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Blu-Ray Anyone

Discussion in 'Optical Storage & Writing' started by mysticsniper, 9 May 2006.

  1. Dave2150

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    What happens when you scratch the disc! :eek:

    This sounds very good, but when you consider how much a single 25gb, or 200gb disc will cost you, its going to need to be bullet proof or its not going to take off IMO.
     
  2. Energize

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    Which is exactly why they have a special protective layer on them.
     
  3. TVR_Fan

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    25GB-RW in the USA costs $25.99, while a 25GB-R in the USA costs $19.99.
     
  4. zz0924

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    the price can buy a 2*500GB HDD, what's 1TB m8 :cool:
     
  5. smids

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    What about 10x 250GB drives - 2.32TB and also costs the same price (also a lot more reliable than just 2 drives as at least this way you could have a backup option e.g. RAID6 the drives for reliability, speed and much more storage! Of course, that means an expensive controller/PSU setup, but you can see what I'm getting at ;). You could get the cheap option of a port multiplier though - just as good!
     
  6. quadboi

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    I still think far to exspensive..
     
  7. Simian

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    This is why the price of the PS3 is sooooooooo high!... Its got a Blu-Ray Player built in not a DVD player (well it plays DVD's... and PS1 games... PS2, DVD+/- R/RW etc...)

    If Sony can get the PS3 in the shops and tout the benifits of BR for movies (and obviously release some of their 'Sony Pictures' Back catalogue) before Micro$oft release the SecondGen X360 with its HD-DVD player then the Format battle might swing in BR's favor, as M$ don't have a Movie Back catalogue!...

    Me... I'll wait... For the posibility of a HD-DVD/BR Recorder (R/RW), The price to come down to a human level! and also the PS3 to get a bit cheaper :D
     
  8. 2StepSteve

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    Once they get to around £150 i'll get one. Im dieing to get one as backing up over 1TB of storage on DVDs is always a long task that I never end up getting finished!
     
  9. HighlandeR

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    All sounds good give it time and drives will become cheaper, still love that idea of maybe popping down to HMV and buying Stargate....the entire series on one disc !

    TV series will sell like hotcakes and so will trilogy films.

    If they can keep it to a pound a gig or less sounds good....
     
  10. Simian

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    Not when you get to 200Gb Discs it aint!... :eek:
     
  11. earlyflash

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    I seem to remember someone saying that because of the odd licencing issues it would be impossible for anyone to release a dual-form reader, and therefore recorder.
     
  12. easyrider

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    yes there is....There are many pofessional editing suites that support HD
     
  13. easyrider

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    HD DV footage that one captures
     
  14. Domo

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    What I was thinking. I knew BR would be expensive but not this expensive.
    Might shut up some of the tiresome Sony bashers for a while :p
     
  15. Energize

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  16. HighlandeR

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    60p per gig ? :)

    200 gig disc for 200 quid yeah people would die surely!

    id say £99 for it sounds about right...

    With big exception one could proberly fit the divx version of the entire Stargate series on it :)
     
  17. Energize

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    No one would buy disks for £99 though.
     
  18. HighlandeR

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    yeah its pricey maybe it should be like hdd prices/

    If anything they would proberly charge £500 for 200gig blueray disc at launch :eek:
     
  19. easyrider

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    the price will fall...

    my pioneer a05 cost me 250 quid on release now they are below 30 quid! :eek:
     
  20. TVR_Fan

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    I would say at first the 200GB Blu-Ray RW discs will cost £50-£62, I also reckon the 100GB Blu-Ray RW disc will cost £42-£47.

    But I reckon the 50GB Blu-Ray RW disc will cost £27-£30, I also think the 25GB Blu-Ray RW disc in pounds may cost £15-£19. But I reckon in about 2 months after more shops start to sell Blu-Ray discs, they will drop in price.