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HD DVD and Sony XL1B
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Just thinking out loud really...I've not opened it up but I'm guessing that inside the Sony XL1B there is a DVD drive (or the innards of one) like you would find on a PC.

Now I'm wondering if it's possible to replace the current drive with something like the LG drive that plays BR and HD DVD's?

I've never seen an actual BR or HD disc, are they the same size as a DVD/CD so they will fit in the disc carrousel?

It seems the DVD drive in the XL1B currently is recognised by the PC as another drive, so with drivers for the HD drive even though it's in the XL1B it will be recognised??

Anyway, it's probably a long shot but if it were possible to use the XL1B with an HD drive and a bit of faffing around I'd ditch the regular DVD's and start updating to HD!!!!
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I would love to have my 400 DVD changer updated to HDDVD capability.... got a feeling it is more than just changing the laser on mine though.
jmwhooper Wrote:Just thinking out loud really...I've not opened it up but I'm guessing that inside the Sony XL1B there is a DVD drive (or the innards of one) like you would find on a PC.

Now I'm wondering if it's possible to replace the current drive with something like the LG drive that plays BR and HD DVD's?

I've never seen an actual BR or HD disc, are they the same size as a DVD/CD so they will fit in the disc carrousel?

It seems the DVD drive in the XL1B currently is recognised by the PC as another drive, so with drivers for the HD drive even though it's in the XL1B it will be recognised??

Anyway, it's probably a long shot but if it were possible to use the XL1B with an HD drive and a bit of faffing around I'd ditch the regular DVD's and start updating to HD!!!!
tia, Ron

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