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Anonymous
July 30, 2005 4:04:10 PM

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This is a reader and writer, so it is going to be a lot more expensive
than just a BD-ROM. Phillips and Pioneer also have PC Blu-Ray R/W
drives.

http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/News/Details.aspx?NewsI...

BenQ shows Blu-ray Disc drive prototype
Monday, June 06, 2005

BenQ demonstrated its BW1000 prototype blue-laser DVD burner at the
recently concluded Computex 2005 and the company plans to start volume
producing the product in the first or second quarter of 2006.

The BW1000 is one of the few working Blu-ray Disc optical drive
prototypes.

The drive was developed with Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV as part
of the Philips BenQ Digital Storage joint venture formed by the two
companies in 2003, said Caroline Hsu, a specialist in BenQ's branding
department, speaking at Computex.

A demonstration at the company's booth showed playback of a
high-definition video stored on a Blu-ray Disc via the drive.

The BW1000 features writing speeds of 2x for Blu-ray single-layer and
DL (single-sided double-layer) discs, 12x for DVD+R/-R, 4x for DVD+R/-R
DL, 4x for DVD+RW/-RW, 32x for CD-R and 24x for CD-RW, as well as
reading speeds of 2x for Blu-ray, 12x for DVD and 32x for CD, according
to BenQ.

Despite Blu-ray Disc's expected commercial launch being less than a
year away, hardware based on the standard was not particularly visible
at Computex. That could be because many of the companies currently
working on prototype drives are the big-name Japanese, European and
American companies leading the Blu-ray Disc Association and not the
relatively anonymous Taiwanese companies that dominate the optical disc
market.

Discs bearing the Blu-ray Disc logo and that of the rival HD-DVD format
were on display at the show, however, it's impossible to verify if
these are true prototypes or simply mock-ups of discs.

BenQ also showcased two DVD burner models (DQ60 and DW1640) at the
show, with the DQ60 being BenQ's first three-format (+R, -R and -RAM)
drive. The DVD drive also features drag-and-drop data recording, so
burning software is not necessary, BenQ pointed out. The model will be
launched at the end of this month.

On the software side, Germany's Nero AG demonstrated a version of its
Nero disc burning software with support for Blu-ray Disc. The
demonstration was done with a Pioneer Corp. Blu-ray Disc drive and a PC
running Windows.
Anonymous
July 31, 2005 4:27:20 AM

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This is great news.

If Swap Magic can come up with a bypass then even PS3 games will be $14
per month!
Anonymous
July 31, 2005 8:27:30 PM

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"Blig Merk" <blig_murk@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>
> The DVD drive also features drag-and-drop data recording, so
> burning software is not necessary,

> On the software side, Germany's Nero AG demonstrated a version of its
> Nero disc burning software with support for Blu-ray Disc.

Uhhh, am I missing something or is Nero missing something. Why would you
incorporate support for a format that is removing software from the loop?
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Anonymous
August 2, 2005 3:37:02 PM

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"Mattinglyfan" <nyyankees@comcast.net> wrote in message
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>
> "Blig Merk" <blig_murk@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:1122750250.900986.23110@g44g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>>
>> The DVD drive also features drag-and-drop data recording, so
>> burning software is not necessary,
>
>> On the software side, Germany's Nero AG demonstrated a version of its
>> Nero disc burning software with support for Blu-ray Disc.
>
> Uhhh, am I missing something or is Nero missing something. Why would you
> incorporate support for a format that is removing software from the loop?

You're missing something.
Anonymous
August 2, 2005 7:22:14 PM

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"Fred Liken" <nothanks@toocoolforschool.com> wrote in message
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> "Mattinglyfan" <nyyankees@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:gb6dncixqIsTzXDfRVn-vA@comcast.com...
>>
>> "Blig Merk" <blig_murk@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>> news:1122750250.900986.23110@g44g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>>>
>>> The DVD drive also features drag-and-drop data recording, so
>>> burning software is not necessary,
>>
>>> On the software side, Germany's Nero AG demonstrated a version of its
>>> Nero disc burning software with support for Blu-ray Disc.
>>
>> Uhhh, am I missing something or is Nero missing something. Why would you
>> incorporate support for a format that is removing software from the loop?
>
> You're missing something.
>

Enlighten me Sensei and then I will snatch the pebble from your hand.
Anonymous
August 3, 2005 2:01:03 PM

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"Mattinglyfan" <nyyankees@comcast.net> wrote in message
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>>>> The DVD drive also features drag-and-drop data recording, so
>>>> burning software is not necessary,
>>>
>>>> On the software side, Germany's Nero AG demonstrated a version of its
>>>> Nero disc burning software with support for Blu-ray Disc.
>>>
>>> Uhhh, am I missing something or is Nero missing something. Why would
>>> you incorporate support for a format that is removing software from the
>>> loop?
>>
>> You're missing something.
>
> Enlighten me Sensei and then I will snatch the pebble from your hand.

Just like Windows has drag and drop burning for CDs, which is pretty much
what the BD is doing, if not exactly, you still have Nero for more
complicated burning scenarios.

DAMN! You got the freaking pebble! <bow>
!