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http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/storage...106104417.html
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Panasonic will ship four types of Blu-ray discs to the U.S. this year: recordable 25GB single-layer and 50GB dual-layer discs for $17.99 and $42.99 respectively as well as rewritable 25GB and 50GB discs for $24.99 and $59.99 respectively. The blank media can be used with Blu-ray disc burners at the speed of up to 2x and then read by consumer electronics or personal computer equipment capable of Blu-ray discs playback.
That is way too expensive for a blank disk. You can get 100GB worth of DVD RW for $10 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817131024
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It's becuse it's new. You look at how much DVD and CD Burners cost when they first came out, and the prices were sky high then too.
    
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It's gonna fail though... every format Sony creates does. lol.
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It's gonna fail though... every format Sony creates does. lol.
I don't think this will fail. I mean think about what you can do with 1 50gig disk. It's not like the useless UMDs.
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my question is, with all that stuff on 1 disc will it take forever to load and to start up files and stuff like that?
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Originally Posted by J3r3my
http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/storage...106104417.html

That is way too expensive for a blank disk. You can get 100GB worth of DVD RW for $10 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817131024
ummm, for a super small HDD.... that's about right...
Tape drives are a thing of the past. These will control HDD backup.
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HD DVD will most likely be cheaper and hold almost as much.
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post #8 of 13
Pioneer has a BlueRay drive for $999, for PCs that is, if you want the console version: $1,800.

I'm not getting one till mid/end 2007. Heck! I still don't even have a Dual Core CPU.......waiting till Sept.
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Pioneer has a BlueRay drive for $999, for PCs that is, if you want the console version: $1,800.

I'm not getting one till mid/end 2007. Heck! I still don't even have a Dual Core CPU.......waiting till Sept.

man im going to be behind everyone in tech this year!.

i dont even own an lcd monitor!

but that seems to be even expensive compared to dvd burners when they came out
    
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post #10 of 13
WOW thats a crazy price. But its only that expensive because its a new Technology, You just wait and watch that crash in price.
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