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Sony introduces Blu-ray based VAIO HTPC

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 01 Sep 2007 7:43 User comments (13)

Sony introduces Blu-ray based VAIO HTPC Sony has a new PC designed to be the center of a hi-def multimedia entertainment system.
The Sony Vaio LT HD PC/TV is designed to serve as a "computer entertainment center," said Sony. In addition to powerful computing capability, the new unit can serve as a high-definition television tuner and as a high-definition Blu-ray disc player.

Multiple configurations of the unit will be available, ranging from an entry level model without basic hi-def support to one with a Blu-ray optical recorder.

The Blu-ray version, expected to cost nearly $3,000 and will have the capacity to not only playback Blu-ray movies, but also record up to 50GB of content onto recordable Blu-ray media.

By adding a CableCARD, users can also get access to cable TV. No option to add these cards is available from the factory, however.

Source: TechNewsWorld

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13 user comments

11.9.2007 11:06

could this be why they have been making jack shit decisions with the ps3? to like save funds or something?

21.9.2007 18:35

Sony has to stop overpricing things!

31.9.2007 20:05

Not bad Blu-ray burner in with the mdeia center computer.

42.9.2007 0:00

Yeah But who can afford the blank discs!!!!!!

52.9.2007 2:22

Originally posted by ispy:
Yeah But who can afford the blank discs!!!!!!
With 50 gigabytes on a disk its not like your going to have to buy many!

62.9.2007 9:18

Quote:
Originally posted by ispy:
Yeah But who can afford the blank discs!!!!!!
With 50 gigabytes on a disk its not like your going to have to buy many!
Yah i agree you'd only need to buy like a 5 pack, which would be i'm guessing like 30 dollars, compared to a 100pack of dvds for 30 dollars.

72.9.2007 12:57
flyingv
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Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by ispy:
Yeah But who can afford the blank discs!!!!!!
With 50 gigabytes on a disk its not like your going to have to buy many!
Yah i agree you'd only need to buy like a 5 pack, which would be i'm guessing like 30 dollars, compared to a 100pack of dvds for 30 dollars.

Um no. I 50GB disc = $35 ! http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/...4632&CatId=2305
Still way to high for me. I'll stick with my COMPATABLE DVD's.

82.9.2007 14:21

Quote:
Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by ispy:
Yeah But who can afford the blank discs!!!!!!
With 50 gigabytes on a disk its not like your going to have to buy many!
Yah i agree you'd only need to buy like a 5 pack, which would be i'm guessing like 30 dollars, compared to a 100pack of dvds for 30 dollars.

Um no. I 50GB disc = $35 ! http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/...4632&CatId=2305
Still way to high for me. I'll stick with my COMPATABLE DVD's.
Thats still cheap for 50GB!!

92.9.2007 19:59

just buy an External HDD

102.9.2007 22:29

Wow! i had no idea 1 50gb disc was that much! Yah i'd probably just buy 1 disc every few monthes.

113.9.2007 14:55

This is good if you are doing HD editing. But for real Sony, this is nuts! Imagine how pissed people will be when they have the most expensive coaster in the world!

124.9.2007 14:51
flyingv
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Quote:
Quote:
Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by ispy:
Yeah But who can afford the blank discs!!!!!!
With 50 gigabytes on a disk its not like your going to have to buy many!
Yah i agree you'd only need to buy like a 5 pack, which would be i'm guessing like 30 dollars, compared to a 100pack of dvds for 30 dollars.

Um no. I 50GB disc = $35 ! http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/...4632&CatId=2305
Still way to high for me. I'll stick with my COMPATABLE DVD's.
Thats still cheap for 50GB!!

How many blank DVD+/- r/rw's can you get for $35? I think the last spindle of Sony DVD+R's was $14 on sale. $4.7GB X 50 = 235GB for $14.
That equals out to over 1/2TB for the same amount of money. Sorry, I'm not sold.

1310.9.2007 0:37

i like this however its always too high priced for my liking.

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