HD DVD Drives

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Steve F M, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. Steve F M

    Steve F M Screenwriter

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    Anyone know when they plan to release a HD DVD/RW for our HTPC's. Seems the Stand alone units will be shipping anyday now!!!
     
  2. Johnny G

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    We must be on the same wavelength, those opening their new Toshiba boxes made me wonder when those of us that prefer the HTPC route will get the same thrill.

    I guess Pioneer's BRD-101A and NEC's HR-1100A are the ones to look out for. Has anyone seen these units listed on the net for sale/pre-order yet?
     
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    Don't you need new graphics cards with HDMI to actually be able and allowed to watch HD-DVD on computers?

    -Christian
     
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  5. Steve F M

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    Well I use my HDCP Compliant Projector(No Special Monitor Needed) and My Mother Board is already PCI-Express witha pretty good Video Card with DVI Out(DVI works fine for 1080i, HDMI will be required for 1080p). I was under the impression that as long as your Video Card could handle the resolution that it would not be a factor.

    Stil my question is does anyone know when Blu Ray or HD DVD Drives will be available?
     
  6. Steve F M

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    Well I broke down and bought a stand alone Toshiba HD-A1 HD DVD Player to hold me over until they come out for these drives for our HTPC. Should be here next week.

    They got a good deal going via AVSForum.
     
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    I'm waiting for more titles before I take the plunge.
     
  8. Johnny G

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    looks like you're in the same boat as me Steve, nobody knows the answer to our question.
     
  9. Kimmo Jaskari

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    Actually, I think having Vista will be worse than XP, but maybe I'm wrong...

    Vista has tons of C.R.A.P. in it designed to make it a huge pain to get pure HD out of it.
     
  10. ChristopherDAC

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    On the other hand, since the Toshiba HD-DVD player appears to be a pretty generic stripped-down PC with a HD-DVD drive, and we can be pretty sure it isn't running VISTA, one wonders if somebody out there isn't — even now — stripping one and decompiling the device drivers… [not me! [​IMG] ]
     

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