Hey guys, late last night I published an article on Blu-ray performance with NVIDIA's Ion platform. 

NVIDIA was quick to respond and they believe that the data isn't correct and want some time to re-create my environment and test the titles themselves. 

In the interest of being completely accurate I've pulled the article for now until I know for sure if the Blu-ray performance results are what I found. It's back to reviewing SSDs for me...
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  • requiemDMB - Thursday, April 30, 2009 - link

    So it's been 50 days since this article was originally posted/pulled... any chance it's really going to be revisited before the platform dies?

  • Ralos - Friday, March 27, 2009 - link

    So... what is happening?

    I was under the impression that the tests would be redone using a different version of PowerDVD or something and that we would have the updated results and opinion soon after.

    I got to read the original review. Anand was critic of the platform, saying that ION was trying to make something out of a netbook that netbooks were simply not aimed at and he was probably right.

    I'm worried a bit that the article has been removed and not updated because of pressure.

    Is there supposed to have an update?
  • deeznuts - Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - link

    are we still getting this or did nvidia put the clamps on it? not much longer it'll be off the front page :D
  • jackrabbix - Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - link

    I'm also interested if we're going to get a follow-up to this...

    (Funny how an NV article ended up turning into a discussion about tech longevity hehe)
  • yacoub - Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - link

    It's been seven months since the last one and much has changed - new products, new tech, etc. Looking forward to the new roundup and recommendations!
  • StormyParis - Sunday, March 15, 2009 - link

    Please do include a regular HDD for comparison. A French site did that recently, and the HDD turned out actually faster AND more energy efficient.

    My understanding at the moment is that SSDs are kinda competitive performance and power-wise if price is not an issue, and that long-term reliability is a big question mark.

    I actually fail to see any situation where paying up for an SSD makes sense, except when you have already bought everything else, or if you want bragging rights. Maybe as a dedicated OS/boot disk, but how much perf does that $80 actually buy me ? For my twice monthly reboot ?
  • slickwhick - Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - link

    The original article was extremely biased and flawed. It made Anand look like an idiot because he wasn't using hardware acceleration which is a must with the ION platform. It's like complaining that a graphics card doesn't work when in reality you forgot to turn the computer on.

    Seriously, Anand should really stop with the HTPC reviews because he sadly has no fucking clue. If he doesn't know how to enable something as simple as hardware acceleration, he is not qualified to write this review. He needs to put his ego in check and get someone credible to do the review.

  • ssj4Gogeta - Sunday, March 15, 2009 - link

    @slickwhick: LOL at you, just like everybody else is.
  • DigitalFreak - Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - link

    Where did it say he wasn't using HA?

    You're doing a much better job of making yourself look like an idiot than Anand ever has.
  • sprockkets - Thursday, March 12, 2009 - link

    Some people can't help but be absolute cynics.

    Of course, I've been reading Anand's stuff since the Geocities' days. While he doesn't do all the work here anymore, it still is a nice site.

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