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post #31 of 327
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Originally Posted by mpgxsvcd View Post

Currently, there are major drawbacks to using an HD-DVD or Blu-Ray drive in a computer. You CAN NOT get the lossless audio out of a computer currently! You really need to buy a lot of expensive software to get it to work properly(AnyDVDHD, PowerDVD Ultra, etc). There are some major issues playing some movies(F4, Matrix trilogy).

Basically, I wouldn't recommend going the HTPC route yet. Once someone has a card that can losslessly output both the audio and video to a receiver, then I would jump in. Until then just go with a Dual format player or buy the cheapest separate devices.

The only reason you shouldn't go with the HTPC route is if you don't already have one, and all you want to do with it is Blu-ray/HD-DVD playback. If you already have one, definitely get the drive. Eventually there will be sound cards or some other interface to get the lossless audio out. And really, it's only an issue if you have an audio amplifier that can accept lossless digital audio.
post #32 of 327
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Originally Posted by Dare's User Name View Post

The only reason you shouldn't go with the HTPC route is if you don't already have one, and all you want to do with it is Blu-ray/HD-DVD playback. If you already have one, definitely get the drive. Eventually there will be sound cards or some other interface to get the lossless audio out. And really, it's only an issue if you have an audio amplifier that can accept lossless digital audio.

Well if you are buying a Next Gen player for lossless audio then a computer will not currently do it. The limiting factor here is software(Actually it is DRM) not hardware. If you don't care about lossless audio then you might as well buy an old LG dual format player. It costs less and it will be MUCH easier to setup.
post #33 of 327
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Originally Posted by mpgxsvcd View Post

Well if you are buying a Next Gen player for lossless audio then a computer will not currently do it. The limiting factor here is software(Actually it is DRM) not hardware. If you don't care about lossless audio then you might as well buy an old LG dual format player. It costs less and it will be MUCH easier to setup.

True, but the nice thing about computers is that they're upgradable, unlike a regular player. I'm assuming that the computer we're talking about is home-built and not a prefab. I have an HD-DVD-ROM drive hooked up to a computer right now, and that's how I watch HD discs.
post #34 of 327
Yesterday I sent this email to customerservice@lge.com

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Originally Posted by Me View Post

Is there any information on when the GGC-H20LI HD-DVD/Blu-ray combo reader will be released?

This is the response I got back.

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Originally Posted by LG Customer Service View Post

We are delighted to hear from you as our Valued Customer. At the present time, we are unaware of the specifications and details regarding the model GCC-H20LI DVD drive. For further information on LG products, please visit our website at us.lge.com. If you have other questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us again either via email, or by calling our customer service division at 800-243-0000 at your convenience. Mr. Neil Electronic Correspondence Executive (ECE) LG Electronics USA 800-243-0000

Is it a bad sign that they got the model number of their own product wrong?
post #35 of 327
bwaaaa-hahahaha


Its called call center blues.

They havent even seen this product yet, so they cannot speak fluently regarding it.

You might have better luck calling directv and asking them when its coming out. Its a crapshoot of who you get at the call centers.
post #36 of 327
I think the model number is GGC-H20N, at least that is what was on best buy's website for the short time, as well as the photos from the japanese store shown here: http://www.cdrlabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=23697 . Try e-mailing them back about this model number.
post #37 of 327
I have sendt an E-mail to another japanese store (managed to find a price comparewebsite through Babelfish, which translates so everything sounds like a two year old is speaking, but it's mostly understandable). Maybe I can grab myself one of these!
post #38 of 327
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Originally Posted by Pion View Post

I think the model number is GGC-H20N, at least that is what was on best buy's website for the short time, as well as the photos from the japanese store shown here: http://www.cdrlabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=23697 . Try e-mailing them back about this model number.

From what I can tell, the models numbered GGC-H20* are all identical, and the last letter or letters are particular to the market or region. N, I speculate, is one code for drives sold in Japan.

If anybody knows better, I would love to get the story about this. So far, I have found references to GGC-H20, GGC-H20N, GGC-H20LI, GGC-H20A, GGC-H20L, GGC-H20V, GGC-H20N/L (could be referring to the N and L interchangably), GGC-H20H, GGC-H20W. There could be more.
post #39 of 327
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Originally Posted by mpgxsvcd View Post

Currently, there are major drawbacks to using an HD-DVD or Blu-Ray drive in a computer. You CAN NOT get the lossless audio out of a computer currently! You really need to buy a lot of expensive software to get it to work properly(AnyDVDHD, PowerDVD Ultra, etc). There are some major issues playing some movies(F4, Matrix trilogy).

Basically, I wouldn't recommend going the HTPC route yet. Once someone has a card that can losslessly output both the audio and video to a receiver, then I would jump in. Until then just go with a Dual format player or buy the cheapest separate devices.


I thought people have been getting lossless audio out of an HTPC for a long time? If I have a CD or DVD, and a Lynxtwo-B soundcard with analog 5.1 out...doesn't the soundcard to the decoding and send the lossless audio out the analog 5.1 outs to my amp?

