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post #1 of 10 Old 05-08-2007, 09:35 AM - Thread Starter
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Does anyone know of any PC combo drives out yet? I mean HP has to get theres from some where for there m8010y and d4890y series media centers right ? or do they make them ? I know the talk is next year for PC combo drives but does any one have any desire to see one sooner ?
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The LG GGW-H10N will be out very soon, same drive thats in the HP PC's, which went on sale today actually. The combo drive is a $560 option for the PC.
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Thanks alot buddy
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If you buy one don't buy it from "Meritline". They advertised that they had a blu-ray/HD-DVD drive then shipped a Blu-ray drive only. Now they won't give their customers an rma or return the item. This their orginal site via google cache can be pulled up by doing a search of "meritline GGW-H10NI"
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Thanks a lot I will definitely keep that in mind
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Does this combo drive have limitations like the combo player itself such as it can not read iHD or recordable media?

Would it be better and around the same price to just purchase two individual drives for each format for the PC and if so which ones are recommended? I believe Pioneer has one out for around $300 now
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So how does one use this drive to watch both formats? Does it come with a special software?
PowerDVD for example wants me to choose one of the two formats while installing and won´t play the other one unless i re-install it.
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I heard either power dvd (newer version) or windvd will present the option upon disc insertion.
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So how does one use this drive to watch both formats? Does it come with a special software?
PowerDVD for example wants me to choose one of the two formats while installing and won´t play the other one unless i re-install it.

PowerDVD Ultra 7.3 will play both BD and HD DVD.

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Does this combo drive have limitations like the combo player itself such as it can not read iHD or recordable media?

Would it be better and around the same price to just purchase two individual drives for each format for the PC and if so which ones are recommended? I believe Pioneer has one out for around $300 now


Perfect if you can use powerdvd 7.3 didnt think about that option.
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