Quote: Originally Posted by Tepid
Any Reader will only read discs. The first one listed above, will not burn anything.
The second one, ill burn both DVD's and BD's.
Look for the RW (Read/Write) and that will tell you.
The third one is actually not too bad... Plextor is a good Quality name and it's USB so you can use it anywhere as long as the video card can handle Hi-Def, if that is what you would be watching. All modern PC's of the last 2 years should be able to without a problem, going older you will need to test.
Second one Burns CD and DVD's and plays BluRays.
I have a Lite-On reader in one machine and an LG HD-DVD/BluRay/DVD combo drive in my main machine.
Bluray on a PC is nice to have but can be finicky at times.
The 2 mainstream Bluray programs are PowerDVD and Total Media Theater.
I also have a stand alone Panasonic Player that I use most of the time since it almost guaranteed to play without issues.