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17 June 2006
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Buffalo HDV-ROM2.4FB - the first HD DVD player for PC



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Buffalo has now launched the first HD DVD player for PCs and its HDV-ROM2.4FB unit is manufactured by Toshiba. The same company which makes the HD DVD unit for Xbox 360's external HD DVD player. Even if it has turned out that you can get this external Xbox player to work with a regular PC, Buffalo HDV-ROM2.4FB is the first commercial HD DVD player to be sold separately using an ATAPI interface. The player will be shipped with PowerDVD HD DVD Edition for playing HD DVD movies and will arrive with a price at 338 USD. This price is from the Japanese launch though so a higher price in the rest of the world wouldn't be that much of a surprise.
This is just one out of many HD DVD players that will arrive for PCs and we're eager to see a comparison between the models. Especially how they compare to the Blu-ray models on the same market.
 
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[url]http://www.engadget.com/2006/12/06/buffalo-announces-worlds-first-hd-dvd-drive-for-pcs-xbox-hd/[/url]


Hard to believe, but this HDV-ROM2.4FB drive from Buffalo (OEMed by Toshiba) marks a world's first HD DVD drive for PCs. Sure, the Toshiba Qosmio and other media savvy boxes already ship with integrated HD DVD, but you're not going to find any ATAPI HD DVD drives sold independently for PCs. It ships with the third party, PowerDVD HD DVD Edition software required to watch your MPAA-friendly high-def titles in XP or Vista and reads DVD±R/RW and DVD±R/R DL, DVD-ROM and CD-R/RW/ROM formats as you'd expect. At ¥38,850 (about $338) it's a pretty good deal when these ship at the end of the month in Japan, right? Sure, but the $199 Tosh-built Xbox 360 HD DVD player is already out and perfectly capable of pumping HD DVD vids natively under Vista (and even XP after some found driver magic) after installing the appropriate media application. Decisions, decisions.