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Windows 7: Blu-ray Player for my Computer

31 Dec 2010   #11
Ponmayilal

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

If what you need is only a Blu-ray BDROM player then go for Plextor PX-B120U High Speed External USB BDROM drive. Cost less than $100.

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31 Dec 2010   #12
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ponmayilal View Post
If what you need is only a Blu-ray BDROM player then go for Plextor PX-B120U High Speed External USB BDROM drive. Cost less than $100.

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Plexor is a quality drive but if your going to only have the use of one slot your going to want a writer as well. I own the LG. WH10LS30K with Lghtscribe.
This is is the one, only now you can get it by the 31st with 3d software and 3d glasses $99.99. It's been a solid drive .Newegg.com - LG WH10LS30K 10X Blu-ray Burner - LightScribe Support - Bulk - Blu-Ray Burners
Another plus is your standard DVD's even look amazingly better.
Fabe
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31 Dec 2010   #13
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ponmayilal View Post
If what you need is only a Blu-ray BDROM player then go for Plextor PX-B120U High Speed External USB BDROM drive. Cost less than $100.

Attachment 127847
Plexor is a quality drive but if your going to only have the use of one slot your going to want a writer as well. I own the LG. WH10LS30K with Lghtscribe.
This is is the one, only now you can get it by the 31st with 3d software and 3d glasses $99.99. It's been a solid drive .Newegg.com - LG WH10LS30K 10X Blu-ray Burner - LightScribe Support - Bulk - Blu-Ray Burners
Another plus is your standard DVD's even look amazingly better.
Fabe
She posted an external BD Drive from Plextor, so the stock drive can stay in the PC.
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31 Dec 2010   #14
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't presently have a BR player, but don't you have to be concerned about your other components and software supporting HDCP?
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31 Dec 2010   #15
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I don't presently have a BR player, but don't you have to be concerned about your other components and software supporting HDCP?
Yes! I was scrolling through this whole thread wondering why that wasn't mentioned. Your graphics card and monitor both need to support HDCP.

I just looked up the OP's system and if it has the Intel X4500 graphics, that supports HDCP. However, the OP will have to check if their monitor is HDCP compliant.
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31 Dec 2010   #16
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I don't presently have a BR player, but don't you have to be concerned about your other components and software supporting HDCP?
Yes! I was scrolling through this whole thread wondering why that wasn't mentioned. Your graphics card and monitor both need to support HDCP.

I just looked up the OP's system and if it has the Intel X4500 graphics, that supports HDCP. However, the OP will have to check if their monitor is HDCP compliant.
Only if all the connections are Digital. you don't need HDCP with a VGA connection.
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31 Dec 2010   #17
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I don't presently have a BR player, but don't you have to be concerned about your other components and software supporting HDCP?
Yes! I was scrolling through this whole thread wondering why that wasn't mentioned. Your graphics card and monitor both need to support HDCP.

I just looked up the OP's system and if it has the Intel X4500 graphics, that supports HDCP. However, the OP will have to check if their monitor is HDCP compliant.
Only if all the connections are Digital. you don't need HDCP with a VGA connection.
True, you don't need HDCP to display over VGA, but you cut the resolution in half by doing so if ICT is enabled.
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31 Dec 2010   #18
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

To add more to the mix, you'll also need Blu-Ray playback software like AnyDVD, PowerDVD, or something of the like so budget for that (or find a blu-ray player that comes bundled with the software).
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31 Dec 2010   #19
Ponmayilal

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

AnyDVD is not a blu-ray player.It is a Windows-based driver that works automatically in the background to unprotect encrypted movie DVDs.AnyDVD HD adds the functionality to HD-DVDs and BDs. These can also rip DVDs and BDs besides enabling one to play any region DVDs and BDs. It also defeats the HDCP requirements of your video card and monitor. Effective 01 Jan 2011,lifetime subscription will no longer be available. One has to buy only period-limited subscriptions and keep renewing it. So if you want to buy a lifetime license hurry up.

The blu-ray player software are Cyberlink Power DVD/Media Suite 10 Ultra, Arcsoft Total Media Theater, Corel WinDVD and Nero Video Premium HD/Multimedia suite 10 Platinum HD.

Most retail ( and not OEM) BDROM players bundle Power DVD 9 capable of Blu-ray playback while most BD burners bundle Cyberlink's Bluray suite that includes the BD player plus the burning software among others.
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31 Dec 2010   #20
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

On Newegg it's hit and miss with an OEM if your going to get the software or not, so yea it is also a consideration. I picked up a copy of Power DVD10 Mark II 3D for $53.00 on Amazon.
Plus you need to upgrade the software every now and then for some of the newer BDdvd's
I was lucky and got the software for my drive which also came with automatic firmware update program. Which was nice.
Fabe
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