Blu-Ray drive

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  1. Gob

    Gob Illusion, Michael. A trick is something a whore do OT Supporter

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    Anyone have experience with the Lite-On Blu-Ray drive Newegg is selling for 179.99? It seems like an inexpensive way to add an HD format to my HTPC.

    Reviews on newegg are a bit iffy sometimes, usually posted less than a week after purchase, but it seems like software might be an issue.

    Should I wait for a while or just do it?
     
  2. Chris

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    it doesnt burn blu-ray, which is the complaint most people on here have with it. And Ive read the same newegg reviews you have and it seems the software could stand to have an update, mostly dealing with HD audio
     
  3. Gob

    Gob Illusion, Michael. A trick is something a whore do OT Supporter

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    It doesn't bother me that it doesn't burn. I'd just like a Blu-ray player, and figured since I've got an HTPC this would be the cheapest way to add HD.
    I'd think that besides PowerDVD (bundled software) there would be alternatives out there.:dunno:
     
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    Nothing free (legally, that is)
     
  5. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    better make sure your system is up to processing hd video

    i remember paying $225 for a dvd player several years ago
     
  6. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I don't know, is there a media player that will play a ripped dvd file now?

    If so, then you could rip the disc to your hard drive, and play it like a normal media file.

    You wouldn't have to worry about crappy software that way.
     
  7. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    I have an LG GGC-H20L HDDVD/BR combo drive. Not much more expensive. Around $220 in Canada. I find it very good. Although the OEM software it comes with is awful.
     
  8. Gob

    Gob Illusion, Michael. A trick is something a whore do OT Supporter

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    Sounds like its time for me to put a little research into playback software.
     
  9. eideteker

    eideteker Who jarked off in my frakkin' coffee? OT Supporter

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    If I read your question right, yes - my LG DVD home-theater-in-a-box plays DiVX/XViD files just fine. They don't even look like crap. ;)
     
  10. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    The full version of Cyberlink PowerDVD is awesome. Actually it is the only software that fully supports Blu-ray & HD DVD.
     
  11. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I didn't say that right. I meant is there a media player that would play the ripped blue-ray file.
     

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