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Old March 31, 2009, 11:25 AM
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Thumbs down This is insane. Blu-ray player/writer from Plextor $$$

NCIX.com - Buy Plextor PX-B900A BLU-RAY Burner 25/50GB 2X DVD+-RW 8X6X16 CDRW 24X16X24 Black Drive W/ SW Retail Box - PX-B900A/SW-BL In Canada.

In my search for a very inexpensive blu-ray optical drive, i came across this one - MY GOD..Has plextor lost there marbles?!?!?!



When will they come out with under $50 player/writers? Or at least a player?
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Old March 31, 2009, 11:27 AM
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There might of been a time when it was that expensive, but its no longer available anyway.

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Old March 31, 2009, 11:28 AM
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Plextor IS normally over priced... that being said. Wow. Perhaps they moved a decimal point by accident?
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Old March 31, 2009, 11:32 AM
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Well this is still a silly price but much better:

NCIX.com - Buy LG CH08-LS10 Black BLU-RAY 8X Reader & 16X DVD Writer Combo Internal SATA Lightscribe - CH08LS10.AVBR00B In Canada.

LG CH08-LS10 Black BLU-RAY 8X Reader & 16X DVD Writer Combo Internal SATA Lightscribe $178.00

I suppose I will have to wait. I cannot see reason to spend that kind of money on an optical drive. Really silly that they are so expensive.
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Old March 31, 2009, 11:38 AM
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Relatively speaking its still new technology so its always expensive. There was a time when CD-RW/DVD-RW were as much, oh and have you looked at what the cost of a single Blu-Ray disc will run you.

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Old March 31, 2009, 11:44 AM
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they can keep it until it's under a 100
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Old March 31, 2009, 11:48 AM
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Relatively speaking its still new technology so its always expensive. There was a time when CD-RW/DVD-RW were as much, oh and have you looked at what the cost of a single Blu-Ray disc will run you.

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I know..it's crazy. And then they complain on why we dowload this movies instead. I for one can't be bothered to go through the process of downloading a substandard blu-ray movie, then taking the iso onto a Daemon virtual drive, or using isoburn .. after splitting it several times to fit on a few DVDR..or filling up my mini server for playback. I would easyily pay $10.00/movie + $50 for a drive...if they did that then this whole business of illegal downloads would surely slow down substantially.
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Old March 31, 2009, 11:58 AM
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I've seen bluray readers under $100 a few times. The GCC-H20L HDVD/BD combo drive is usually ~$140 or less. It was only 4-5 years ago when DVD burners were this expensive too.
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Heh... IIRC, I paid over $200 for my first ODD (2X CDR not R/W). Give it some time, prices will come down.
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Heh... IIRC, I paid over $200 for my first ODD (2X CDR not R/W). Give it some time, prices will come down.
you're that old?

kidding.

Yeah, that must've been over a year ago when that writer was available. Though still expensive, I don't think BDR writers are that expensive any more.

Readers, at least, are dropping perilously close to the $100 mark, tempting me to pick one up (but then I realize my PS3 plays blurays)
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