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Postby Ian on Wed Jan 04, 2006 12:26 pm

In an attempt to keep the forum from being flooded with CES posts, please keep all discussion here. Feel free to post CES coverage from other websites (especially booth babes!).
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Postby Ian on Wed Jan 04, 2006 12:27 pm

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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Jan 05, 2006 10:37 am

Here's some info from Bill Gates' keynote address at CES, mostly revolving around HDDVD and the XBox 360 (and the XBox 360's external HDDVD player!):

http://www.worthplaying.com/article.php ... ad&order=0
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Postby Ian on Thu Jan 05, 2006 12:09 pm

Nice.. it looks like Sony has a few PC based Blu-ray drives on the way. Taken from:

http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/av/docs/ ... /ces04.htm

I wonder who the manufacturer is. Sony? BenQ?
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Jan 05, 2006 12:28 pm

Looks like fancy bezels glued on to regular DVD drives to me :wink:
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Postby Ian on Thu Jan 05, 2006 1:08 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:Looks like fancy bezels glued on to regular DVD drives to me :wink:


Isn't that all Sony's current DVD writers are?
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Postby Ian on Thu Jan 05, 2006 1:25 pm

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Postby Justin42 on Thu Jan 05, 2006 3:20 pm

Seems like it'd make sense for Sony to be making their own drives right now. It's at the highest point of a profit margin, plus a lot of the normal OEMs wouldn't be quite set up to build drives.

It'll probably be like the DVD burner market-- Sony will make the first 1-3 generations themselves then quietly outsource....
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Postby Scour on Fri Jan 06, 2006 3:46 pm

Justin42 wrote:
It'll probably be like the DVD burner market-- Sony will make the first 1-3 generations themselves then quietly outsource....


Yes, that´s more than possible.
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Postby jsl on Sat Jan 07, 2006 1:50 pm

Ign has a pretty good coverage of CES including photos of at least one hot booth babe =P~
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sat Jan 07, 2006 4:24 pm

Justin42 wrote:This guy's reaction (far right) is classic.
http://media.babes.entertainment.ign.com/articles/679/679345/img_3301585.html


That is just too hilarious!
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Postby vinnie97 on Sat Jan 07, 2006 6:58 pm

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Postby Ian on Tue Jan 10, 2006 12:27 pm

CD Freaks has their initial report up finally;

http://www.cdfreaks.com/article/250
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Jan 10, 2006 1:36 pm

Lot's of pretty pictures!! But it looks like a lot of the companies don't want to share much info with us on the new toys yet.

One thing I noticed was the huge price difference between NEC's HDDVD-ROM and the BD-ROMs from other companies... but this might be because we haven't seen pricing from LG or BenQ yet on their BD-ROM drives.

Still.... I'm half tempted to start pileing cash away now for a pre-order of some BluRay goodness :D
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Postby Ian on Tue Jan 10, 2006 1:40 pm

I'm waiting for some info on the DW1670 and BW1000.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Jan 10, 2006 2:59 pm

Ian wrote:I'm waiting for some info on the DW1670 and BW1000.


Yeah... I'm looking forward to hearing what the plans are for the DW1670... I hope it isn't an 18x DVD±R burner like Plextor attempted :wink:
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Postby Ian on Tue Jan 10, 2006 3:13 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:Yeah... I'm looking forward to hearing what the plans are for the DW1670... I hope it isn't an 18x DVD±R burner like Plextor attempted :wink:


Imagine a DW1650 but with 5x DVD-RAM and 6x DVD-R DL writing speeds. That's the DW1670.
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Postby Ian on Tue Jan 10, 2006 8:06 pm



Yeah, that is a nice car.
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Postby ItalianJob on Tue Jan 10, 2006 8:32 pm

Ian wrote:Yeah, that is a nice car.


A car 8-[ ? sorry ? what car ? :)
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Postby Ian on Tue Jan 10, 2006 9:27 pm

lol.. just messing with you. :D
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Postby ItalianJob on Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:32 pm

Ian wrote:lol.. just messing with you. :D


:o This one has SB and OS ON *
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Postby Ian on Wed Jan 11, 2006 9:09 pm

ExtremeMhz has their coverage online. Unlike most places, they actually look at some storage products.

http://www.extrememhz.com/ces06lc1-p1.shtml
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Jan 11, 2006 11:06 pm

Ian wrote:ExtremeMhz has their coverage online. Unlike most places, they actually look at some storage products.

http://www.extrememhz.com/ces06lc1-p1.shtml


Not too bad actually! :D
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