These (Bluray drives) are interesting. I was looking around at them in the ultra slim variety for an HTPC. It was out of curiosity after reading an article in CPU magazine. Either way I was absolutely astounded at the price for the devices that fit in mini or ultra mini cases. If I am remembering correctly the price rang I saw was 149.99-599.99 for a DVD drive. Theses look faster and more capable, but of course there externals to.
WOW, neat. I don't see why everyone is pushing for 3D though. I mean it is neat to have but is it really needed? of course it would be neat to just have the feature, but watching a 3D movie at home just doesn't have that 3D feel anyways. However some games in 3D would be pretty epic to play xD...
There pushing it (Manufacturers) because there wallet's are hurting. The 3D TV thing I see as pretty much useless in many cases unless it is in a large display format like a huge LED or wall projection. A TV under 60-70" would just be to small it would seem to have much effect in 3D. I don't have one so I guess from that aspect I am not one to judge. Of course I am sure for those that have to have everything in TV's want one. I am not really looking for it. I do like it for one reason though it has lowered the price line of regular LED/LCD sets. Now on something like the EVO 3D or I think it is the Optimus 3D or something close I could see it, or on a camera because they would enable you to shoot 3D video.