Thread: drive recommendations
10-05-2008 05:18 PM #1Member
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- Nov 2006
Can anyone recommend a blu-ray drive (the computer variety that is)? Do they have similiar problems to older models when it comes to playing the disks? Also, does it come with the software to play the movies?
10-06-2008 12:00 AM #2
I have the Super Multi Blue LG drive
It does HD DVD and Blu-ray and has been flawless!!!
The software that comes with it is PowerDVD 7 but it is only the 2.0 ch audio version. You have to upgade to the full version in order to get full 5.1 7.1 sound. The ironic thing is, their current version of the PowerDVD software version 8 does not support HD DVD any longer. This means you would have to purchase one of their competitors software players such as:
Corel WinDVD 9
If you don't have any need for HD DVD playback, then I would suggest checking over here for some recommendations or check avs forums.
JACBlu-ray Player w/ Harmony Adapter
+ Win7 Home Premium HTPC
Panasonic Plasma TC-P54G10
Panasonic SA-BX500 Receiver
SVS 5.1 inc. SVS PB12-NSD Sub
10-06-2008 07:16 AM #3
I've got the same drive and its great. Newegg and Frys have had it for $140. Also Lite-on makes a drive as well that has received good reviews and it can be found for around $110.Video: 70" JVC HD-70G886, Denon 2807, Toshiba HD-A2, Toshiba BDX2000, aTV, SageTV
Audio: Athena WS-100 (F), WS-60 (C,SL/R), WS-15 (SBL/R), AS-P4100
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