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  1. #1 Sony's first Blu-Ray drive won't play Blu-Ray movies 
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    http://www.cnet.com.au/desktops/dvdburners...40091720,00.htm
    <div class='quotetop'></div><div class='quotemain'>The Sony BWU100A has a write speed of 2x and will be available this month for AU$1399.</div>
    WOW THAT IS SO FAST AND CHEAP WOW WOW WOW
    Entire article.... [spoiler]The first Blu-ray (BD) disc drive for desktop PCs is here, but be warned -- it won't play commercial BD movies.

    Sony officially announced its BWU-100A product at its "Experience More 2006" event in Sydney yesterday, all the while acknowledging that there's significant room for improvement before the product is viable for integration into media centre PCs.

    Vincent Bautista, Sony's product manager for data storage, told CNET.com.au that due to copy protection issues and lagging software development, the drive will only play user-recorded high-definition content from a digital camcorder, and not commercial movies released under the BD format.

    Bautista says that one of two reasons for this is the fact that commercial content is encrypted with High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), which can only be decrypted using a HDCP-compliant graphics card that offers DVI or HDMI connections. Since there are currently no PCs for sale offering graphics chips that support HDCP, this isn't yet possible.

    The second reason, according to Bautista, is that BD playback software that can decrypt HDCP isn't "released as a saleable item yet". Today, the only HDCP-supporting BD playback application is the OEM version of Intervideo WinDVD BD that's bundled with Sony's VAIO VGN-AR18GP notebook. The AR18GP also offers an HDCP-compliant HDMI connector, which makes it capable of playing commercial movies without issue.

    Bautista is optimistic that both issues will be resolved "soon", and says that despite not being able to play commercial content, the drive is still useful as a "storage device", particularly for those looking to create and distribute their own high-definition home movies on BD-R and BD-RE discs.

    The Sony BWU100A has a write speed of 2x and will be available this month for AU$1399.[/spoiler]

    I can see it now...
    Burn time remaining: 5 hr. 23 min.
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  2. #2 Sony's first Blu-Ray drive won't play Blu-Ray movies 
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    Plus they put even more spyware on your computer!For the "low low" price of $1,400!
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    yeah, cause fuck that shit.
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  4. #4 Sony's first Blu-Ray drive won't play Blu-Ray movies 
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    I have already called it but Blu-Ray is already dead,the players are 2-4 times the price of the HD-DVD's,plus the PS3 might not have the Blu-Ray player at launch,and wont be out by 07 *I heard it on digg*.Plus the HD-DVD players are already getting cheaper.
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  5. #5 Sony's first Blu-Ray drive won't play Blu-Ray movies 
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    I h8 sony no offence to any1 that likes them but i really dont like them
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  6. #6 Sony's first Blu-Ray drive won't play Blu-Ray movies 
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    I used to think they were a good company, but they've really gone downhill.
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  7. #7 Sony's first Blu-Ray drive won't play Blu-Ray movies 
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    Just like Microsoft and Windows.
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  8. #8 Sony's first Blu-Ray drive won't play Blu-Ray movies 
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    Someone tell me how MAC is catching up to WINDOWS?....I swear wasnt there one point in time where Windows was OWNING the shit out of mac?....Like what the fuck
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  9. #9 Sony's first Blu-Ray drive won't play Blu-Ray movies 
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    Well at one time Windows was good,it had few holes,then now years later every minute they get a new hole.

    I hate microsoft fanboys.

    And That time was when it was Windows 95.
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  10. #10 Sony's first Blu-Ray drive won't play Blu-Ray movies 
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    <div class='quotetop'>(Zayne.H)</div><div class='quotemain'>Well at one time Windows was good,it had few holes,then now years later every minute they get a new hole.

    I hate microsoft fanboys.

    And That time was when it was Windows 95.</div>


    Microsoft is slowly dying, Linux and Mac are going to take over eventually right? Because im getting tired of MICROSOFT now -_-. Didn't they try to buy off nintendo last year?
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  11. #11 Sony's first Blu-Ray drive won't play Blu-Ray movies 
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    Yeah, I'm tired of Microsoft too. They've been on top for long enough. It's time for someone else to surpass them.
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  12. #12 Sony's first Blu-Ray drive won't play Blu-Ray movies 
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    i'd rather stick with the evil i know.
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