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Sony announced its Blu-ray equipped VGX-XL202 media center box a while back and a full review has finally appeared. This looks like it could be the ultimate media center PC with a Blu-ray re-writer, HDMI and HDCP enabled NVidia graphics, integrated wireless, gigabit ethernet, digital TV tuner and twin hard disks. Unfortunately it doesn't come cheap.

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Sony Vaio VGX-XL202 Media Center PC with Blu-ray Drive

This week sees the release of Blu-ray, the first of the next generation high definition optical discs formats to hit the UK. The format is most closely associated with Sony, but the first dedicated drive is actually available from Samsung. Sony is not ignoring the launch of its own format however. We've already looked at the impressive Vaio VGN-AR21S notebook that features an integrated Blu-ray drive and now Sony has put another Blu-ray notebook drive into it's latest desktop Media Center system - the VGX-XL202. This is essentially the same as the VGX-XL201 but with the addition of the Blu-ray drive, for which you'll pay an extra

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I don't get it. Its not that expensive.

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I was just looking at the absolute price of 1500 pounds or whatever. $3000 US roughly. Its more expensive then your average net surfer/recipe computer, but its not even close to a high end system cost.

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My girlfriend paid $1300 for a Dell with half those specs. So the price on that isn't that bad at all.

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Wrong forum? There's a technology forum for this?

 

 

 

Not interested in this in the slightest. Blu-ray systems are overly priced.

 

Agreed, waiting for the PS3. Once thats out we'll see which format wins out, Blu-Ray or HD-DVD.

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