HD DVD drives

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by stretch69, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. stretch69

    stretch69 Member

    Are there any Hd DVD drives out on the market yet other than the xbox 360 drive? And if so where can I find one?
  2. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    I haven't heard of any standalone HD-DVD drives for a PC, but I know they have HD-DVD drives for your TV. Some computers (I think Toshiba) come with an HD-DVD drive built-in.
  3. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    HP has one to but not on the market yet.
  4. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Some Acer laptops come bundled with hd-dvd drives as well.
  5. Octavean

    Octavean Well-Known Member

    The HP HD100 is currently on sale now at newegg:


    HP 2.4X HD DVD-ROM, 5X DVD-ROM, 14X CD-ROM USB 2.0 External HD DVD-ROM reader Model HD100 - Retail

    Unfortunately, it is $429.99 now and $379.99 after $50 rebate. Its probably basically the same as the Xbox HD DVD (ROM) drive but cost about twice as much. The HP HD100 does come with PowerDVD 6.5 HD DVD Edition.

    PowerDVD 6.5 isn’t likely Vista compliant and is an earlier implementation but it should have some functionality in XP

    PowerDVD (7.1-7.2) Ultra is a newer implementation and should be Vista compliant.

    Given the price of the HP HD100 it would actually be cheaper to buy the Xbox HD DVD drive and Cyberlink PowerDVD Ultra by aproximitly ~$100 and PowerDVD Ultra should also assure better Vista support.
  6. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    At that price I suggest to just get the HD-DVD drive that you can get with Xbox 360 as it is only 200.00 and even cheaper at walmart.
  7. stevelot

    stevelot Member

    They show one for about $475 on their web site.
  8. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    Xbox 360 external HDD?
  9. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    No it is an HP HD-DVD Drive.
  10. Octavean

    Octavean Well-Known Member

    Other then newegg, I see the HP HD100 HD DVD drive for a flat ~$499 at Compusa, Circuitcity and so on.

    One thing that is odd is that HP systems with HD DVD drives seem to come with a program called HP “PlayDVD HD DVD” which is presumably an upgraded version of the older HP “PlayDVD” that only played DVDs.

    One has to wonder what software player this OEM HP “PlayDVD HD DVD” is based on and why it wasn’t included with the HP HD100 HD DVD drive,….?

    HP info Linkage with screenshot of PlayDVD HD DVD: