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The Lite-On DX-4O1S external drive  (Source: PLDS)
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RE: Stupid
By crazyblackman on 2/27/2008 10:08:30 PM , Rating: -1
This theory applies to the 360 also. Why buy defective, overpriced, poorly manufactured and poorly thought out, rushed to the market, crap in the first place? Why the hell would people do this?

RE: Stupid
By whirabomber on 2/28/2008 7:49:41 AM , Rating: 2
You mean like my PS3 that died due to a fan failure and has a title listing roughly the same size as the list of new GameCube games? Or the fact that if I have to send off my 360 I can keep my hard drive, but my PS3 was simply swapped out for a refurb (new??) without swapping out my HD hence loosing anything I had saved on my original PS3's HD? Like I love spending hours fiddling with PS3's lowest common denominator store to re-find my favorite trailers, demos, add-ons, etc? Give me a break.

Anyways, I bought another 360 HD DVD player as a spare, and if I were to pay $10 a piece for the "free 5 movies" I will essentially be getting a free, spare 360 HD DVD player. That and I can still get HD DVD movies at least the end of March, even longer for a few companies (Dream Works for one).

Oh, per the "rebate" form, today is the last day (28 Feb) to buy (at least) a 360 HD DVD and get the free movies. Ironic if you think about it...

In other notes, HD DVD *really* isn't dead - it is Monty Python Holy Grail dead. Samsung is still going to make its combo drive, a few movie houses are locked into HD DVD only, you can buy combo drives for your PC, and unlike Betamax tapes, well cared for HD DVDs won't wear out any time soon.

And sadly, even thought HD DVD is just wheezing, Blu-ray is a step back technology wise from HD DVD. Blu-ray needs a new version (2.0) to have what HD DVD started off with (PIP, download on demand, online updates, etc). HD DVD (disks) is cheap and easy to produce, blu-ray (disks) required some re-tooling to manufacture. I guess this whole format war is akin to finding the winner of "the Bachelor" had stuffed her bra, has false teeth, and is only 16.

RE: Stupid
By zaki on 2/28/2008 12:39:41 PM , Rating: 2
good story

RE: Stupid
By crazyblackman on 2/28/08, Rating: 0
"If you can find a PS3 anywhere in North America that's been on shelves for more than five minutes, I'll give you 1,200 bucks for it." -- SCEA President Jack Tretton

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