HD-DVD/Blu Ray combo drive worth it?

Found 13th Jul 2008
For £66? Worth it?

Or should i get an ordinary DVD drive and get my HD material from other sources?

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Not a bad price, would be worth taking a look at Anyhddvd to get around the blu-ray region code though.

Wheres that from? I want to play blu rays on pc and not PS3 a lot.

i would say its worth it, a normal dvdrw drive with lightscribe costs about 18 (play i think), so for 50 pounds you get a drive that reads blu ray and hd dvds

It seems fine but its about £75 inc VAT and next day delivery

But remember you will need a good pc to run the movies.

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ryouga;2520595

It seems fine but its about £75 inc VAT and next day deliveryBut remember … It seems fine but its about £75 inc VAT and next day deliveryBut remember you will need a good pc to run the movies.



Free delivery with hexus forums.

Dunno about blu-ray but my HD-DVD's play fine via onboard video with a low end x2,

Only thing is would you have to get an hdmi output to get hd picture or would vga do fine?

My board has HDMI.

Gigabyte GA-MA78........nice lil matx platform :thumbsup:

Or if you have DVI on your board or graphics card just get a HDMI-DVI convertor

ryouga;2520736

Or if you have DVI on your board or graphics card just get a HDMI-DVI … Or if you have DVI on your board or graphics card just get a HDMI-DVI convertor



yeh got dvi to vga convertor - but its a dvi slot on my other pc

VGA is fine for outputting hd.

If you're going to use it now then get it. Prices will continue to come down of course, but I haven't heard of any large price drops immanent.

I assume you're using it for movies as you mention HD, if you want it for blu-ray program disks you might as well wait since there are very few out.

Emasu dont listen to these newbs, if its for your room then okay get it.

If its for the main room then dont bother, fork out a little bit extra and get your self a serious piece of kit.

lol @ VGA

Emasu dont listen to these newbs, if its for your room then okay get it.

If its for the main room then don't bother, fork out a little bit extra and get your self a serious piece of kit. Personally I would never connect that to my 43" Pioneer to a that.

lol @ VGA.

I almost picked up a brand new xbox 360 hd dvd player for £39.99 from work but I resisted as they will continue to fall in price. The drive listed sounds decent

natversion1;2520920

I almost picked up a brand new xbox 360 hd dvd player for £39.99 from … I almost picked up a brand new xbox 360 hd dvd player for £39.99 from work but I resisted as they will continue to fall in price. The drive listed sounds decent



Wow they have been £19.99 in Gamestation for a few months now.

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Looks worthwhile to me.

I've only got DVDR burner in my HTPC - so will probably plump for this myself and make use of the bargain deals that are around for HD-DVDs. Not really bothered about Bluray - but you cant ignore it.

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black gerbil1;2520915

Personally I would never connect that to my 43" Pioneer to a that..



Quite obviously you wouldn't. You don't own own - and it would take several years of saving your pocket money to afford one.

guv;2521279

Quite obviously you wouldn't. You don't own own - and it would take … Quite obviously you wouldn't. You don't own own - and it would take several years of saving your pocket money to afford one.


http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/8485/dsc00222bf8.jpg

Fail guv, I have already said I dabble in the stock market.

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black gerbil1;2521301

Fail guv, I have already said I dabble in the stock market.



And posting a link to someone's TV proves what exactly?

Look, this is my home theatre set up.:whistling:

http://geteven.biz/hukd/guvstv.gif

^ i posted my tv up before :), but hey I got better things to do them follow me into every thread

come on guys now dont get me started.

Guys, you cant even compete.

I have mine hooked up to a tv down the street

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a281/BlogAbroad/Zach/1-2hugeTV.jpg

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Titchimp;2521476

Guys, you cant even compete. I have mine hooked up to a tv down the street



Haha. Very good

Titchimp;2521476

Guys, you cant even compete. I have mine hooked up to a tv down the street


LEDs dont give as good as a picture compared to Plasma though, and its a Phillps

guv;2521508

Haha. Very good



sorry off topic but, guv did u get the htc touch diamond?

black gerbil1;2521517

LEDs dont give as good as a picture compared to Plasma though, and its a … LEDs dont give as good as a picture compared to Plasma though, and its a Phillps



Not to mention the cost of my 50ft HDMI cable :whistling:

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sarbjeet_;2521518

sorry off topic but, guv did u get the htc touch diamond?



Its not out yet on O2.

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black gerbil1;2521454

^ i posted my tv up before :), but [COLOR=Red]hey I got better things to … ^ i posted my tv up before :), but [COLOR=Red]hey I got better things to do[/COLOR] them follow me into every thread



Indeed you probably have. Its not very wise to leave your homework to the last minute.
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