Hitachi-LG Releases Blu-ray PC and Burner
Anh Tuan Huynh
August 30, 2006 6:34 AM
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New LG products. Image courteys of Akihabara News
Blu-ray for all
reports Hitachi-LG has launched a new 4x Blu-ray equipped PC and Blu-ray burner
. We first got
a taste of the GBW-H10N last month
, but it looks like the drive is officially on the store shelves in Japan now.
LG’s XPION X600 series desktop PC features Blu-ray high definition video playback capabilities. The Blu-ray playback component of the XPION X600 is provided by LG’s Super Multi Blue drive that supports Blu-ray and DVD formats. Backing the Blu-ray drive is an NVIDIA GeForce 7900GT with HDCP compatibility and Pentium D 945 processor. Also included with the XPION X600 systems is 1GB of DDR2 memory and a 320GB hard drive.
For those of us not interested in buying an entirely new PC for Blu-ray, LG will also sell the GBW-H10N Super Multi Blue writer separately. The Super Multi Blue can burn Blu-ray recordable media at 4x while Blu-ray rewriteable media is limited to 2x. Up to 25GB of data can be stored on a single Blu-ray disc, though larger capacities are expected in the future. It is unknown if the LG GBW-H10N will support larger Blu-ray discs. DVD and CD recordable media formats are also supported with the GBW-H10N.
A Blu-ray player is expected before the end of the year, according to
. There’s no mention of availability of the XPION X600 systems, though it may not be available to North American customers as LG doesn’t have much presence in the North American markets. As far as the Super Multi Blue GBW-H10N goes it most likely won’t be cost effective as other Blu-ray drives
retail for north of $700
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8/30/2006 8:14:48 AM
I think the winner will start to become clearer at the end of 2007 when we hopefully have mass availability of drives/players at reasonable costs, and media also at reasonable costs, and when speeds have picked up. And when we have a decent catalogue of films from each format.
It's far too early to declare anything a winner yet, when it's mainly only hardcore early adopters who are getting into either format.
8/30/2006 10:58:33 AM
I don’t say the Blu-ray is the clear winner, I’m just saying the Blu-ray seems to be ahead at least when it comes to the PC world.
“it's mainly only hardcore early adopters who are getting into either format.”
That’s true but that’s the case for everything, first the hardcore, then the high end, and so on till the little guy, and if the hardcore guys declare either format the winner chances are the other format will never make it to the little guy.
Either way by middle 2007 it will be rather easy to see who’s going to win, today on the movies sector the HD-DVD is already at its best and the Blu-ray can only get better (thing that will happen before the end of the year...probably), on the PC side the Blu-ray is clearly ahead of the HD-DVD...
The major steps ahead are dual-layer Blu-ray movies, MPEG-4 or VC-1 Blu-ray movies, HD-DVD PC drives and the PS-3... after all that we’ll know who wins.
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