Specs for a Blue-Ray/HD DVD Computer

Discussion in 'Computers' started by DeathStar1, Jul 3, 2006.

  1. DeathStar1

    DeathStar1 Producer

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    If I Wanted to build a computer right now, would I be able to view and record HD Content down the line in November when things really start cooking, or should I wait?
     
  2. SethH

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    Sony sells a Vaio that supports Blu-Ray. If you build a similarly spec'd system I would assume that it would be able to handle either of the new formats once you get a drive to support one of them. Based on the prices I've seen for the add-on Blu-Ray drives I would say these Sony Vaio's are a pretty good deal.
     
  3. Tony_Ramos

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    I've been hearing that 1gb RAM is a min for hi-def (with Vista, definitely get 2mb), 3ghz min proc, and you need 256mb vid ram clocked at like 250mhzX2 (DDR) at least.
     
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    Wait for at least a couple more months. Most of the major components will have a significant price drop then...
     
  5. Glenn Overholt

    Glenn Overholt Producer

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    Tony - impressive specs (translate: $$$) [​IMG] - But I'll agree with them.

    I'm not totally up on every product that is out there, but what do you think the odds are that the new drives will be SATA only?

    Glenn
     

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