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  • "Cheaper" Blu-ray drive now available on laptops

    "Cheaper" Blu-ray drive now available on laptops

    Need big storage but want to keep it optical? Maybe you have 45GB of porno that you want all on one disc? Take a gander at Optiarc’s BC-5500A – a Blu-ray drive that’ll fit in most laptops. You can snag it for only $335 and it can also burn dual-layer DVDs, single-layer DVDs, and good ol’ regular CD-Rs. It’ll be available this week at most online retailers. Better have… Read More

  • Daewoo Unveils Its First Blu-ray Player

    Daewoo Unveils Its First Blu-ray Player

    During IFA, Daewoo, maker of all things cheap and imported, announced it would be dipping its feet into the waters of the Blu-ray market with its first player, the DBP-1000. Sleek blue looks aside, the player is slim and supports full BD-R specifications. It can access live content, output in 1080p via HDMI, upscale DVDs and photos to full-rez, and can playback DivX files. The DBP-1000 can also… Read More

  • Maxell Developing 200GB Blu-ray Disc

    Maxell Developing 200GB Blu-ray Disc

    Not much information here, but it looks like TDK isn’t going to be leading the Blu-ray optical market for much longer. Word is that Maxell is also working on a 200GB-capacity Blu-ray disc. Each disc will carry eight layers of tasty data on each side. Expect to see these available in stores by, ahhhh, 2010. Don’t hold your breath. Maxell also develops 200GB Blu-ray Disc [I4U] Read More

  • Blu-Ray Just Got Hella Cheap

    Been itching to take full advantage of that hi-def TV you recently purchased? If there ever was a time to buy a Blu-Ray player, it’s now. Pioneer recently announced it would be bringing its BDC-2202 Blu-Ray player to the United States in June. It can read BD-R discs at up to 5x and dual-layer discs at 2x speeds and looks like a pretty decent player overall. But why so great? What makes this… Read More

  • Panasonic Steps It Up To 4x Burning Speed For BD-Rs

    Panasonic Steps It Up To 4x Burning Speed For BD-Rs

    In this next-gen format war, it seemed whoever had the biggest disc ended up becoming the winner. While this fraternity-esque attitude is childish, it certainly benefits the consumer with inexpensive prices for BD-R discs. But now Panasonic isn’t going for size, it’s now going for speed. Panasonic is now claiming they’ve produced a 4x Blu-Ray disc that’s capable of burning… Read More

  • I-O Data Releasing Internal Blu-Ray Drive

    I-O Data Releasing Internal Blu-Ray Drive

    Just itching to make “legit backups” of all your PS3 games and Blu-Ray movies? You might want to check out I-O Data’s Blu-Ray burner. It’ll whip up some nice pirated movies backups at 2x for BD-Rs and BD-REs. It also burns DVDs, CDs, and all the other optical formats you’re used to at this point. The price? Around $710 – making it one of the least expensive… Read More