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4 posts • joined 16 Feb 2008

Acer 11.6in notebook-not-netbook demo'd on camera

John Martin

Pricing?

Acerdirect are showing a model at £399.97. No other details though.

http://www.acerdirect.co.uk/Acer_Aspire_One_751_Timeline_Laptop_LU.S810B.182/version.asp?PID=494

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HD DVD firesale begins on eBay

John Martin

HD-EP30 prices

Both Amazon and Play are giving away the EP-30 for a ridiculous £77. The EP-35 is also available for around the £150 mark. That EP-30 price is quite good considering that it does a great job of upscaling DVD. Look at it as a standard def DVD player with Hi-Def functionality thrown in.

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Official: Toshiba discontinues HD DVD

John Martin

Re: Compatibility

@Test Man

They can't be that different. There are a couple of dual format players out there and I have an LG Combo drive sitting in a media centre PC at home. If that little LG drive can incorporate all the relevant enginerring to cope with any differences then surely it just comes down to firmware/driver software. Tosh could release the firmware code to the opensource community and let them get on with it.

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Wal-Mart blogger claims retailer will ditch HD DVD

John Martin

Writing on the wall at Asda

My local Asda used to stock both Blu-ray and HD-DVD but a week or two back both formats were removed from the shelves. Really anoyed me too as they had plenty of movies at £20 or under e.g 3:10 To Yuma new release at £15.98. I am looking upon their removal as a clear sign that the company is making a decision as to which format to support in the long term.

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