CES 2008: Sony’s sub-$200 PC Blu-ray drive

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Following Warner’s Blu-ray announcement and HD DVD’s sheepish cancellation of its press conference, the movie side of Blu-ray is looking rather peachy right now. However, there’s still the PC end to consider – there already more than a few HD DVD laptops and PCs out there, and the lower cost of HD DVD discs makes it a relatively appealing choice of storage medium. Sony is at least to keen to tackle one aspect of the price disadvantages that Blu-ray tends to suffer when compared with HD DVD by launching a $199.99 Blu-ray PC Drive.

Sticking this into your PC will give you the chance to play full blow Blu-ray movies and watch recorded Blu-ray discs, DVDs and CDs. The drive also comes with Cyberlink’s PowerDVD BD Edition software.

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