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Samsung Unveils Slim External 3-D Blu-ray Combo Drive for PC Market

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  1. btarunr

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    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a worldwide leader in digital consumer electronics and information technology, announced today its new slim external 3-D Blu-ray combo, the SE-406A optical disk drive (ODD).

    Featuring a sleek design with an anti-fingerprint surface, the SE-406A adds Blu-ray 3D to PC’s. The new drive includes CyberLink TrueTheater software to test PC readiness for 3D and Blu-ray content. It also transforms 2D DVD movies into a thrilling 3D experience. Beyond these features, the SE-406A reads Blu-ray discs and reads and writes CD/DVDs.

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    “With a compact footprint for easy portability, the new external 3D Blu-ray ODD is USB powered to eliminate electrical outlet requirements while enabling ultra fast data loading speeds versus previous models to quickly access video, audio and photo files,” said Jim Elliott, vice president, memory marketing, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. “As an eco-friendly product, the drive offers low-power consumption and is manufactured with lead-free soldering technology, which is compliant with international environmental regulations that limit the use of hazardous materials.”

    The SE-406A drive is engineered to be compatible with all major operating systems, including Win7 and Mac OS. In addition, the drive writer features Buffer Under Run technology to prevent errors that may result from writing speeds that exceed data transfer speeds, while also enabling PC multi-tasking.

    The external drive provides a variety of speeds across different data media types including: 6X BD-R, 4X BD-R Dual Layer, 24X CD-ROM, 24X CD-RW, 8X DVD±R recording, 8X DVD-RAM recording, 6X DVD+R Dual Layer recording, 6X DVD-R Dual Layer recording, 8X DVD+RW recording and 6X DVD-RW recording.

    The SE-406A will be available in April at online retail outlets with a MSRP starting at US$150.
     
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    wait, 3D bluray needs new BD drives?

    or is this really about the bundled software and its capabilities?
     
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    3D blu-ray does not need new drives, the media did not change. the video stream did though.
     
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    So would this work in Panasonic TX-P42GT20 3D TV through USB? Just a thought that this could show as a USB-memory on the TV. Would make a much cheaper alternative to a full featured Blu-ray player(?) :confused:
     
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    TVs don't have the playback software. Do they even have the drivers for external drives?
     
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    USB mass storage is a generic driver.

    many modern TV's have USB playback of .avi/divx files nowadays. the fancy ones do it over the network.
     
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    Maybe it's all about the firmware ? ( like the PS3 ). Not to sure my self why only some can be 3D compatable and others not.

    I have a LG bluray player here which i thought cost enough as it was and they wanted another $100 more for the newer range which had 3D lol. So i be interested if it's more than firmware or is there hardware requirements too although find it odd due tot he PS3 was updated with 3D..

    In the end i can use our PS3 for 3D but if we will ever want to watch any thing in 3D is very unlikely. Tell ya what i would love to walk in a house were everyone has 3D glasses on as i would not be able to stop laughing my ass off.


    Ooh nice Blu ray player but 150 bones OMG. They say it adds 3D to a PC like shit so does a internal one which can be had cheaper.
     

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