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Acer Joins BDA

Posted August 30, 2007 11:17 AM by Josh Dreuth

IFAThe Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) has announced that Acer has joined the Blu-ray disc association. Acer is a computer manufacturer who recently announced plans to purchase US-based PC manufacturer Gateway. Acer plans to add Blu-ray players and burners to their line of desktop and laptop PCs.


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groovyone
  Aug 30, 2007
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Another one in the mix!

stockstar1138
  Aug 30, 2007
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huge. a rising laptop company just went neutral. they are now in the top 5 of best selling laptops in the nation. bda just gained even more support. i think i know why there was a desperate bid at Paramount, this news has been huge today.

Sonny
  Aug 30, 2007
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I love this!!

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that1guystudios
  Aug 30, 2007
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This could potentially be a pretty big deal later!

ussrelativity
  Aug 30, 2007
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Wow! I refresh the home page after a few minutes, and even more amazing news appears!

Blu-ray San
  Aug 30, 2007
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This Acer bit may seem like nothing....but it is indeed HUGE for Blu-ray!!!

stockstar1138
  Aug 30, 2007
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so isn't tosh the only hd dvd exclusive laptop maker now???? and very, very few manufactures make hd dvd players, and only 3 hollywood studios put movies on hd dvd, so how is this format healthy and coming back????

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jason_grumpy
  Aug 30, 2007
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And this is just the first day.. Oh my. This weeks going to be interesting, and I especially look forward to Labor Day.
BluFox
  Aug 30, 2007
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Hang on wasn't Acer supporting HD-DUD?

andyparhelia
  Aug 30, 2007
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Acer do well in Europe, I work in IT in Ireland and we buy a lot of Acer laptops for our Reps - cheap and reliable

monkeyman905
  Aug 30, 2007
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My head hurts!! This is all 2 much! How can HD-Dead survive?

stockstar1138
  Aug 30, 2007
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monkeyman, they won't, thats why they had to offer the big bucks to paramount (not even that great of an hd studio) just to stay in the game past xmas. this war would have been over otherwise. it still will be just a little later and at a steep price for toshiba/ms. no cheap chinese player or transformers in hd dvd is going to save it.

TruBlu2
  Aug 30, 2007
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A HUGE day for BD and the BDA!!!!!!!!!!!!

More news to come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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DAMNSAM77
  Aug 30, 2007
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This might be the biggest news out of IFA so far!!! Seriously!!! ACER , soon to aquire Gateway, lets not forget ACER is the budget laptop/Pc market king! sO i smel an Acer laptop with BD player for $999 or less? WOW I am sooooo happy today, its like I won a lottery or something...my 50 Bluray movies collection will continue to grow, targeting 75+ bluray movies by year end!!!

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DAMNSAM77
  Aug 30, 2007
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stockstar <---did you even look at Paramount's old BD list? Here is a link...Out of maybe 25-30 movies, I cant bring myself to buy anything from their studio other than Payback, and MAYBE the Italian Job...I have almost 50 BD movies now, and NONE of them are Paramount, and I wont buy the BD left overs, let them sit on the shelves and collect dust with the HDDVD reelases!

Here is the very short and unattractive list of BD releases from Crapamount!

http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/paramountbluraylist.html (dont bother buying any of them - no one likes leftovers)

E-Dogg
  Aug 30, 2007
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Great news....After X-mas it's a downward spiral for HD-DVD.

stockstar1138
  Aug 30, 2007
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i said it wasn't a great hd studio. they've released nothing! only movie i have from them is the untouchables.

GSX600F
  Aug 30, 2007
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HUGE NEWS!!!! Acer is very big here in germany!!!

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Blu Titan
  Aug 30, 2007
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This is AWESOME news. The growth of Blu is going to surge after this show.

Dave
  Aug 30, 2007
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GO BLU-RAY!!!

CptGreedle
  Aug 30, 2007
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WOW!
Acer? That is awesome! More Power to the Blu!

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gvortex7
  Aug 30, 2007
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I love my Acer laptop that I got a few months ago, but if they release a new model that is Blu-ray equipped later this year then I'm buying it.

GSX600F
  Aug 30, 2007
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If the studios cant chose a format winner!!

The computer industry will!!! Apple, DELL and Acer speaks for them self!!

kaliraver
  Aug 30, 2007
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Wow, I think so far this could potentially be the biggest announcement so far since Acer so going to be buying up Gateway and will be making it the 3rd biggest PC manufacturer in the US behind HP and Dell. This deal could put alot of Blu-Ray drives out to the PC market and increase Blu-Ray sales and hopefully also drive Blu-Ray drive, & media prices down. Take that Toshiba with your janky @$$ HD-DUD drives you want to use in your laptops next year!

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supersix4
  Aug 30, 2007
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thats huge since they are getting ready to buy gateway and become one of the top companys in the computer ind.

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Guinness7
  Aug 30, 2007
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Acers products are normally cheaper so this should get blu-ray into the hands of many more people.

w_tanoto
  Aug 30, 2007
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not surprised!!! Acer (at least in UK) has released BD notebook since December 2006 (see review on WhatLaptop December 2006 edition)

richard lichtenfelt
  Aug 30, 2007
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This is going to cause many people to read about blu-ray who haven't already when looking at computers. This is going to bring a huge amount of advertisement and exposure.

tru blu
  Aug 30, 2007
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Acer is also big in Australia. Bring it on. Blu Ray is gaing more support all the time.

Hear that... It's the sound of death creeping up on HD DVD....

May the Blu be with you...

Excalibur-king
  Aug 31, 2007
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I go VAIO > acer anyday,but this is good.

jctash
  Aug 31, 2007
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I think this is pretty important considering the own or will own gateway. It mean more players, more sales and more movies. While the gateway market isn't huge it will offer what dell has been offering and be competetive
warhawk21114
  Sep 01, 2007
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a low cost respectable computer with blu-ray, now were talkin. exposure is greater and more consumers will want to find out about their machines capablities and as the bulk of consumers are still on the side lines this may get some more to swing our way in the movie world

dgator783
  Sep 07, 2007
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the also now support HD DVD as well......


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