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Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 or Nintendo Wii, what is better
.. 0p, but now Microsoft will upgrade all the Xbox 360 consoles to the same HD. So that evens them out.Blu-ray drive gives an advantage to Sony PlayStation 3 in storing videos and any files on the disc as they ..
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ASUS M70 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, 1GB video memory
And for such space on a hard disk Blu-ray optic unit is the thing you need. Because of the high cost of Blu-ray units this endowment is optional.
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Newcomer among OLED gadgets - new Sony Walkman with 3" OLED touchscreen
AVC) codec, which stands for Blu-Ray disks. Thanks to WiFi network support, Sony Walkman is about to provide tons of features via the Internet, like watching reels on YouTube, purchasing content on Amazon, Crackle video feed subscription and audio podcasts.
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Samsung upgrades Blu-Ray players to Netflix compatibility
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Intel Centrino 2 announced
It will also support HDMI, Blu-Ray, DisplayPort and CrossFire Dual GPUs for laptops. However, it is not mentioned with what types of GPUs, NVIDIA or XTi will it be compatible.
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Pioneer's latest Blu-ray burner was released
Pioneer announced the release of its latest Blu-ray, DVD and CD writer on Tuesday. It is BDR-2203. The burner is SATA-attached and can write to dual-layer Blu-ray discs at up to 8x speeds. For example, single-layer 25 GB Blu-ray disc will be burned in just 15 minutes. Also DVD recordable discs can be written at up to 16x speeds.
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Lasers will increase HDD speed 100 times
Floppy discs and other magnetic carriers are forced out by USB flash drives, compact discs, DVD and even Blu Ray. But there is one part of your computer that always remains magnetic.
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First pictures of internal Blu-ray / HD DVD drive from LG
How about some tech characteristics? The recording speed of the Blu-ray discs will be about 4X which fast considering the Blu-ray disc. Usual DVD formats it will write with the speeds between 6X and 10X.
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500 GB Optical Discs, is it possible?
However, this number is very difficult to achieve by just adding layers and creating new formats. According to last optical disc researches there is a technology that can cram that amount of data on to a usual HD DVD or Blu-ray disc.
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How big can be a Blu-Ray disk? Pioneer says 400 GB
That is good, but is it the boundary of the Blu-Ray technology or maybe not? Luckily not, as Pioneer has recently declared. Pioneer developers experience a way to significantly increase capacity of Blu-Ray optical disks.
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Sharp has two new AQUOS Blu-Ray players for May
Sharp will ship two new AQUOS Blu-Ray players starting from May, 24. With recording uncompressed Full HD video stream for some very long hours in mind they have fitted BD-HDS55 with 500GB hard drive and BD-HDS53 with smaller 320GB HDD. Sounds to me like that’s a lot of recording. Anyway, apart from decoding H.264/AVC/MPEG-4 new Sharp AQUOS BD-HDS55 and BD-HDS53 players don’t have too many features to talk about, hence both are priced under a thousand dollars, so you could call them entry level models.
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8.5 GB single-sided DVD by Victor
It is not as much as HD DVD’s 3 layers on each side by 15 GB each which makes it total of 90 GB and definitely not as much as Blu-Ray’s 8 layers on one side with 25 GB per layer, but its main advantage is that you don’t need new hardware to use those. HD DVD and Blu-Ray Drives a somewhat expensive and I would use Victor’s HD- DVDs for now.
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LG Network Blu-ray Player for Your Watching Movies
