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Windows 7: Blu Ray Combo Drive


30 Jun 2010   #1

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 
Blu Ray Combo Drive

I found an offer for a new LG UH08LS10 drive for ~$85 shipped, after rebates which I'm considering. I know that the price is good, but I'm wondering how good that particular drive is? Currently, I don't have any Blu Ray disks, so it would only be of future use, and may not get tested in that fashion for a while.

I know that LG software is problematic, and since my PowerDVD 8 isn't Blu Ray enabled, I hope that whatever the drive includes works.


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30 Jun 2010   #2

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
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I know that LG software is problematic, and since my PowerDVD 8 isn't Blu Ray enabled, I hope that whatever the drive includes works.
in any case you can get MPC HC, freeware, and works perfectly for BR.

Cheers
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30 Jun 2010   #3

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

I have an LG Blu-Ray combo drive with HighDef DVD that I use in my Studio XPS 435T-9000 and it came with Cyberlink 8 which downloaded a patch when the Blu-Ray was installed and it play Blu-Ray and HD DVD's splendidly using MS drivers. I have made 25Gb BD's and 50Gb BE's as well as 4-8 and 16x DVD disks w/o issue. When I purchased a Blu-Ray slotless drive for my Alienware M17x I was pleased to see it was bundled with Cyberlink 8 as well and it too downloaded the patch when I installed a Blu-Ray disk in the drive and plays w/o issue, sounds like a good buy.
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30 Jun 2010   #4

 

You might want to consider going for a BD burner, the price has dropped considerably.

Here is a link to a very good buy on a 10X BD burner.

use this coupon code to get the price down to 125.00 shipped: Coupon Code: MLCK1864070630NL1

http://www.meritline.com/lg-10x-blu-...q_v=25f86ceafb
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30 Jun 2010   #5

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kipper View Post
You might want to consider going for a BD burner, the price has dropped considerably.

Here is a link to a very good buy on a 10X BD burner.

use this coupon code to get the price down to 125.00 shipped: Coupon Code: MLCK1864070630NL1

LG 10X Blu-ray Writer DVD Drive with Free Software, Model WH10LS30 - Meritline.com
That is quite tempting. My hesitation is the vender, because I have never done business with them before. I tend to be very careful about who I do business with...the only exception is when I use eBay, because I consider it somewhat of a defense against certain abuses. I'll have to think about it.

EDIT: Something that I have been wondering about, is whether one can use a burner like this to make a Blu Ray data disk...like a backup, using something like Acronis TI 2010?
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30 Jun 2010   #6

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

I don't see why it wouldn't I have Acronis and an LG burner with a 25Gb disk so I'll try it and let you know.
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30 Jun 2010   #7

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

After doing some Googling, I'm not so sure that I want a burner yet. It appears that none of the Blu Ray media is Lightscribe capable, and may not be able to create data disks, according to this thread:

LightScribe - Forums
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01 Jul 2010   #8

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
After doing some Googling, I'm not so sure that I want a burner yet. It appears that none of the Blu Ray media is Lightscribe capable, and may not be able to create data disks, according to this thread:

LightScribe - Forums
I am able to burn datadiscs on BR
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01 Jul 2010   #9

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

I was able to create a data disk yesterday as well but you are correct I have not seen any BR disks that were Lightscribe capable as yet.
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01 Jul 2010   #10

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fishnbanjo View Post
I was able to create a data disk yesterday as well but you are correct I have not seen any BR disks that were Lightscribe capable as yet.
I don't suppose that data disk was with TI, was it? I'm not sure that it matters, because the fastest Blu Ray media appears to be only 4x, which would be a slow burn with a large file like a backup image.
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