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Old 06-01-2006, 09:22 PM   #31
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Default Re: Blu-Ray

Originally Posted by baxtermadux
blue-ray will not be compatable with any cd or dvd drives. so you will have to have two separate players. they will not make a player with both laser types in them because sony and toshiba could not agree to do so. its in the wikipedia entry for blue ray i think.
Actually there will be Blu-Ray/HD-DVD players. LG Electronics is planning to release one later this year. It's not hard to have players read BD and HD-DVD because they both use blue-violet lasers to read the data. The only difference is the way the data is stored.

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Old 06-02-2006, 04:39 AM   #32
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I just don't. HD-DVD in my eyes is the lesser of the format. I don't want Blu-Ray to die for HD-DVD to suceed. They either both do, or Blu-Ray does.

As for the drives not playing both. Whats all this about Sony's PS3 being able to play all kinds of media? Surely that must have two lasers?

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