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Tearing apart HD-DVD player


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Tearing apart HD-DVD player

By now we all know that Toshiba has released its HD-DVD drive to the wild. Some people didn’t care, while others had to be the first to own one. For Lorin Thwaits, being among the first to own one wasn’t enough. He ran out and bought one and then took it home. Before even plugging it in, he disassembled the entire HD-DVD player.

 

In his tear down article he explains that the HD-DVD player actually includes a Pentium 4 2.5GHz processor and 1GB of PC2700 memory. No wonder they cost $500 each. The HD-DVD player also included a standard IDE HD-DVD player. One can only wonder if you could actually plug this into your PC while running Vista.

 

The Toshiba player runs on Red Hat using a 256MB USB flash memory module that was originally formatted with FAT32, and then repartitioned with ext2fs. There is also a tear down video available. Props to this guy for having the guts to tear apart his brand new HD-DVD player without even plugging it in!

 

View: Tear down video bottom of the article.

 

http://www.neowin.net/index.php?act=view&id=33079

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Wow, one really has to be impressed what this dude has done in regards to all his findings :) On the other hand, I think he has to much time on his hands and probably a lot of money to burn. Still, that's how we all learn and how technology continues to grow.

 

Very interesting BLOG ml. Thanks for sharing

 

Frank....

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Very interesting BLOG ml. Thanks for sharing

 

Frank....

 

I just copied the link from the bottom of the link that cdanteek posted. It was easy to overlook, so it was easier to copy it than to try to explain how to find it.

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