Sunday, September 2nd 2007

LG GGC-H20N - Blu-ray/HD DVD Combo Player Released

LG has announced that its hybrid Blu-ray and HD DVD player LG GGC-H20N is now available in stores, in Japan. The new player can read BD-ROM at 6x, BD-ROM/R DL at 4.8x, BD-RE (DL) 2x, HD DVD-ROM (DL) 3x. It also sports DVD/CD reading capabilities; DVD-RAM 5x, DVD±R DL 4x, DVD±R 16x, DVD-RW 6x, DVD+RW 8x, CD-R 40x and CD-RW 24x. The player costs about 40,000 YEN, which is about $345 USD. This particular player is also available in an external shape from Buffalo (same model name), but with an estimated price of 51,000 YEN ($440).

Source: NordicHardware
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14 Comments on LG GGC-H20N - Blu-ray/HD DVD Combo Player Released

#1
Mussels
Moderprator
expensive... but damn, thats a lot of support.

Those specs for DVD/CD - are they read only, or burn as well?
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#2
malware
by: Mussels
expensive... but damn, thats a lot of support.

Those specs for DVD/CD - are they read only, or burn as well?
Read only...can't even write CDs.
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#3
Weer
by: malware
Read only...can't even write CDs.
That's not the way I read it.
"DVD±R DL 4x, DVD±R 16x, DVD-RW 6x, DVD+RW 8x, CD-R 40x and CD-RW 24x"
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#4
EastCoasthandle
Why do companies manufacture products like this and expect the masses to jump on it? :shadedshu
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#5
HellasVagabond
by: Weer
That's not the way I read it.
"DVD±R DL 4x, DVD±R 16x, DVD-RW 6x, DVD+RW 8x, CD-R 40x and CD-RW 24x"
These are the types of optical disks it READS and the speeds it reads them at maximum.
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#6
yogurt_21
add burning at the above speeds and it'd be worth it.
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#7
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Was hoping this was a burner as well. Then that price would be more than justifiable.
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#8
vanyots
Look at the photo.
It's a CD-DVD burner, it even has LightScribe logo!
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#9
Xaser04
The drive has the compact disc rewritable logo on it so it can definately burn cd's. (unless the picture is wrong.
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#10
Wile E
Power User
The picture is wrong. Read the link. They are releasing one that's only a reader for $345 internal or $440 external, and they're releasing an external burner for around $640, with the internal being a little cheaper (but no price given).

My guess is that's just a photo of the burner instead.
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#12
HellasVagabond
Well in the above text i dont see anywhere stating it burns CD/DVD...
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#13
vanyots
If you check my first link...
It clearly sais:
1 DVD Writer hits, Showing 1 to 1 DVD Writers
and
Write support
CDR, DVDR, BDR, HDDVDR
with the list of supported formats.
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