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Old 11-27-2005, 05:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ive been hearing microsoft saying that sony's playstation3 wont be able to use Blu-Ray disc media because its too freakin expensive. But this isnt abut microsoft and sony its about the Pc community. By this time next year both Blu-Ray and HD-DVD drives, burners, etc will be avaiable.

This is a comparision chart of BD-ROM and DVD-ROM
BD-ROM DVD-ROM
Storage capacity (single-layer) 25GB 4.7GB
Storage capacity (dual-layer) 50GB 9.4GB
Laser wavelength 405nm 650nm
Protection layer 0.1mm 0.6mm
Data transfer rate 36.0Mbps 11.08Mbps
Video compression MPEG-2 MPEG-2
MPEG-4 AVC
VC-1

Same thing with HD-DVD


BD-R HD-DVD-R
Storage capacity (single-laye) 25GB 15GB
Storage capacity (dual-layer) 50GB 30GB
Protection layer 0.1mm 0.6mm
Data transfer rate(1x) 36.0Mbps 36.55Mbps
Video compression MPEG-2 MPEG-2
MPEG-4 AVC MPEG-4AVC
VC-1 VC-1

Appaentally from what ive read Blu-Ray will cost alot more than HD-DVD but i still think that im still gonna get Blu-Ray because the Double layer holds more than my Hard Drive now (40gig)
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Blue-Ray looks sweet with that 50gig storage capacity but does anybody really need that much space? I guess if they make a massive game for PS3 that might be able to come close to filling it up but will they make a game that huge anytime in the near future? I don't know.

I voted 'I don't know' because it will depend on if I get a PS3 or a 360 on wheather I have HD-DVD or Blue-Ray.
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probably the only reason a publisher would use double layer blu-ray is on a huge *** MMO like 10 times bigger than world of warcraft
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Blu Ray will allow microsoft to make some massive operating system someday.... ****,.,,, lol
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I vote for the Holograph disc. It holds 300GB and it costs the same as the others. The drives will be able to read both blu ray and Hd dvd.
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Who needs a hard drive when you're got 500GB of CDs conveniently stacked up on your table, lol.
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Make for a great backup system. Put your entire computer on one disc.
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Yes but eventually files will be to large to do that...
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