LG GGC-H20L Blu-Ray & HD Combi drive Black SATA (Blu-Ray & HD player - DVD rewriter) £138.86 - HotUKDeals
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#1
Not a bad price for a drive with support for both but its only a couple of pound more expensive on overclockers.co.uk so not much of a bargain to be honest. Also by the looks of things it does seem that HDDVD might be on the way out, so you might as well wait for more options becoming available for bluray drives.
#2
Scan often have this on Today Only for £135. You get Quidco with Microdirect though.
I've come very close to buying one of these in the last week. ;-)

P.S. Just make sure you buy the retail version unless you already have HD playback software.
#3
Bearing in mind you can get the LG GGW-H20L which as Blu-ray recording facilities for £30 more it doesn't seen too much of a bargain.
banned#4
Still think the GGW version is a better deal for £159 - you might aswell have the facility to burn blu-ray disks - the price of the blank media is bound to come down.
#5
I want an external combo drive.
#6
DB2k
I want an external combo drive.


can you not get external sata enclosures? i remember them being available for the old ide drives
#7
are there any HD DVD writers? coz i've seen blank media [Verbatim]
#8
DB2k
I want an external combo drive.


Buy this drive and install it in an external case. Not difficult to do.
#9
Hello all,
I am looking in to making an HD DVD movie (documentary) that I made available in HD. Do you think people would pay more (double?) for a movie in HD format either HD DVD or BLUE-RAY rather than getting the film on a standard DVD? If so,a drive like this that records to HD DVD & BLUE-RAY would be useful. Your opinions would be helpful thank you. :)
banned#10
I'd hold off buying any blue-Ray device unless you know it's 2.0 compatible

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7187179.stm
#11
rehydrated
Hello all,
I am looking in to making an HD DVD movie (documentary) that I made available in HD. Do you think people would pay more (double?) for a movie in HD format either HD DVD or BLUE-RAY rather than getting the film on a standard DVD? If so,a drive like this that records to HD DVD & BLUE-RAY would be useful. Your opinions would be helpful thank you. :)


Not sure if I misunderstood but this drive doesn't burn to either format, just plays it. I havn't seen a reasonably priced drive that will burn to both and IIRC the cheapest writer is for Blu-ray, HD-DVD writers cost more I think, although I think HD-DVD blank media costs less than Blu-ray so depends how many you will burn to which format is cheapest for you.

Also as to burn HD or not it depends on the material, will the user benefit from a higher quality video?
#12
As has already been stated this drive reads HD DVD and Blu Ray. It only writes DVD and CDR.

Since HD formats are still very much a niche market I would not consider realsing a HD format. A standard DVD will give a far greater audience potential.
#13
BlkKnight
I'd hold off buying any blue-Ray device unless you know it's 2.0 compatible


That shouldn't really be a problem for PC based drives as presumably they can update software (and firmware is necessary) off the internet - the problem is with standalone players with no internet connection.
#14
Is there any discount codes for Microdirect? like free postage or something.
#15
Good price but I'm waiting for a writer. I have no intention of playing HD films via my PC, personally I prefer standalone players for that. But I could do with a cheap method of backup and blu ray seems the way forward for that. As soon as blu ray writers hit around £100 I'll be getting one of those I reckon.
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rehydrated
Hello all,
I am looking in to making an HD DVD movie (documentary) that I made available in HD. Do you think people would pay more (double?) for a movie in HD format either HD DVD or BLUE-RAY rather than getting the film on a standard DVD? If so,a drive like this that records to HD DVD & BLUE-RAY would be useful. Your opinions would be helpful thank you. :)



You may want to save your money, store it on your pc and convert it to matroska format which is capable of storing HD media on normal DVD's.

Everyone could then watch it on their PC or mediacenter set up.

Read about the format and it's compatability here.
http://www.matroska.org/
#17
Kaprikawn
Good price but I'm waiting for a writer. I have no intention of playing HD films via my PC, personally I prefer standalone players for that. But I could do with a cheap method of backup and blu ray seems the way forward for that. As soon as blu ray writers hit around £100 I'll be getting one of those I reckon.

