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Blu-ray drive

Postposted on Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:40 am

I've been thinking about blowing some money on one of these drives, but I don't know, will it be worth it? I'm planning on getting the 24 inch Gateway as well with it so that I can watch the Harry Potter series in 1080P :]

What kind of experiences have you guys had with Blu-ray drives?
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Re: Blu-ray drive

Postposted on Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:42 am

For the computer? I'm waiting for Vista's Media Center to support it, then I'll get one.
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Re: Blu-ray drive

Postposted on Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:11 pm

I prefer to watch Blu-Ray discs on my 65" TV, but if that's all ya got... :-)

Actually, I was thinking more about getting a Blu-Ray drive for the 'puter to see if I could rip Blu-Ray discs, down-convert them, and reburn them to a DVD so that we can get the latest kids discs in Blu-Ray, but still play them in the DVD player in the car. Not sure how well something like this would work, yet, though.
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Re: Blu-ray drive

Postposted on Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:46 pm

Buub wrote:I prefer to watch Blu-Ray discs on my 65" TV, but if that's all ya got... :-)

Actually, I was thinking more about getting a Blu-Ray drive for the 'puter to see if I could rip Blu-Ray discs, down-convert them, and reburn them to a DVD so that we can get the latest kids discs in Blu-Ray, but still play them in the DVD player in the car. Not sure how well something like this would work, yet, though.


That would be pretty cool. If you try it out tell us how it goes k? Yea i would watch Blu-rays on the Sony Hi-Def, but thats not happening with my parents who watch HDTV pretty all the time after work. I just want to watch in my room (Harry Potter ftw :]).
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Re: Blu-ray drive

Postposted on Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:15 am

Buub wrote:Actually, I was thinking more about getting a Blu-Ray drive for the 'puter to see if I could rip Blu-Ray discs, down-convert them, and reburn them to a DVD so that we can get the latest kids discs in Blu-Ray, but still play them in the DVD player in the car. Not sure how well something like this would work, yet, though.

Does it have a video input on it that you can plug in another player and use the built-in screens?
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Re: Blu-ray drive

Postposted on Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:34 pm

thatz ironnick wrote:
Buub wrote:I prefer to watch Blu-Ray discs on my 65" TV, but if that's all ya got... :-)

Actually, I was thinking more about getting a Blu-Ray drive for the 'puter to see if I could rip Blu-Ray discs, down-convert them, and reburn them to a DVD so that we can get the latest kids discs in Blu-Ray, but still play them in the DVD player in the car. Not sure how well something like this would work, yet, though.


That would be pretty cool. If you try it out tell us how it goes k? Yea i would watch Blu-rays on the Sony Hi-Def, but thats not happening with my parents who watch HDTV pretty all the time after work. I just want to watch in my room (Harry Potter ftw :]).
More and more Blu-ray movies are coming with "digital copy" these days which makes this relatively painless (and 100% legal)...I wish all of them came with it.
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Re: Blu-ray drive

Postposted on Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:47 pm

Usacomp2k3 wrote:
Buub wrote:Actually, I was thinking more about getting a Blu-Ray drive for the 'puter to see if I could rip Blu-Ray discs, down-convert them, and reburn them to a DVD so that we can get the latest kids discs in Blu-Ray, but still play them in the DVD player in the car. Not sure how well something like this would work, yet, though.

Does it have a video input on it that you can plug in another player and use the built-in screens?


Yes, but I'm not buying a Blu-Ray player for the car just so the kids can step on it and drop crap all over it!
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Re: Blu-ray drive

Postposted on Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:48 pm

Vrock wrote:
thatz ironnick wrote:
Buub wrote:I prefer to watch Blu-Ray discs on my 65" TV, but if that's all ya got... :-)

Actually, I was thinking more about getting a Blu-Ray drive for the 'puter to see if I could rip Blu-Ray discs, down-convert them, and reburn them to a DVD so that we can get the latest kids discs in Blu-Ray, but still play them in the DVD player in the car. Not sure how well something like this would work, yet, though.


That would be pretty cool. If you try it out tell us how it goes k? Yea i would watch Blu-rays on the Sony Hi-Def, but thats not happening with my parents who watch HDTV pretty all the time after work. I just want to watch in my room (Harry Potter ftw :]).
More and more Blu-ray movies are coming with "digital copy" these days which makes this relatively painless (and 100% legal)...I wish all of them came with it.


Cool, I'll have to check on that.
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Re: Blu-ray drive

Postposted on Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:00 pm

You can pick up a reader for about 150 and a writer for about 250 still a bit steep in price if you ask me. Blank media you can burn at 10 bucks a pop hurts to. Personally I would want the writer to be in the 150 range to buy and the reader in the 75 dollar price range. Prices arent going to do anything but go down so the long you hold out the more money you will save.
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Re: Blu-ray drive

Postposted on Fri Aug 01, 2008 3:21 pm

Hance wrote:You can pick up a reader for about 150 and a writer for about 250 still a bit steep in price if you ask me. Blank media you can burn at 10 bucks a pop hurts to. Personally I would want the writer to be in the 150 range to buy and the reader in the 75 dollar price range. Prices arent going to do anything but go down so the long you hold out the more money you will save.


Do you know if I can have dual monitors with Blu-Ray? I intend to get a huge collection of movies, and ideally, I want to set up two 24 inch monitors in my room (hooked up to my 4850) and have one monitor playing Blu-Ray and the other I can do my photo-editing and video-editing?
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