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Need A Blu-Ray Drive For HTPC

Post by Apoptosis » Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:13 pm

What is the best bang for the buck drive on the market today?

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Re: Need A Blu-Ray Drive For HTPC

Post by FZ1 » Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:35 pm

According to Newegg, you've got 2 options...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductLi ... toreType=0
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Re: Need A Blu-Ray Drive For HTPC

Post by InspectahACE » Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:10 pm

I have the Lite-On drive and I think it's an excellent choice..not sure of the other one FZ1 posted on the link but can't be too bad if it's Sony
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Re: Need A Blu-Ray Drive For HTPC

Post by Clouseau » Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:39 pm

I have had absolutely no problems with the Pioneer BDC-2202. You would need to check with the Pioneer website to make sure it is compatable with the SATA chipset going to be used and PowerDVD has no problems recognizing it.
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Re: Need A Blu-Ray Drive For HTPC

Post by DaddyRabbit » Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:52 am

I know you said HTPC and AFIK the above linked drives are good.

I think I'm going to get one of these though (supports just about everything)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6827136137

Expensive if you just need to play Blu-Ray movies though :)
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Re: Need A Blu-Ray Drive For HTPC

Post by stopthekilling77 » Sun Aug 31, 2008 1:57 pm

It doesn't say it plays them, just says it burns them o.O
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Re: Need A Blu-Ray Drive For HTPC

Post by DaddyRabbit » Sun Aug 31, 2008 2:37 pm

stopthekilling77 wrote:It doesn't say it plays them, just says it burns them o.O
This link http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6827136137

Under "Features" in the specifications (I know, quite confusing) reads:

Read Speed:
BD-R: 6x Max
BD-R (DL): 4.8x Max
BD-RE: 2x Max
BD-RE: (DL) 2x Max
BD-ROM: 6x Max
BD-ROM (DL): 4.8x Max
HD DVD-ROM: 3x Max
HD DVD-ROM: (DL) 3x Max

Average Access Time:
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Re: Need A Blu-Ray Drive For HTPC

Post by stopthekilling77 » Sun Aug 31, 2008 5:53 pm

Figured I missed it somewhere in there lol

Pricey :shock: but if it does everything you want it to, go for it!
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Re: Need A Blu-Ray Drive For HTPC

Post by Zertz » Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:17 pm

DaddyRabbit wrote:I think I'm going to get one of these though (supports just about everything)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6827136137
In a few years they'll need a whole page just to list everything it can read and burn... :shock:

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Re: Need A Blu-Ray Drive For HTPC

Post by Alathald » Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:33 pm

DaddyRabbit wrote:(supports just about everything)
Where do I plug in the tape drive? :finga:

Pretty awesome drive but still just a bit pricey for me.
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Re: Need A Blu-Ray Drive For HTPC

Post by aircommando13 » Mon Sep 01, 2008 4:47 pm

How does it compare to the blu ray drive on standalone blu ray players?
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Re: Need A Blu-Ray Drive For HTPC

Post by camaroguy1998 » Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:05 am

I just received this in the daily Newegg email.

LG- HD-DVD/BluRay/DVD-RW and LightScribe $124.99(free shipping) Thats hard to beat!
http://promotions.newegg.com/NEemail/Se ... -Moredeals
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Re: Need A Blu-Ray Drive For HTPC

Post by vbironchef » Fri Sep 05, 2008 3:35 pm

If you really need one then I would go with LG. I am still waiting because I think Blue-Ray doesn't have the consumer behind it yet. I don't think it is ready for prime time, even if the prices are dropping. Most people are buying dvd players that upscale to 1080p.

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Re: Need A Blu-Ray Drive For HTPC

Post by Apoptosis » Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:35 pm

camaroguy1998 wrote:I just received this in the daily Newegg email.

LG- HD-DVD/BluRay/DVD-RW and LightScribe $124.99(free shipping) Thats hard to beat!
http://promotions.newegg.com/NEemail/Se ... -Moredeals
I placed an order for one of these today and it will be here Friday, so I'll let you know how it works out. Thanks for pointing the lower price as I got a price match!

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Re: Need A Blu-Ray Drive For HTPC

Post by Apoptosis » Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:20 pm

I ordered this drive yesterday and got it today even though it was shipped ground:
EARTH CITY,
MO, US 09/10/2008 4:32 A.M. OUT FOR DELIVERY
09/10/2008 2:18 A.M. ARRIVAL SCAN
MEMPHIS,
TN, US 09/09/2008 9:45 P.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
09/09/2008 5:55 P.M. ORIGIN SCAN
US 09/09/2008 11:16 P.M. BILLING INFORMATION RECEIVED
Insane!!!

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Re: Need A Blu-Ray Drive For HTPC

Post by DaddyRabbit » Wed Sep 10, 2008 4:49 pm

Pulled the trigger myself and ordered one an hour ago, haven't recieved it yet :-k WTF?

I'll post when I get it in, now gotta' go get some HD-DVD and Blu-Ray titles to test it :)
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Re: Need A Blu-Ray Drive For HTPC

Post by camaroguy1998 » Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:10 am

I was going to be a hold out but I just couldn't resist!
Ordered one with 1 day estimated delivery! Newegg Rocks!


Apop...What program do you plan on using to watch BluRay Movies?
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Re: Need A Blu-Ray Drive For HTPC

Post by Apoptosis » Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:58 am

camaroguy1998 wrote:I was going to be a hold out but I just couldn't resist!
Ordered one with 1 day estimated delivery! Newegg Rocks!


Apop...What program do you plan on using to watch BluRay Movies?
PowerDVD 7.3 Ultra, so I can watch both HD DVD and BluRay with it!

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Re: Need A Blu-Ray Drive For HTPC

Post by Apoptosis » Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:42 pm

so far I'm very happy with my $125 purchase as I've played DVD's, Blu Ray and HD-DVD's with the LG player and it works great. I ran all three movie formats with PowerDVD 7.3 Ultra and they all looked great.

Here is a picture as I'm from the show me state and I really did order one in.
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Re: Need A Blu-Ray Drive For HTPC

Post by DaddyRabbit » Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:59 pm

camaroguy1998 wrote:I was going to be a hold out but I just couldn't resist!
Ordered one with 1 day estimated delivery! Newegg Rocks!


Apop...What program do you plan on using to watch BluRay Movies?
Agreed 'bout the Egg. Ordered yesterday (thanks for the tip camaroguy, saved me $15) shipped this AM.

Was planning on using WMP but I guess that's a no-go (at least for full compatibility) so I ordered this (seemed like the best options for the price):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 81620017SF

Maybe I'll like this better than my Nero 7. I'm not doing an HTPC (yet) and just wanting to do HD-DVD and BD on my 1080p Gateway. Went out and got "Stargate Continuum" on Blu-Ray today and am looking forward to this as a gift:

http://www.amazon.com/Star-Trek-Origina ... 479&sr=1-5



Think I'll do a quick "user review" when the LG arrives on my doorstep :)
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