Laptop specialist Rock grudgingly offers Blu-ray support

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Hardcore power-laptop maker Rock has decided to dump its HD DVD-exclusive stance and let buyers stick Blu-ray drives in its range of gaming laptop beasts should they so desire.

Rock’s CEO Nick Boardman said “We’re disappointed that HD-DVD didn’t make it and we value the support Toshiba has given us. Although Blu-ray has technical advantages…

LG staying with HD DVD to the VERY END – sticking with Blu-ray and HD DVD combo drives


LG has said it’s going to carry on making HD DVD players, using such words as “convenience” and “consumer” to justify its decision to stick with the recently deceased format.

If we were to be cynical about it, though – and there’s little we enjoy more! – we’d say that’s because poor LG has a factory full of the things somewhere in Korea it’s desperately trying to shift before they become worth bugger all.

But that’s not what LG said. It would…

Sony updates BWU-200S PC Blu-ray burner SHOCKER!

blu-ray-burner.jpgYes, bit of a boring product here, obvious through it being shunted off to the left there, with the text wrapped around the image so firmly. Definitely one for the Blu-ray fanatics to ogle, whilst the rest of us can shake our heads disapprovingly, smug with our HD-DVD blankets around us.

Sony has updated their internal PC Blu-ray burner, with the BWU-200S writing up to 50GB in just 45 minutes. For the Sony fanboys who’ll buy anything with a Sony badge slapped on it, but haven’t yet made the move to the HD format, they’ll be pleased to know it also writes to standard DVD…