NEC Develops Chipset For Blu-Ray / HD-DVD Recorder

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In what could be deemed as possibly the most intelligent course of action in the HD-DVD and Blu-RAY format war; Japanese electronics manufacturer NEC are developing a chipset which can read and write both.

According to our source, NEC is already shipping chipsets which can read both the discs to manufacturers. The chipset when developed will look like a normal optical drive on your PC but will connect using the new SATA II or Parallel ATA interface. The drive will support recording HD-DVD and Blu-Ray discs at 5X, DVD±R/±RW/-RAM at 16X and CD-R/-RW at 48X.

NEC expects the chipset to be in mass production by Q4 2006, and by the start of 2007, 300,000 chips will be produced monthly.

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09-10-2006, 08:50:50

Jim
This information has been updated and can now be found here:

http://www.overclock3d.net/articles.php?/misc_content/overclock3d_awards/1

09-10-2006, 12:17:03

FragTek
Wirelessly posted (LG Fusic: Opera/8.01 (J2ME/MIDP; Opera Mini/2.0.4719/1372; en; U; ssr))

this sounds like a good change. can awards be combined for a single review?

09-10-2006, 12:22:53

llwyd
[QUOTE=FragTek]Wirelessly posted (LG Fusic: Opera/8.01 (J2ME/MIDP; Opera Mini/2.0.4719/1372; en; U; ssr))

this sounds like a good change. can awards be combined for a single review?[/QUOTE]

yea pretty sure they can. this does seem fairer and more appropriate

09-10-2006, 12:38:10

Raven
looks like a good idea from my point of view :)

09-10-2006, 13:45:38

Jim
[quote=FragTek]Wirelessly posted (LG Fusic: Opera/8.01 (J2ME/MIDP; Opera Mini/2.0.4719/1372; en; U; ssr))

this sounds like a good change. can awards be combined for a single review?[/quote]

Yep, several awards can be combined. For example a review could receive Editors Choice, Value for $$$ and Gamers Choice all for one item (if we thought it good enough ;) )

03-04-2007, 18:19:36

ai_01
this is purely a suggestion however i was thinking about the ranking products, right now its based on purely a 10 point scale for each category, (Price, Performance, and Presentation) To me this is kind of vauge, as in rating it high for price for the specific product or in the category of the product? Same thing goes with performance too, not so much on presentation. To make the rating of the product more understandable i would think it would be better to have something as a price vs performance ratio, quality of the product. Again this is purley a suggestion just wanted to know what the mods and others thought.

03-04-2007, 19:14:02

Kempez
Not sure what you mean. The scoring system reflects what we think of the product and how it related price vs performance overall for that product in relation to the market

I don't think we could rank products tbh, or risk ending up having pointless charts that mean nothing

If you could explain further?

31-12-2007, 13:05:42

Jim
The award system has been given a spring clean. Check out all of our awards and what they mean here:

http://www.overclock3d.net/articles.php?/misc_content/overclock3d_awards/1
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