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My Sony SATA DVD writer started having both disc detection and writing problems, so after buying an LG external USB DVD writer, as emergency solution and that I'll keep as an emergency spare just in case, I started looking for an internal SATA replacement. Combo BD reader - DVD writer were still at around 100€, and I'm not interested in just reading BD and watching them on a 19" monitor, BD writer was still at around 200€, so I bought a simple DVD writer again. Samsung this time, there weren't good offers on Sony's and I'm quite disappointed of how short was its life compared to my first Sony and the LG external is noisy as an helicopter, just like my first LG internal CD-R, so I avoided risking to get another of them.

I guess in USA and Japan BD drives are already a lot more affordable, but BD will have to become more affordable in the rest of the world to take off.

And at the current prices, the replacement for my last ever VHS recorder, that recently broke, will be a DVD+HDD recorder, not a BD. Also because the old SD TV still works and BD would be wasted on it.



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TheNoobHolocaust said:
it would be much easier to get a ps3.

Does the PS3 burn Bluray discs, then? I thought it only read them.



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I'm not sure BD will ever be a standard in the PC market. We'll see.



It will. DVD took 5-8 years. But now you can easily buy 4 and 8GB discs. Eventually BD's 25 and 50GB discs will reach that.



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dobby985 said:
I'm not sure BD will ever be a standard in the PC market. We'll see.

Likely never will.



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Yes, it took me a lot also to adopt DVD, then, like now, I wanted to be able to afford at least a writer on my PC before switching to it.
Even now, for the living room a BD player + DVD-HDD recorder will be a good solution for me when it will be cheap, but this time even if BD recorder for PC won't be cheap too yet, as given the current situation I won't start downloading BD sized contents so soon, even if telcos keep on increasing maximum nominal speed, in my road lines are so rotten that max speed possible is still 8Mbps, but after heavy rains, speed furtherly drops and there are continuous hiccups until everything is dry.



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As a data storage it has already lost to even memory sticks,
http://aufoav.en.made-in-china.com/offer/RqJmjYToqLkP/Sell-16GB-32GB-64GB-128GB-Kingston-Mini-Fun-USB-Flash-Drive-Pen-Drive-Memory-Stick.html

(Theres sticks up to 128GB.)

And when it comes to fist size usb hard drives, they already can have capacity of 1TB or even more.

http://tech2.in.com/india/news/portable/wd-launches-2-portable-usb-hard-drives/79782/0

And I think games will be downloadable in the future. Actually its in some cases already faster than buying physical copy. :)



And the point of this thread is ?

Besides why would you need Bluray burner ?



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