For many years LG company have always been one of the best producers of technical gadgets on the international electronic market, and it continues to keep this tradition going till nowadays. LG BD300 Network Blu-ray Disc Player offers extraordinary possibilities to movie lovers with the new function of watching films through Internet.
The main advantage of this disc player is that it uses Blu-ray Discs and ordinary DVDs. Moreover, it gives the possibility of permanent access to Netflix 12,000 movies and TV programmes (that you can download and view on your TV through the internet) without ad breaks, which is very important for movie watchers. These movies have not to be stored, you just watch them. They download very quickly - up to 30 seconds, so, you can enjoy the movie without delay, you can pause it and return to it later. Customers mention that Netflix installation is quite easy, and the quality of the streaming video is beyond expectation.
At the resolution of 1080p Blu-ray Disc's Full HD proposes more than 2 million pixels per frame to show deeply clear and bright pictures, which increases the attractivity of the Blu-ray disc player, taking into account that it is compatible with DVDs as well. It also plays Audio CD, CD-R/RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, and AVCHD. You may watch movies, TV broadcsts, listen to music, using just this Blu-ray disc player. It has BD-Live content and a USB slot, so you can load photos or songs.
The main disadvantage of this disc player is that it does not have wireless possibilities, and you will have to buy HDMI cable, ethernet and other devices, you need for your system. The internal memory for BD-Live content is not very big, and, moreover, you have to put your USB drive in the front, but customers consider, it would be much more comfortable to put it in the back. Despite these insignificant disadvantages, the LG BD300 Network Blu-ray Disc Player remains one of the best and satisfies the needs of customers.
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Announced Exclusive Blu Ray Player from EZGar
Blu-ray discs offered new possibilities for information storage having the same physical dimensions as our ordinary DVDs and CDs. Today they are used in many gadgets which we face with in our everyday life as, for example, players. Nowadays Blu-ray players are demanded approximately everywhere, but their high price is the obstacle that prevents consumers from buying them. Therefore, companies are looking for the solution of this dilemma. For many years on the international market EzGear Company holds the first places in the production of gaming, audio and video electronics. Moreover, it recently announced the launch of its first Blu-ray Disc player, the BluCobra EZ3000. It is not a new product, but, according to its producers, it contains all the characteristics of other Blu-ray players, but its main difference is in the price: it will be much cheaper than its predecessors, possessing the same possibilities. According to the forecasts, the BluCobra EZ3000 will be released this year and will be the best seller.
Concerning its technical characteristics, it should be mentioned that the Blu-Ray player comes with HDMI 1.3, component video, composite video, and S-video. It is also compatible with SACD (which is highly desirable by consumers), Blu-Ray (obviously), and DVD. The EZ3000 functions at 1080i, 720i, and 480i resolutions; it means that the BluCobra EZ3000 can be connected to TV and Stereo systems. As for audio, it supports MPEG-2, Dolby TrueHD, Digital Dolby, and DTS-HD Master Audio.
The BluCobra EZ3000 will be of great advantage for those who cannot afford themselves expensive Blu-ray players, but need them badly. Taking into account its technical possibilities and low price, the BluCobra EZ3000 will be a breakthrough in the new year and will be worth of money, the producers want for it.
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Blu-ray Drive for a Marvellous Watching
Sony conquered the world, producing for many years highly qualitative technical products, which gain wide notoriety among customers and users. Every new year Sony comes with new gadgets that receive positive reviews and buyers' recognition. Sony BDUX10S SATA Blu-ray Disc-ROM Drive (Internal) continues the tradition of high quality and excellent service.

