*HP HDX DRAGON Owners Lounge, Part 1*

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  1. 2.0

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    You can find 4x 25GB BD-R's for $2.60-$3.50 each in packs of 10-25. Meritline has some good prices.

    Not a bad price if you are looking to archive your Blu-ray collection.

    But if you factor in your cable subscription and, say, netflix, might not be such a bargin after all.

    I have an extensive DVD collection that I don't watch anymore since Blu-ray and HDTV. The video quality of DVD is akin to how I viewed the video quality of VHS when DVD came out. Unbearable. Especially on an HDTV.

    Not wanting to update my collection yet again to a new format, I'm currently sticking to DVR and HD movie channels, Blockbuster and Netflix for blu-ray.

    How many times can one watch a movie, really? So I think I'm covered for my 2 or 3 times each. :D
     
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    UJ-210 (FW 1.06)/220 burn BD-R at 2x max. if the media is of good quality/supports this. No firmware upgrade can increase this any significantly more. For DVDs, they burn at 8x without issues.
     
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    Is there more than one wsxga screen? I want to replace mine, I'm starting to see blotches at certain angles (head on they're not visible though). The ones on eBay say OEM part number may vary, and I want another LG screen.
     
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    seems about the same as 8x speed when i burn a dvd. multiply a dvd time x 5 because it's that much more space, and 70 minutes is right. takes about 12 minutes for a regular dvd for me.
     
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    i think i know what you mean. hdtv/movies rock, but i still watch plenty of regular dvd's a lot.

    what do you mean "for your 2 or 3 times each"???
     
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    5 x Infinity 25GB 4x discs for £12.99 ($21) with slim jewel cases. (We pay more for everything here in the UK).

    http://www.mymemory.co.uk/Blank-Blu...i-25GB-4x-BD-R-Writable-Blu-ray-Disc-(5-PACK)

    RiDisc, Datawrite and KDT can be had for cheaper.

    CJ
     
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    The 8x speed for BD burning is not possible on any Panasonic UJ-2xx drive: http://www.netcomdirect.com/pamaujblopdr.html
     
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    See it in the movies, once, on the rare occasion that I go*. Then rent it on Blu-ray. Then see it on Cable in HD.

    *I hate to queue. And if you want your pick of seats, you have to queue more than an hour before showtime. If you wait a few weeks to see a movie when there is no need to queue, you risk having to contend with poor video and audio quality.
     
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    i said seems about the same time at 8x burning a DVD not BD. i am saying 70 minutes to burn about 25 gigs on a bd, seems an equivalent/proportionate time to burning a dvd about 4.5 gigs, in 12 minutes.

    i thought i had said that clearly before.

    anyway....ya 8x bd burning is probably far out from this time, whatever that has to do with quoting me, if at all, i don't know.
     
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