Even when they hit £100 unless the blank discs significantly drop in price it still seems an unattractive format. £10 for 25GB of write once data is :w00t: considering how cheap hard drives are.
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#19
Demon Cleaner
It's under £5 per 25GB disc, but I see what your saying. But some people like myself prefer having their media backed up onto discs, that are more easily transportable and stored.
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=ME-001-TK&groupid=701&catid=558&subcat=1022

It’s showing as £9.39 plus postage!

I agree about using optical medium for archiving or backups but just not at these prices.
#20
Agharta
It’s showing as £9.39 plus postage!


Thats for a 2pack. "TDK BD-R 2x 25GB (Single Jewel Case)" 2 discs in one jewel case, so ~£5 each. BD-R discs have really dropped in price recently - a few weeks ago they were £10 each, now they are available for £5-£7. dual-layer BD-R discs are over £25 though, best sticking to 25gb for now.. =]

A quality dual-layer DVD-R is £1.50 or so, 3 of them hold about the same as a BD-R single layer and costs only a few pence less. BD-R is already on a price level to compete with DVD-R (obviously not for movie backups though) and is far better if you burn a lot of discs (1x BR disc compared to 3 or 6 dvds cluttering up the place.. =] ).
#21
Deleted User Name 3
Thats for a 2pack. "TDK BD-R 2x 25GB (Single Jewel Case)" 2 discs in one jewel case, so ~£5 each. BD-R discs have really dropped in price recently - a few weeks ago they were £10 each, now they are available for £5-£7. dual-layer BD-R discs are over £25 though, best sticking to 25gb for now.. =].


I checked the link and it’s for a single 2x speed disc. Did you misread the 2x as being for 2 discs!
#22
Agharta
I checked the link and it’s for a single 2x speed disc. Did you misread the 2x as being for 2 discs!


I certainly did misread it =] In my defence the title of that page says "TDK BD-R 2x 25GB (Single Jewel Case)", which I think saying single jewel case along with the 2x makes it look like a double pack. along with the typical price being around £6 for a BD-R disc these days (SVP have verbs for £7) I didn't think they would charge £10 for a single disc. It IS overclockers though, I should expect it from them.. :>
#23
The people that actually have stock seem to be charging about £7 plus postage; MicroDirect can do 3 discs for £23.72 inclusive.
That works out at ~31.6 p/GB versus 2.3 p/GB for my most recent DVD+R (Amazon).
To backup my £60 500GB hard drive to BD-R would cost about £140 plus the postage. And the cost of the burner on top. :w00t:
#24
Agharta
The people that actually have stock seem to be charging about £7 plus postage; MicroDirect can do 3 discs for £23.72 inclusive.
I don't really buy media online, too expensive when you factor in shipping. Unless there is something REALLY cheap that is. I usually get discs from the computer fair - last week BD-R's were going for £5.50 for verb, some other brand were 20p cheaper.

That works out at ~31.6 p/GB versus 2.3 p/GB for my most recent DVD+R (Amazon).
To backup my £60 500GB hard drive to BD-R would cost about £140 plus the postage. And the cost of the burner on top.

So it's clearly not a good deal for you. I don't do any of that HD backing up (I'm at 3tb of HD space atm, backing up would be a nightmare - if one dies I'll download whatever was on it again, certainly quicker and easier than burning discs (even at 25gb a disc I'd be forever changing discs).

I only burn things that I don't need direct access to - atm I'm doing that onto single layer discs but it means thousands of discs lying around (well, in DJ cases but you get what I mean). I'd love to use dual layer discs but they are just so unreliable. for the cost of 3-4 quality dual layer discs I can buy one BD-R disc. That means for every 600 single layer discs I burn I could have just 100 BD-R.

For me it costs the same as using dual layer discs but gives me far higher reliability and I have a tider room due to less disc cases. As soon as I find a 2nd hand/refurb drive I'll be getting one, the price is on a level to compete with dvd-rdl for me.
#25
Agharta
I checked the link and it’s for a single 2x speed disc. Did you misread the 2x as being for 2 discs!


I did that. And I thought I deleted my post a few seconds after I originally posted. Instead the servers wanted to show my foolishness.
#26
BlkKnight
I'd hold off buying any blue-Ray device unless you know it's 2.0 compatible

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7187179.stm


I may be wrong but I believe the newer profiles will require new software (newer version of Powerdvd etc) opposed to new hardware in this case.

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