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Plextor Readies New Internal Blu-Ray Drives with LightScribe and HD DVD Capabilities

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    After our brand new TechPowerUp Reader Survey 08 results, it's time for some news coming from Plextor. The firm has released two new multifunction disc drives that combine next-generation Blu-Ray and HD DVD technologies. I'll start with the more sophisticated model the PX-B920SA, a Blu-Ray and Blu-Ray DL (50GB) burner that plays HD DVD discs and supports high-speed reading and recording of DVD and CD formats, including DVD-RAM and Dual/Double Layer DVDs. The internal drive features 4X BD-R write speed, Serial ATA (SATA) interface, 4MB buffer and Lightscribe disk labeling. Second in order is the PX-B300SA, a multifunction drive capable of only playing both Blu-Ray and HD DVD media, while DVD and CD burning features remain presented. Other than that, the PX-B300SA is identical to the PX-B920SA model. Both drives support Buffer Underrun Proof technology and come with one year full warranty. They are also bundled with a complete package of application software, including InterVideo WinDVD 8, Ulead MovieFactory 5.5 SE, and Burn.Now 4.5 SE. The PX-B920SA costs $599 while the PX-B300SA Blu-Ray/HD DVD reader ships for $499.

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    Very expensive, but cool that you can play $10 HD-DVDs with them and not waste your money! This is exactly what the market needs to get rid of all those HD-DVDs. Expect the prices to rise a bit and level off at a little over DVDs, though.

    Somebody at Plextor is a smart cookie.
     
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    This is exactly what the market needed 6-12 months ago. Today, there is no way someone will pay a significant premium for a dead format. If the PX-B300SA was priced at $250 and it would be a competitive product. But $499? Thats $499-$50 (price of a good DVD burner) = $449 premium just for the ability to play HD DVD content? Thats just way too high.
     
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    Prices are lower than when the first BD players came out. They get below $200.00 and Ill grab one.
     
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    HD-DVD with Blu-Ray btw :)

    I guess this is a pretty nice burner/reader... still way too expensive for me but for those determined individuals who want to save all of their home videos on a couple Blu-Ray discs, this would be perfect for them.
     
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    we are all forgetting to take note that this is plextors ploy...they are always overrated over priced piece of craps that are no better than any liteon drives.
     
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    if you are spending more than 50 bucks on a dvd burner, you are spending WAY to much to make your E-Penis longer!


    But what I do like about the drive is that It does support HD-DVDs. I'm sorry I still think HD-DVDs where the way of the future LOL!
     
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    it's not so expensive :D only 1-2% from buyers can spent 500$ for that :D

    I have a dvd burner lg...but I don't see on the market a single one dvd double layer. :)
     
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    lol. Sorry bought that. I read Lite-On further up, and typed it instead of LG.
     

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