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Old 02-25-08, 05:20 PM   #1
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Default BD-ROM Drives for PC. Your thoughts?

well, im looking at getting a BD drive for my PC. i have a 42" HDTV at home that's 1080i. i would probably get the drive and then use the HDTV out with my 8800GT to play the movie on the TV.

how would the quality be if i were to do this? i know i wont have DTS and all the audio perks, but that's ok for now since my sound system is lacking anyways. would it still look ok? i mean, i could just run it at 1080p on my 24" Dell, but id like to output it to my HDTV with a nice picture.

heres the drive:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....#productdetail

i have a bestbuy gift card, that's why i chose that site. let me know what you all think.


EDIT: also would i have problems with the firmware? ie, can i upgrade the firmware or what? is this a non-issue with ROM's?
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Old 02-25-08, 06:17 PM   #2
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there is also this one...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106227

that one isn't a writer tho.
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Old 02-25-08, 06:22 PM   #3
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That's not a bad drive.

I'm looking to get a BD-RAM drive.

* LG GGW-H20LI

That's the new one. It plays CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray, and HD DVD. It burns them all too, except HD DVD, which is now dead...so what does it matter? A litter faster than the last. It burns DVDs at 16x. The buffer is only 4 MB though. 6x BD-R burns a 25 GB disc in about 20 mins according to some article I read. That's not too bad. Discs are way too pricey for it to be useful though.

I'm probably sit this one out until a 8x or 12x (if possible) comes out (also with a bigger buffer). It would be nice to watch hi-def movies on my PC though.

also available at Fry's for $350 at the moment http://shop2.outpost.com/product/536...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG
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GGW-H20L is ****ing amazing!
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Old 02-25-08, 08:35 PM   #5
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also if you are looking for just BD-ROM

this is the lowest price
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...928&CatId=2537


ALSO what ever you do, stay away from the OLD OLD 2x drives
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Old 02-25-08, 08:38 PM   #6
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also if you are looking for just BD-ROM

this is the lowest price
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...928&CatId=2537


ALSO what ever you do, stay away from the OLD OLD 2x drives
uh isn't that the same one that I posted but on newegg and $20 cheaper
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uh isn't that the same one that I posted but on newegg and $20 cheaper
its different, you posted OEM, i posted retail.

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I had no idea BR drives had come down that much.
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I had no idea BR drives had come down that much.
Yeah thats pretty nice. I might get one after I move, might order a new prelude along with it.
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Old 02-25-08, 11:04 PM   #10
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yea im really looking for just a ROM atm. i will wait for burner prices to drop. they should within a few years at least to the $100 price point, which is where CD and DVD burners were for a while.

i dont really have a desire for HD-DVD since the HD-DVD exclusives will soon move over to BD. and i will definitely stay away from the 2x drives heh.

i can output to 1080i through my 8800GT, right? i mean, i shouldnt have any problems with that, right? will there be any problems with the various revisions (ie 1.0, 1.1, 2.0)? or will that be handled by the player software?
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i have AnyDVD HD, so i don't have to worry about HDCP.

playing the movie in WMP11 with properly tuned FFDSHOW has higher image quality then PowerDVD Ultra
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Old 02-25-08, 11:16 PM   #12
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i have AnyDVD HD, so i don't have to worry about HDCP.

playing the movie in WMP11 with properly tuned FFDSHOW has higher image quality then PowerDVD Ultra
there's no HDCP over component anyway, right? my monitor and vid card are HDCP compliant anyway, so that should be ok.
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