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Shuttle introduces new HTPC with Blu-ray/HD DVD hybrid drive

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Apr 2008 18:52 User comments (8)

Shuttle introduces new HTPC with Blu-ray/HD DVD hybrid drive Shuttle has announced the launch of its latest small form factor PC, the XPC G5 6801M Vista , which includes a dual format HD drive by LG allowing playback of bothHD DVD and Blu-ray films.
The PC uses a Radeon HD 3450 with full 1080p Resolution which can output in either DVI or HDMI through a bundled adapter.

Somewhat surprisingly, the Shuttle will run on an AMD CPU, with basic setups starting at a 2.2GHz Athlon 64 X2 all the way up to its latest 3GHz equivalent. "The system also comes with at least a dual DVB-T tuner for digital over-the-air broadcasts, a 320GB hard drive, and 2GB of memory." At its cheapest, with the Blu-ray/HD DVD drive, the 6801M Vista costs $1,721 USD and is available now.

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8 user comments

112.4.2008 19:51
tripplite
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THATS SWEET.....if i ever get enough $$$$ i'd get one and use it on my plasma:)

212.4.2008 20:14

You know that wouldn't be so bad if HD DVD wasn't dead.

312.4.2008 21:03

Originally posted by trexxus:
You know that wouldn't be so bad if HD DVD wasn't dead.
Yes, but there are a lot of people with quite an extensive HD-DVD collection. This way they could continue to grow their HD library (through Blu-ray) and still be able to play titles from their HD-DVD collection.

412.4.2008 23:41

Man Shuttle arnt they the ones that made a pc the size of a
gamecube.


Yea, this is not bad at all, but if its still like the size of the gamecube id be worried about the heat this thing would put off.

513.4.2008 2:10

Thats awesome! Even if you never use your HD-DVD library.. you can still read data off an HD-DVD and use it however you want! It is unfortunate that it came out after the end of the war... but its a positive step for those that chose HD-DVD and now dont feel like investing in a Blu-Ray drive. Some may call this a "nitch within a nitch" but its still very versitile and could be used to do so much.

619.4.2008 19:16

As far as i'm aware the LG drive did not come out after the war ended - they have always developed dual format products and say they will continue to make HD-DVD compatible features in any future blu-ray drives/players/recorders.
I don't see why anyone needs to pay over 1,700 for an athlon x2 PC when you can buy the LG drive separately like I did for less than $ 250.Operates perfectly on my quad core e6600 PC- smooth as silk and I only paid $ 1200 for that PC with 2 GB memory and nvidia GT 9600 graphics card.
Oh it's a blu-ray/dvd/cd burner as well by the way ( the LG drive the article talks about )

719.4.2008 23:05

Originally posted by domie:
As far as i'm aware the LG drive did not come out after the war ended - they have always developed dual format products and say they will continue to make HD-DVD compatible features in any future blu-ray drives/players/recorders.
I don't see why anyone needs to pay over 1,700 for an athlon x2 PC when you can buy the LG drive separately like I did for less than $ 250.Operates perfectly on my quad core e6600 PC- smooth as silk and I only paid $ 1200 for that PC with 2 GB memory and nvidia GT 9600 graphics card.
Oh it's a blu-ray/dvd/cd burner as well by the way ( the LG drive the article talks about )

First of all it is $1700/= and not 1700/=, that is a 2x difference. Secondly the cube form PCs are always more expensive for their special features like being able to play a radio (with backlit digital lcd tuner) or dvd WITHOUT switching on the pc itself. Please do go to a retailer who has them on display & check out the difference. These are very well designed and DO NOT have any overheating problems.

828.4.2008 22:32

Im waiting till a PC comes out with a blu-ray and/or hd-dvd burner till I buy a new computer. Havent seen any already built on the market. Guarantee its going to be expensive as hell when they start manufacturing to consumers. But then again, what 'new' technology hasn't come out that is ridiculously priced for the first year or two.

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