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I have been thinking of late about the lasers in both bluray and hddvd.
The lasers are hard to produce and yeilds of good ones are not like red lasers.
Now the big problem I have been researching is that how long they will last.
The life could be alot less than red lasers.NOW THE CRUNCHER ---ps3 are going to be hammered long hours by gamers---not uncommon 12-14 hour stints.
If a platformis going to show the weakness in the diodes its going to be the playstation 3.This could be the archilles heal of bluray.Imagine 6 months time all the lasers started packing up.It is a unknown about the lasers by anyone including SONY. This could be the worse thing sony has done putting a bluray in the PS3
here is an article backing up what I am saying written this week
http://www.aeropause.com/archives/2...lurebdhddvd.php

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Sony doesn't cache the game to the HDD? That would be rather stupid of them.

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........conitnuously playing a Blu-ray movie is essentially continuous laser useage.....the equivalent amount of time gaming is far less disc access and hence laser useage....typically you load off the disc into mem or onto the hdd and play a stint and repeat, you aren't reading continuously off the disc....so the stress test of the diode is playing a movie not gaming.
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Sony doesn't cache the game to the HDD? That would be rather stupid of them.

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Uhhhhh... Wasting time and hard drive space would be stupid of them.

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........conitnuously playing a Blu-ray movie is essentially continuous laser useage.....the equivalent amount of time gaming is far less disc access and hence laser useage....typically you load off the disc into mem or onto the hdd and play a stint and repeat, you aren't reading continuously off the disc....so the stress test of the diode is playing a movie not gaming.

Well, then the PS3 shouldn't cause a problem for Blu-ray since so many claim it's not selling and for those that do have it, people claim that very few will buy movies for it.
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I have been thinking of late about the lasers in both bluray and hddvd.
The lasers are hard to produce and yeilds of good ones are not like red lasers.
Now the big problem I have been researching is that how long they will last.
The life could be alot less than red lasers.NOW THE CRUNCHER ---ps3 are going to be hammered long hours by gamers---not uncommon 12-14 hour stints.
If a platformis going to show the weakness in the diodes its going to be the playstation 3.This could be the archilles heal of bluray.Imagine 6 months time all the lasers started packing up.It is a unknown about the lasers by anyone including SONY. This could be the worse thing sony has done putting a bluray in the PS3
here is an article backing up what I am saying written this week
http://www.aeropause.com/archives/2...lurebdhddvd.php

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Ok I'll check back in in May and report on my dead PS3
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Well, then the PS3 shouldn't cause a problem for Blu-ray since so many claim it's not selling and for those that do have it, people claim that very few will buy movies for it.

....the operative word being 'claim'.
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Sounds like an EW would be a smart add-on item then.
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Sounds like an EW would be a smart add-on item then.


Definately I sprang for it and I make sure mine is ventilated as well. No problems so far,,,
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hi mrmota
I think thats the best we can do is to try to keep our equipment as cool and ventilated as possible
I have rotel and Nad power amps and they create alot of heat---I run my airconditioning so some cool air runs over the gear.I think bluray and hd-dvd use the same lasers--not sure about it tho.

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Gee, after reading that article since it backed you up, I'd better take my PS3 back and use the cash to get a HD DVD Player instead...
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This is one of the most useless threads in a while. A blue laser MIGHT be less reliable than a red laser, and that MIGHT cause failures in a short amount of time (how often do lasers fail? I've seen plenty of 10+ year old CD players that still work) so PS3 MIGHT be bad for BD...

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post #14 of 14 Old 01-10-2007, 02:26 AM
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Topic title made less inflammatory. Keep the discussion technical, please.

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