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HP adds options for mixed format HD drives in Pavilion desktops

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 07 Oct 2007 19:59 User comments (5)

HP adds options for mixed format HD drives in Pavilion desktops On Friday, HP updated its Pavilion media center PCs with the option to add mixed-format HD drives that can read both Blu-ray or HD DVD titles giving users the option to upgrade without fear of a format becoming obsolete.
The d4995t, m9000z and m9000t Pavilion Elite models, will all have the option to add the mixed format drives but there will be two options for the drive as well. A basic version will allow only Blu-ray writing and both format reading and the more expensive drive will allow writing and reading for both formats. Both drives will also include HP's LightScribe feature.

The cost of the upgrade will vary from $250 to $400 USD depending on the system and the drive you are upgrading to.

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Electronista

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5 user comments

17.10.2007 21:10

KMON! Great idea but keep the costs down!! That's too much money for discs that don't offer quality releases!

You would need to hook up your HP computer to a nice HDTV or you can sit in front of your 19" monitor enjoying Knocked Up in HD! wtf....

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 08 Oct 2007 @ 20:31

28.10.2007 9:59

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A basic version will allow only Blu-ray writing and both format reading and the more expensive drive will allow writing and reading for both formats.
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Now if you could burn to both formats now we are talking.
Can you read? It says the basic one can read/write blu-ray and hd dvd, but it only writes blu-ray. The advanced version can read/write blu-ray and hd dvd.

38.10.2007 20:34

Whatever, it's still a rip off. Oh..but you get nice black and poop colored lightscribe labeling. So advanced....

410.10.2007 7:39

Is this system as good as it sounds or is it too good to be true. Is $250 alot for a blue ray/hd dvd player that also burns dvds?

518.10.2007 17:38

To me this sounds at a reasonable level of a price.

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