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Old 02-29-08, 01:23 AM   #73
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So if you use that nero plugin then you have to use showtime to playback the videos? Meh..
I don't think we're gonna see it for Windows Media Player unless NVIDIA makes a new PureVideo DVD Decoder. I can only hope that Nero's player will be updated to look a bit better when 8.5 enhanced comes out.
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Old 02-29-08, 05:18 AM   #74
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It's not laziness. It's just common sense to put something that you might need to use in a convenient place. Keep keys by the door, buy a house with a built-in bathroom, keep your discs near the player, keep the player near you. Seems only rational to me.

Personally, I don't touch my PC except to turn it on once every few days. I don't even have my optical drive plugged in. I only use it to install Windows anyway. But if I was of the persuasion of swapping discs regularly, I really would see no sense at all in moving over to my PC's base unit to swap discs. We did that in 1996, because there was no alternative. Now there are, it seems kinda pointless to stick with the old ways.

And I do find it amusing that I got three replies to my post. Is it really that radical an idea, or are you guys just that adverse to change?
God damn, how far away is your computer? From where I use my mouse I can put my arm down, open the front of my case and reach both of my optical drives, without moving my ass.

Unless your PC is in the room down the hall and you use 60 foot extension cords on your monitor and input devices, I can't see how having your CD drive 2 feet in front of you is any different than having it 2 feet down at your side.

If you really feel you need to do this you might as well have a toilet built into your chair and your car keys on a special little hanger that you keep within reach of the driver's side door of your car.
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Old 02-29-08, 06:59 AM   #75
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dude, the cd-rom is missing
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Don't forget to wipe.

Oh yeah...where do you put the food? Lets say you order a pizza...where does that go? lol
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Don't forget to wipe.

Oh yeah...where do you put the food? Lets say you order a pizza...where does that go? lol
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God damn, how far away is your computer? From where I use my mouse I can put my arm down, open the front of my case and reach both of my optical drives, without moving my ass.

Unless your PC is in the room down the hall and you use 60 foot extension cords on your monitor and input devices, I can't see how having your CD drive 2 feet in front of you is any different than having it 2 feet down at your side.

If you really feel you need to do this you might as well have a toilet built into your chair and your car keys on a special little hanger that you keep within reach of the driver's side door of your car.
I keep mine a good 6ft from where I sit. Seems to make sense to me to keep it this far away - no point losing desk or leg-space for something I only touch once a week, tops. This is actually the closest it's been in quite some time, actually. Were it not for the constraint of having such short audio cables, it would be back out in the hall.

I don't like having my PC nearby. From a user perspective, I don't like having to hear it, from a technical perspective, I don't like it being near magnetic fields, user vibrations, or the heat of a heated room. If the optical drive was a part I needed, I'd have an external drive. Sensible, no?
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I have AnyDVD and bought the HD option too, but I'm running XP x64, not Vista. Will I have problems with drivers for blu-ray reader/burner hardware? Are any known to work fine on 64-bit XP?
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drivers? you don't need any drivers
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I may have to pick-up a BD-Rom sometime before the year's end. Bet they would look great on my 22" monitor, especially since it has HDMI.
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hdmi is really nothing special, picture quality is the same as DVI
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I saw some comments on another forum, where someone running XP x64 was having trouble finding UDF drivers.
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