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Old 11-04-2007, 01:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ok so im orderign some new parts, to play some new games, with my old peices im makign a media center pc, i want it to be compatible with my hd tv so i wanted to pick up a hd-dvd drive aswell as a blueray drive, so i dotn have to buy borth the players for around 600/900 dollars.
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i know you can buy the 360 hd dvd add on and it works with your computer, i havent been keeping up with the drives but last time i checked they were alot more expensive then that for what $175?
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wait... why are you getting hd-dvd and a blu-ray drive? just get a blu-ray drive and it will read everything from cd to dvd to hd-dvd to blu-ray discs.
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if i remember right, bluray drives wont read hddvd. Why would they? they are competing formats
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if i remember right, bluray drives wont read hddvd. Why would they? they are competing formats
they are... I don't know where he got the idea that Blu-Ray drives read their biggest competitor..
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ok so im orderign some new parts, to play some new games, with my old peices im makign a media center pc, i want it to be compatible with my hd tv so i wanted to pick up a hd-dvd drive aswell as a blueray drive, so i dotn have to buy borth the players for around 600/900 dollars.
i also recommend getting a nice media GPU like a 8400GS or 2400 pro
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unless your currently using bluray or hddvd, i dont reccomend starting at the moment. neither format has 'won' yet as the standard, and current movies are barely better. I have a 42inch 720p hd tv and my regular dvd's look great. Im using a dvd player that has hd cables though.
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You can get an hdd for something like 200 bucks as a set top box.

Blu-ray is still expensive and the cheapest way to buy into it is with a ps3.

IMHO its all just a waste.
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i also recommend getting a nice media GPU like a 8400GS or 2400 pro
im giving him my 7950 gt if i cant sell it. i think il pick up that bluray/hddvd drive by lg, now for a sound card.
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