Picture of NEC 3 generation HD-DVD compatible drive

I just posted the article Picture of NEC 3 generation HD-DVD compatible drive.

We read
the announcement last week that NEC successfully created this drive, now thanks
to PhysOrg we can take a look at it!

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its identical to a 3520a cant it be flashed up LOL

All it needs are some flashing LEDs and it would look perfect hanging from the Christmas tree! :stuck_out_tongue:

Looks very nice. Too bad NEC doesn’t support Blu-Ray as well or this would have been the perfect DVD drive.

Only support for playing HD-DVD is not very interesting. Actually even if it would have burned HD-DVD it would not be very interesting because HD-DVD sucks for recording in comparison with Blu-ray imo. HD-DVD won’t even support DL burning (at least for HD-DVD-R and likely not for HD-DVD-RW either, at least not from the start). So it will be 15 GB HD-DVD-R vs. 50 GB BD-R and I know what I prefer of those :slight_smile:

Would be nice to get 13GB of unchanged miniDV footage onto one cheap disc (finally). Two or more tapes on one disc would be even nicer. A lot depends on price and availability. Right now all they’re talking about is ultra-boring playback formats, like the world revolves around Hollywood. More focus on computer users (ie. common Joe) with real, everyday data archival needs would be nice. Blu-Ray certainly sounds better (on paper) for those tasks.