Many customers, after buying computers, decide to install Blu-ray drives and choose the products of Sony company because of their great performance. BDUX10S SATA Blu-ray Disc-ROM Drive (Internal) is not an exception. Due to its compactness (10.3 x 4.8 x 8.7 inches) and lightweight (2 pounds) it is easy to be handled and it does not occupy much place in the house. The main advantage of the drive is its low price, which, of course, attracts customers. It does the same, as the Blu-ray players, but it is much cheaper. Excellent 1080p resolution, which allows the image be clear and bright without any distortion, easy installation are other pluses of the drive. Moreover, it comes with the PowerDVD software, reads DVDs as well, and allows to achieve greater sound quality.

However, the drive does not read Blu-ray discs at Windows Vista Home Premium, as well as other Vistas, so you will have to download software for Blu-Ray discs viewing. This is the strongest disadvantage of the Blu-ray Disc-ROM Drive.

There are some requirements to be met in order for the drive to function better: your high power system has to have the characteristics that support the blu-ray specifications, as the following: processing power, high end video card that supports 1080p, high quality 1080p tv/monitor and so on. If your system meets these requirements, you will be greatly satisfied with the Sony BDUX10S SATA Blu-ray Disc-ROM Drive.
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Great Hybrid from Dell (Blu-ray, TV Tuner and HDMI)
Small, great, flexible, not expensive Dell's Studio Hybrid Mini-PC may be is exactly the gadget you were missing. Having small size (At 7 by 8 1/4 inches, and thickness 2 3/4 inches) but with great abilities and specification, up to GB of RAM, hard drive 320GB, T8100 Core 2 Duo CPU. It is a universal device (with HDMI-out) for any living room as Blu-ray and TV tuner, as well as slot for CD, DVD+/-RW Drive, HDMI and slot load for Blu-ray Disc Combo (DVD+/-RW & BD-ROM)

Due to special sleek design, it is a desired guest for any room and any free surface, variety of ecological bamboo cases available in olive, red, blue, grey, olive colors or bright orange when case is made from orange plastic. Variety of colors allows choosing something what will be in harmony with room interior.

Dell Hybrid uses energy-efficient Intel CoreTM 2 Duo Mobile Processors (it takes 1 watt in hibernation, 26W in asleep status and when is full use not over passing 44W it is 70% less comparing with typical desktop), we can enjoy the best what gadget can offer us while saving natural resources.

Features:
1 More flexible comparing with usual PC, this gadget can be placed anywhere.
2 TV tuner (digital/analog) give ability to record, watch, pause live TV.
3 Simply inserting a disc in necessary drive enjoy music (MP3 format), video (Windows Media forma) or burn files.
4 Using wireless keyboard and mouse makes your work area mobile and free of bulk
5 Connect your Dell Compact PC to TV (through VGA, HDMI cable) and enjoy your favorite blockbuster on wide screen

Plenty of available ports will allow to use fully this gadget (Five USB 2.0 compliant ports,IEEE1394a port (4-pin),HDMI video connector, AC adapter connector, Digital Audio: S/P DIF Out, DVI video connector)

Media options will allow making read and write from different formats, using (Secure Digital (SD) Memory Card, Multi-Media Card (MMC), Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, xD-Picture Card, Hi Speed-SD, Hi Density SD).

Summary: Made in best quality and versatility traditions, Dell gadget will satisfy many users needs. Compact size and included features is a big goal. This gadget without doubts will have a lot of applauds.
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Panasonic Blu-ray Player - High Definition Watching
When we search for an electronic gadget, first of all, we are interested in its producer, for the company name says more about the reliability of the product than the eloquent speech and praises of the direct seller. Panasonic Company for many years is one of the leaders of sales on the international market. The results of the company's employees are evident: their products are recognized and acclaimed even by the most contentious customers. Panasonic has recently launched a DMP-BD35K 1080p Blu-ray Player, which continues the tradition of high quality and performance.

The Blu-ray Player has many characteristics that show its exclusiveness and excellent performance:
- you may play on it Blu-Ray discs
- it has a SD card slot
- VIERA Link, which can be operated the VIERA remote controller
- it comes with HD Audio Decoder
- Ethernet for Network
Due to its small size (9.8 x 16.9 x 1.7 inches) and light weight (2,5 kg) it will not bother you and will not occupy much place. HD Audio Decoder is highly important for it supports the 7.1-channel surround sound of Blu-ray Discs. However, the DMP-BD35 is connected to a 7.1-channel receiver with an HDMI terminal, so if you even do not have HD Audio Decoder, nevertheless you will enjoy the sound. The Blu-ray Player reads DVD-R/-RW/-R, CD, CD-R/-RW, and Blu-Ray discs as well. The sound quality is amazing, and pictures are impressively bright and clear at the 1080p resolution. Menus are easily read, remote is comfortable, for it has the buttons of different size, so you will not mix them up in darkness.

However, some customers are not satisfied with the start-up time, because it takes approximately 30-45 seconds for loading. Another problem is that it does not that it does not come with HDMI cables, so you will have to buy one. But these shortcomings are insignificant in comparison with the advantages of the Blu-ray Player. Panasonic proved once again that continues to produce great things.
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Sony Blu-ray Disc/DVD Home Theater System - Admire It
Sony continues to amaze its permanent customers: existing on the international market for many years and coming frequently with new products, it does not lose its ability to create and delight. The quality of Sony products is well-known, and people buy things because they are of Sony production. Its new product - Sony BDVIS1000 5.1Ch Blu-ray Disc/DVD Home Theater System - has recently been launched and already gained success and recognition.

