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Postby bill on Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:06 pm

I was surprised to see the blue ray pricing below $500.. Frys could become the place to shop for hard drives and blue ray.

Hard drive pricing expires 2-20-07
Maxtor 320gb sata, $80 plus shipping.
Seagate 500gb external hard drive w/USB & firewire- $180 ships free.


Blue Ray:
Found a Litey LH-2B1S for $450 plus shipping.
And a Philips, model? for $500 plus shipping.

Anyone seen better pricing for the LiteOn? Good deal?
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Postby Ian on Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:17 pm

Yeah, that's a damn good price on the LH-2B1S considering Newegg wants $569.99 for it. Any idea if its retail or OEM? The lack of software might be the reason why its so cheap.
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Postby roadrunner on Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:15 pm

This makes things more interesting. Might have to forgo DL support and get one...
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Postby bill on Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:20 pm

Ian wrote:Yeah, that's a damn good price on the LH-2B1S considering Newegg wants $569.99 for it. Any idea if its retail or OEM? The lack of software might be the reason why its so cheap.


To make a long story short, the Frys.com's rep wasn't certain if the unit is oem or retail. The rep said call one of the stores with the item number so I did, the B&M sales rep said it's retail box with 1 year warranty, sata cable and software. It cost $100 more in the store,$550.


I'm tempted but I might hold off because I want a core2 duo system.

Is the LiteOn a good drive or is it still an unknown
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Postby bill on Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:33 pm

roadrunner wrote:This makes things more interesting. Might have to forgo DL support and get one...


:lol:

Go for it! And if you deduct the cost of a decent DL writer you get the cost down to $410 for the blue ray writer. But, will the wife still love you :P
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Postby roadrunner on Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:04 pm

No wife to worry about :P

The only downside: I was going to be getting a Dell 24" flat panel with my tax refund...that drive would mean holding off of that for awhile :-?

Too many toys to get, too little money! :evil:
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Postby Ian on Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:50 pm

bill wrote:Is the LiteOn a good drive or is it still an unknown


The reviews at CD Freaks and cdrinfo seemed favorable, but I haven't tested one so I can't comment. Neither seemed to mention that the drive writes to BD DL media at only 1x. Not a problem if you have 3 hours to spare. :roll:
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Postby bill on Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:07 pm

Ian wrote:
bill wrote:Is the LiteOn a good drive or is it still an unknown


The reviews at CD Freaks and cdrinfo seemed favorable, but I haven't tested one so I can't comment. Neither seemed to mention that the drive writes to BD DL media at only 1x. Not a problem if you have 3 hours to spare. :roll:


Ohhh, 3hrs, that would be painful.
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Postby bill on Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:12 pm

roadrunner wrote:No wife to worry about :P


Too many toys to get, too little money! :evil:


:D :D :D
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sat Feb 17, 2007 3:14 am

ok.... I *REALLY* want that drive now.

It's nearing the bottom end price of HDDVD players now :lol:
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