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nonrev
02-25-2008, 04:02 AM
I guess they will focus on downloading. Microsoft pulls plug on HD DVD players - News - MSNBC.com (http://www.cnbc.com/id/23321813/)

rockymtnhigh
02-25-2008, 08:34 AM
I guess I am not surprised; what incentive do they have to keep making them? But I have one already, so I am happy - and it works with a PC. :)

jgantert
02-25-2008, 09:15 AM
I see Best Buy has them for $49 now. Very tempted to pick one up for my PC. I've been able to successfully take a HD DVD rip and convert it to Blu-Ray. If I pickup this drive, I could do that with all my HD DVDs, and would truely be purple. :)

Plus, I think you still get the 5 free movies. Bonus.

dtanderson
02-25-2008, 09:47 AM
I just ordered me one. At $50 it was too hard to turn down especially since it can be hooked to my PC and be used to rip my HD DVD movies....

ripnbigc
02-25-2008, 10:16 AM
This sounds great, how does it hook to the PC?

akodoreign
02-25-2008, 10:40 AM
This sounds great, how does it hook to the PC?

Just plug it in via USB. Vista finds it automatically and installs it. You will have to download the driver for it if you are using XP.

ripnbigc
02-25-2008, 10:41 AM
Thanks. Where do I get the driver download?

akodoreign
02-25-2008, 11:04 AM
Thanks. Where do I get the driver download?

Xbox 360 HD-DVD PC driver Released! [Archive] - AVForums (http://www.avforums.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-422614.html)

ripnbigc
02-25-2008, 11:05 AM
Thanks for your help.

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