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Windows 7: Blu-ray Player for my Computer

31 Dec 2010   #21
BinkerNate

Windows 7
 
 

Is there a way to know your computer is all good to support the change?

Also, is there a way to NOT replace the DVD player with a blu-ray one, and instead just connect a player to the computer and have it sit right next to it?


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31 Dec 2010   #22
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Plextor make a external blue ray rom drive. Out of stock on Newegg right now.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-060-_-Product
Their are other manufactures. also.
Fabe
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01 Jan 2011   #23
Ponmayilal

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BinkerNate View Post
Is there a way to know your computer is all good to support the change?

Also, is there a way to NOT replace the DVD player with a blu-ray one, and instead just connect a player to the computer and have it sit right next to it?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
Plextor make a external blue ray rom drive. Out of stock on Newegg right now.
Newegg.com - PLEXTOR Black 4X BD-ROM 8X DVD-ROM 24X CD-ROM USB External Blu-ray Drive Model PX-B120U
Their are other manufactures. also.
Fabe
Plextor PX-B120U, that was the picture I posted in my post #11 in this thread. I purchased it from Newegg in Oct 2010 since it was cheaper there. You can still get it from amazon.com and other vendors, but prices vary.

To test your system, download the Cyberlink BD and 3D Advisor from CyberLink Blu-ray Disc Support and run it.

I also have a Sony-Optiarc BC-5500S BD ROM USB external drive bought from ebay USA. Just search for USB external BDROM drives in newegg, amazon, ebay and you may get a good number of them.

These are basically OEM drives used by DELL, HP and others in their laptops, but put in an external casing. You will not get any software bundled with them.

But unlike the Plextor PX-B120U which is read only for all optical media BD/DVD/CD, these lappy drives can only read BDs but read/write DVD/CD.

Since you already have a DVD/CD writer, your choice naturally will point to the Plextor unit. Its a real nice thing to have since it is portable and USB powered. I actually took the pictures for writing a user-review ; it never materialised but you can google and read a lot of reviews on it. ( I never buy anything without going through all available reviews )
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03 Jan 2011   #24
BinkerNate

Windows 7
 
 

Yeah its a slim model; I really like the Plextor external and want that but how do I know if my machione can support...anything to require it?

Sounds like I'm asking the same question, huh?
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03 Jan 2011   #25
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BinkerNate View Post
Yeah its a slim model; I really like the Plextor external and want that but how do I know if my machione can support...anything to require it?

Sounds like I'm asking the same question, huh?
You just need a spare USB 2.0 port for it.

Only downside to that external drive is it's only a 4X speed. Might not be a problem for most blu-rays, but newer blu-ray disks might have longer load times.
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