Originally Posted by Remonster
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.