This system is an excellent choice for those who need bright images and good audio possibilities. Blu-ray disc player, wireless rear speakers are the parts of the system components. One subwoofer and five golf ball-sized speakers provide excellent sound quality. Many customers are confused because of the speakers' size: they are very small, and people do not believe, there may be loud sound. You may check every speaker and you will understand that Sony does not deceive its buyers: the sound is really impressive. Due to their small size, the speakers do not occupy much place in the room, but they are not really wireless, for each rear speaker has to be connected with wires to the S-AIR surround amplifier via speaker. However, if you will understand the "paring operation", which has to be done in order to connect the rear speakers with the main unit, you may use them without wires.

The sound quality is amazing; the pictures are bright and clear due to the high definition at full HD 1080p resolution. The Blu-Ray disc player reads the majority of discs much better than ones of other systems. There are other advantages as well:
- easy installation
- 2 HDMI inputs
- Dolby TrueHD and dts-HD sound formats
- S-Video Out x 1
- Blu-Ray 2.0

Some customers consider it to be expensive (it costs approximately 897 \$), but, taking into account its technical characteristics, I can say for sure that it is a great purchase.
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First Blu-Ray and DVD Hybrid Created - to Store More Information
I have always wished to store a huge amount of information just on a single disc in order not to bring with me several discs and not to make a disc-storage from my room. Now I may be pleased: this is already possible. Japanese Company announced that it created a long-waited product: the hybrid of Blu-Ray and DVD discs.

Blu-Ray disc is a new format created for recording, rewriting, and playing of high-definition video, as well as for the storage of huge amounts of information. The storage capability of Blu-Ray discs is much more than of standard DVDs: you may store up to 25GB on a single-layer disc and 50GB on a dual-layer disc. This product uses a blue-violet laser, and its name is derived from this characteristics.

Infinity, the Japanese producer of laser media, has recently offered the hybrid of Blu-Ray and DVD. There is no much difference betwen the new disc and already known ones. It consists of three layers: the first layer can be read with the laser head at the diapason of blue spectrum (Blu-Ray); the other two are read with red laser head (DVD). This disc has the following storage capability: 25 Gb on the Blu-Ray external layer and 8,5 GB on the two DVD internal layers. The external layer is semitransparent: this allows the laser to penetrate into the disc.

The company has other far going plans: its representatives announced that the creation of another three-layer disc, where two layers will be Blu-Ray with the storage capacity of 50 GB and one will be DVD with 4,7 GB is possible as well. It will save us from buying several discs, if you do not have a HD-player for the first one. The burning of this disc at home is not possible nowadays. As it was announced, the first hybrid discs will appear on the market in February of this year in Japan.
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Sonar II Blu-Ray Laser for Rich Colours
Wicked Lasers company is well-known on the international market by its highly qualitative lasers that satisfy the needs of customers for many years. Some time ago it came with an exclusive product: Sonar Blu-ray Laser, the first of its kind on the market of lasers. Its exclusive feature is that it combines blu-ray possibilities in order to achieve better performance of the gadget.
The way of its creation is quite simple: Wicked Lasers company used blue laser diodes from the Blu-ray disc drives and created a new product, calling it Sonar. They took out of the Blu-ray disc players the laser diodes and threw away the rest. The Sonar II Blu-ray laser is made of aircraft-grade 6061-T6 aluminum (it means that the laser is very lightweight, but durable at the same time), and possesses super-regulated beam stability. It is equipped with a 3V CR123A lithium battery as well, which means that it reasonably consumes power. The design of the laser is very stylish and cool: it is of gray colour, the grooves are very smooth. There is a purple sticker on the end of the aperture which serves to protect the laser from dust or other elements that can harm the lens. Due to the compactness (20mm x 123mm), the laser fits easily into the palm
The Sonar II Blu-Ray Laser, possessing a pulsed wave, provides rich colour while being directed to the wall. It gives an unthinkably bright, 405nm violet beam. Its other features are that it can make some objects fluoresce and it can be easily used as UV light.
The main disadvantage of the laser is its high price: approximately 2,000 \$, and it uses very expensive batteries as well, but the customers are sure, the gadget is worth of this price.
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