price). I still have faith in SCE never the less, but there are way to many reasons to not buy a Ps3 or a stand alone BR player at this point.
Did anyone even read the reason why? What does the PC Blu Ray player have anything to do with the Ps3 Blu Ray player?
Some of you are probably just teens with no clue!
dude, think before speak, It won't happend
there aren't any PC GPUs on the market that are HDCP compliant. ATI claimed their's was but got caught lying. Apparently HDCP is easy to hack too, so I don't know why it's even being pushed as a security device. Hollywood is filled with ignorant jackasses, so go figure.
Luckily, Playstation 3 doesn't have to deal with this problem since Sony already took care of HDCP and all that BS. I wonder how Microsoft's doing with their add-on drive right now.
PS3 or PC either both of these uses will the winning factor for the formatt, and is a very huge blow to the formatt no matter which divice can't play movies pl(r)ay it's not both. Toshiba HD-DVD laptop dominate all that get in it's way.
Sony is keeping the Bluray disks playable for the PS3 release. So the first playable ones will be on the PS3, and the other ones will follow?:S
well isnt it?
At CES the PS3 was shown playing Blu-ray movies without a hitch, so that drive is fine. But the article is talking about a PC Blu-ray drive that can burn discs. The PS3 doesn't have that luxury. BTW, i don't think PC HD-DVD drives can play movies either since the lack of HDCP compliant hardware applies to both formats in the PC arena.
So far only stand-alone players, PS3, and the 360 add-on can play these movies.
There is some news after the BR drive that doesn't play BR movies.
The PlayStation console actually won't play games. It will only play BR movies.
Who do they have running Sony, ex-GM execs?
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