Lite-On promises PC Blu-ray bargain

Seems the PS3 is not the only route to cheap hi-def thrills. Phillips partner, Lite-On, is getting ready to debut a cut-price Blu-ray drive for PC mov

Seems the PS3 is not the only route to cheap hi-def thrills. Phillips partner, Lite-On, is getting ready to debut a cut-price Blu-ray drive for PC movie watchers for a mere £125.Natch it won't burn BD discs but it will spin them and, provided you have a HDCP compatible graphics card such as the bargain basement ATI Radeon HD 2400, you can watch Blu-ray movies to your heart’s content on your monitor or an attached HD-ready TV.Incidentally, it turns out that the Xbox 360's external HD DVD drive is compatible with Windows XP should you want to watch a spot of Transformers with your Spiderman 3.So that's a Blu-ray and HD DVD setup for less than the price of a single standalone player. Time to wheel the PC into the living room wethinks.Essentials Lite-On DH-4O1S Price: £125 On sale: December (in Japan) Contact: Lite-On Related stories: Pioneer breeds bargain Blu-rayLG preps another drive for all discs Pioneer joins Blu-Ray drive party