AOpen claims that it will begin selling Blu-ray drives for PCs by the end of November. Expect to pay a premium for the drives at this time. Remember when DVD-RW first came out? I think you could probably have bought a whole PC for what it cost for one of those drives. Now, they are almost standard in any new PC. So do yourself a favour and don't rush out and buy a Blu-ray drive, no matter how tempting it is - unless you are completely loaded, of course.

'When they are first launched, Blu-ray drives will be sold at a premium,' Mike Chiang, senior director, AOpen told ITP Technology. 'This is no different from when dual-layer DVD writers and DVD/CD-RW combo drives first made their way on to the market. Those drives too were sold at premiums when they were first launched.'