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Blu-Ray Xbox 360 Coming soon, maybe

Blu-Ray Xbox 360 Coming soon, maybe

The real headline was that such a system might sell at a loss, but looking back its been Microsoft’s strategy to sell their systems at a loss just to be the cheapest in hopes that game sales would eventually push them back into the black, and they always have, as far as I know. Problem is that Microsoft is being quoted between $95-$100 per drive, OEM, for the BD-ROM drives; a price they couldn’t really make up without raising the price of the system by a lot, especially considering they are only putting out $18-$20 per drive for the DVD-ROMs.

What is the best Blu-Ray player out there?

What is the best Blu-Ray player out there?

With the versions of Blu-Ray standards changing as often as they are, and with new features being added to various Blu-Ray discs its no surprise that even with the choice of HD-DVD being eliminated its still hard to decide which Blu-Ray player to buy. You might be surprised at the answer to this new question.

Samsung Super-WriteMaster SH-S223 22x DVD burner is ‘industry’s fastest’

Samsung Super-WriteMaster SH-S223 22x DVD burner is ‘industry’s fastest’

Samsung have, for the moment at least, taken the title of "industry's fastest DVD burner" with their Super-WriteMaster SH-S223 drive.  Capable of writing to all DVD formats, the SH-S223 burns at 22x speed to DVD±R media, 12x to DVD-RAM, 16x to DVD+R dual layer, 12x DVD-R dual layer, 8x DVD+RW and 6x DVD-RW.  Over-speed burning means that discs rated for 16x can be safely used at 22x speeds, and 8x media at 12x speeds.

Xbox 360 HD-DVD drive $50 at Best Buy

Xbox 360 HD-DVD drive $50 at Best Buy

You also still get the 5 free HD-DVDs by mail in rebate. Sure, the format’s dead, but if you already have an Xbox 360, the $50 price would be worth it just for the Universal Media remote that comes with and the DVD upconverting that this drive can also do.

Hi-Can is a Hi-Fi Canopy

Hi-Can is a Hi-Fi Canopy

In fact that’s what its name is short for, so you are wondering, how can a canopy bed be high fidelity? Well, its simple, there is a projector, sound system, and projection screen that you can’t readily see, all built in.

Alteratec 1:3 Copy Cruiser Blu LS

Alteratec 1:3 Copy Cruiser Blu LS

In case you need 25-50GB copied 3 or more times on a regular basis, Alteratec has what you need. It’s a Blu-Ray disc burner that can burn up to 3 copies of the same Blu-Ray simultaneously, but it also does LightScribe.

Plextor PX-B300SA and PX-B920SA HD optical drives

Plextor PX-B300SA and PX-B920SA HD optical drives

Plextor has been known as one of the leaders in manufacturing the best in the optical drive market, and these two are no different. Both support SATA, and can read and write to both CD’s and DVD’s, but the catch is what they can do with the new HD optical formats.

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