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Philips announced a Blu-ray burner that can also handle CDs and DVDs, and it's called—wait for it—the TripleWriter.

It handles BR-ROM, BD-R and BR-RE media at 2x, but its downfall is the price: $1045. It includes that loathsome Nero 7, which is capable of Blu-ray activities but we found it to be as insinuating and presumptuous as RealPlayer.


If you have over a grand to blow on a burner that will cost $99 a year from now, the TripleWriter will be available in August.

Philips TripleWriter all-in-one PC Writer [uber gizmo]