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Philips Unveils DVD Burner That Plays CDs


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#1 KoanYorel

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Posted 04 January 2005 - 01:50 AM

Philips Unveils DVD Burner That Plays CDs AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Philips Electronics unveiled an optical disk drive on Monday for use in computers that can burn and play CDs and DVDs in three formats, including the new Blu-ray standard.Mon Jan 3, 2005 01:18 PM ET Reuters The drive, to be presented at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week and to be available in the second half of 2005, comes as electronics giants jockey for support of their new DVD systems. Many film studios had expected that Blue-ray would not hit the market until 2006. The Dutch company, together with a group of other powerful electronics makers including Sony Corp, Hewlett-Packard and Dell , is proposing the Blu-ray format which can store up to 50 Gigabytes of data on a disc. This level of storage allows film publishers to put a full-length movie in the high-definition format on one disc. Another group led by Toshiba Corp and Sanyo Electric Co proposes the HD (high definition) DVD standard they have developed. That technology has less storage, but the inventors say it is cheaper and will be ready soon....
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Posted 04 January 2005 - 09:30 AM

I, for one have been waiting for quite sometime on this "new technology". I heard about it back in 2001, and actually been saving up for it (might not be cheap). Though it seems the original idea I heard of isn’t quite the same now.
To me it sounds like the Blue-laser will only be used to burn the DVD’s?
Either way I could care less just going to wait very patiently for this to come out.

I haven’t been this excited about something new since PS2!

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Posted 04 January 2005 - 09:40 AM

Sounds good!




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