Or do you mean lossless audio is not available from HD players? Maybe not in digital form via spdif, but wouldn't you still have the soundcard decode and send PCM out via analog 5.1 outs to an amp?
post #40 of 327
Where is this bad boy? I can't find it anywhere.
post #41 of 327
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Originally Posted by paolomaldini View Post

Where is this bad boy? I can't find it anywhere.

http://www.ncixus.com/products/26553...20Electronics/
post #42 of 327
Not in stock.....^^^
post #43 of 327
Not yet, but watch that space. =)
post #44 of 327
Thanks for the link. I put my order in. NCIXUS' price is $70 cheaper than I can find on Froogle. Talk about a bargain for a combo player.
post #45 of 327
I didn't place an order yet. The $299 is Canadian dollars. At the current rate, that's just over $307. Anyone know how this works if you order from this site?
post #46 of 327
available at the link is the following:


Our Price: $274.92 USD 9.99 shipping.


Im not sure why you thought this was canadian.


If I am wrong, I am assembling my flame-retardent suit.
post #47 of 327
I saw $299 CAD on the link. I didn't see a reference to USD. Why would I flame you?

I can't wait for this drive. Here's hoping the Oct. 19 date is accurate.
post #48 of 327
i should sell my hd-dvd xbox drive for around 125 and get this....well see what we can sell this week.

anyone need a dinovo edge for thier htpc might wanna visit marketplace.
I saw one there cheap *wink*
post #49 of 327
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Originally Posted by Joseph Clark View Post

I saw $299 CAD on the link. I didn't see a reference to USD. Why would I flame you?

I can't wait for this drive. Here's hoping the Oct. 19 date is accurate.

I noticed that yesterday also when searching for this. One link was for CAD and one for USD same site and model.
post #50 of 327
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Originally Posted by Dare's User Name View Post

Not yet, but watch that space. =)

We will see. It just bothers me that its so hard to find info on this unit. I assume that means it will be delayed but hopefully I will be wrong! We will see tomorrow if it does show up it will be on its way to my door! Fingers crossed....
post #51 of 327
In stock! Dare's User Name, do you have inside info here?
post #52 of 327
OK, I ordered one tonight, standard shipping. So, I guess I should see this next week. I am a bit leary though, since no one else seems to have them.

- Rich
post #53 of 327
Just placed my order. Hope this thing works!
post #54 of 327
That NCIXUS site is weird. Get This...

"Thank you for your order #XXXXXX. To expedite the order processing, we will contact you by phone at (408)XXX-XXXX.

When you are ready to verify your order, click the link below and have a pen and paper ready. You will be taken to the Order Verification System and we will contact you by phone within 5 minutes.

When you receive the call from us, you will be provided with a 4 digit PIN number.


Enter this PIN number into the Order Verification System. This will verfiy that your order is secure and we will finalize your order processing.


CLICK HERE to start the verification."

I used my work number I will not be in until Monday. I have never seen such a system.

I will try to cancel the order. I'll wait and but from a some site I trust like Amazon or Newegg.
post #55 of 327
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Originally Posted by nowandthen View Post

This site is weird. Get This...

"Thank you for your order #XXXXXX. To expedite the order processing, we will contact you by phone at (408)XXX-XXXX.

When you are ready to verify your order, click the link below and have a pen and paper ready. You will be taken to the Order Verification System and we will contact you by phone within 5 minutes.

When you receive the call from us, you will be provided with a 4 digit PIN number.


Enter this PIN number into the Order Verification System. This will verfiy that your order is secure and we will finalize your order processing.


CLICK HERE to start the verification."

I used my work number I will not be in until Monday. I have never seen such a system.

It is one paranoid ordering system. Luckily, I put in the right number and verified.

- Rich
post #56 of 327
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Originally Posted by Mastiff View Post

In stock! Dare's User Name, do you have inside info here?

No, I just read the note on the page.
post #57 of 327
Just received an email from NCIX, my LG GGC-H20L has shipped!!!!!
post #58 of 327
I ordered mine this morning. The phone call confirmation was automated, and it went smoothly. The call came from a number in British Columbia, 604-821-XXXX.

Since this item was posted on SlickDeals today, I recommend you place your orders now, because it WILL go out of stock very soon.

I hope mine ships!
post #59 of 327
Yea the ordering process is very weird but they just called with my pin and I go a all OK email so hopefully it will ship soon! Has anyone confirmed the rumors the a full version of PDVD Ultimate 7.3 comes with this?
post #60 of 327
I really want to order this drive, but this being the only place to get it now seems fishy to me. And their ordering system actually scares me more than makes me feel "secure". Their return policy sounds iffy too.

Let us know how things go and I might change my mind! Did any of those who got in on the Best Buy one get theirs shipped yet? I'd rather wait for newegg or amazon to get it in, but we'll see.

Let us know!
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