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Does it have a Blu-ray drive/DVD drive? one blu-ray for movies and DVD for gaming? or does the blu-ray alone do both gaming and movies? also are all the PS3's games on a blu-ray disc or dvd? thanks for any help.
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A Blu-ray drive is a DVD drive seeing as how DVD stands for Digital Video Disc and a Blu-ray is still just that, however BD-ROMs use a higher frequency laser (guess what, in the blue spectrum of visible light) and thus can carry data at much greater densities on the discs.

The PS3 has one optical drive that reads BD-ROM movies and games and can also read DVD movies and regular CDs, I'm not exactly sure if it's an adjustable frequency laser diode or if they just use 2 different lasers for the different types of discs but I'd bet it's the same as a DVD drive which can read CDs (all of them can by the way).
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It probably has multidiode laser like for the PS2, one for Dvds, one for blue rays, one for cds.
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Originally Posted by Remonster View Post
A Blu-ray drive is a DVD drive seeing as how DVD stands for Digital Video Disc and a Blu-ray is still just that,
Well, there's a little business nonsense that complicates that. HD-DVD uses a blue laser too, but that doesn't make it a Blu-Ray drive, and Blu-Rays are not HD-DVDs.

The name "DVD" and the accompanying logo is something you have to pay for to be able to use. Licensing fees for the technology is one reason why Sony wants to corner the market with Blu-Ray, and why China is considering developing a rival format to DVDs.

It is also one more reason why I have placed my bets on HD-DVD beating Blu-Ray: It uses the familiar name and logo of DVD, just adding the "HD" portion. Any moron who knows what a DVD is also knows what HD-DVD is, it is familar. Blu-Ray is unfamilar, strange, and therefore not as trustworthy as tried and true DVDs.
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Holographic or phosphorus disks will win in several more years. Search for HVD.
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No one doubts holographic discs, but in the short run the wise would only buy players capable of reading both HD-DVDs and Blu-rays so they don't end up getting burned if the market does finally make its decision lol.
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That would be nice, but no one is willing to do it as far as I know, as then they would have to pay money to three licensing sources.
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