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Anyone seen a decent price on a bluray burner and discs?

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I'm thinking of getting a bluray burner (BDRE / BDRW) preferably internal but maybe external. Anyone bought one recently? I'd ideally want to pay £40-£50. Also any cheap reliable discs I'm also int…
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2y, 2m agoPosted 2 years, 2 months ago
I'm thinking of getting a bluray burner (BDRE / BDRW) preferably internal but maybe external. Anyone bought one recently? I'd ideally want to pay £40-£50. Also any cheap reliable discs

I'm also interested in any experiences you have with burning blurays. Any advice welcomed. How reliable is it for example. Do you end up with many coasters. Do the discs last or do they degrade etc?

Thanks
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2y, 2m agoPosted 2 years, 2 months ago
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#1
I'd be interested in the answers from users too.
I often need to use dual layer dvd to get a little more than 4.7gb and blu ray blanks now seem cheaper.
Bulk archive storage is cheaper per gb by hard drives though, even allowing for needing two mirrored drives for safety.
My dual layer DVD's can be read in all of my optical drives, whereas I could only read the blu rays in my PS3 or the original burner, unless I bought extra blu ray drives, ( though the external usb readers are quite cheap).
As you say though, it does depend heavily on the reliability and life of blu ray.
There's so much conflicting info on the web.
#2
I don't use mine anymore as it's easier to plug a hard drive or usb stick directly onto tv usb socket. I plugged a 10 metre cat5 cable into router then plugged directly in to TV and run the update under settings which sorted compatible problems I was having and it plays everything fine in hidef. Also did the same with my panosonic blue ray player and that had a usb socket at the front which now works well although never use it. Loads of blueray burners on eBay so grab one as I think many are using sticks, networking or streaming content via netflix. I think blueray is becoming obsolete now
#3
All bluray writer drives + media are kept at a premium to keep Hollywood happy. Also you have Cinavia on the HD audio streams so you can't backup your Blurays to A BDRom unless you have an non Cinavia player. Bottom line is like DVD9 discs the 50GB ones are too expensive. I think you're looking at around £2 - £3 per disc from imports.
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kester76
All bluray writer drives + media are kept at a premium to keep Hollywood happy. Also you have Cinavia on the HD audio streams so you can't backup your Blurays to A BDRom unless you have an non Cinavia player. Bottom line is like DVD9 discs the 50GB ones are too expensive. I think you're looking at around £2 - £3 per disc from imports.
I thought anydvd had cracked Cinavia
#6
snoopy18
kester76
All bluray writer drives + media are kept at a premium to keep Hollywood happy. Also you have Cinavia on the HD audio streams so you can't backup your Blurays to A BDRom unless you have an non Cinavia player. Bottom line is like DVD9 discs the 50GB ones are too expensive. I think you're looking at around £2 - £3 per disc from imports.
I thought anydvd had cracked Cinavia
http://torrentfreak.com/cinavia-video-anti-piracy-system-blocked-by-anydvd-130313/
Not cracked but it blocks the Cinavia software working on several PC software players. This doesn't do anything for bluray players so pretty much crap unless you use a PC to play back these Discs.
#7
kester76
snoopy18
kester76
All bluray writer drives + media are kept at a premium to keep Hollywood happy. Also you have Cinavia on the HD audio streams so you can't backup your Blurays to A BDRom unless you have an non Cinavia player. Bottom line is like DVD9 discs the 50GB ones are too expensive. I think you're looking at around £2 - £3 per disc from imports.
I thought anydvd had cracked Cinavia
http://torrentfreak.com/cinavia-video-anti-piracy-system-blocked-by-anydvd-130313/
Not cracked but it blocks the Cinavia software working on several PC software players. This doesn't do anything for bluray players so pretty much crap unless you use a PC to play back these Discs.
ok cheers

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