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* Choose the very best in technology with the GGC-H20LRB from LG! Whether you prefer Blu-Ray or HD DVD, you can enjoy a high definition experience, because the GGC-H20LRB is compatible with both! Whichever replaces the DVD in the future, you can be sure you haven't made the wrong choice! The GGC-H20LRB is also compatible with DVD too, so it adapts to just about every kind of user
* It even includes LightScribe technology so you can burn labels easily and personalise your discs
* The GGC-H20LRB has an 8
* 5 GB storage capacity in dual layer, so it can archive a huge amount of data, and a high transfer rate of 4000 Kbps on CD-Rom
* It can even write discs at speeds of up to 16x for DVD±Rs! The GGC-H20LRB will breathe new life into your computing equipment!

Supported media : DVD+R9, DVD-R9, DVD-R /RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-R/RW (writing),BD-ROM (SC 25GB and DC 50GB), BD-R (SC & DC), BD-RE (SC & DC), HD DVD-ROM (SC &DC), DVD-ROM (SC & DC), DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW , CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, Cd-ROM CA,CD-I, PHOTO-CD Multi-Session, Video CD, CD-Extra, CD-

***Comes with POWERDVD software for BLURAY & HDDVD (& DVD) playback.
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#1
I was interested in getting one myself, instead of a player (£150 minimum or a ps3 £250 minimum).
Play.com sell this for £81.99 and that's the cheapest
Ebuyer have them for £71
Ebay £80-£90

And since I can use my NUS discount at Amazon, this seemed like a good deal to me, that's all.
#2
Why expired?
#3
I'm going to try and get this unexpired...seems a bit uncalled for.
#4
This would be £66.73 at Scan if you have done the necessary 20 posts on AVForum to get free delivery.

http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductID=729076&source=froogle

Still £69.99 delivered is good - ebuyer would also have been better of they hadnt done away with free delivery.
#5
Deal still on and a hot one , hopefully it will be unexpired soon...
#6
I got one of these from amazon last month, very good drive.
#7
J400uk
I got one of these from amazon last month, very good drive.


I got one from ebuyer about a month or so as well - cost me about £65 delivered at the time - I agree its a great little device and with HMV and amazon to name a few doing many HDDVDs fr £3-5 its easy to get some great films to go with it. Also the following for £5.99 delivered http://www.tv.com/video/15297/101/24313/season-5-trailer works with the bundled software if you have standard XP to give you remote control over the player.
#8
unexpired as still available
#9
Pepp77
This would be £66.73 at Scan if you have done the necessary 20 posts on AVForum to get free delivery.

http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductID=729076&source=froogle

Still £69.99 delivered is good - ebuyer would also have been better of they hadnt done away with free delivery.


Or even better it's on Scan's today only special for £62.26 (expires approx midday on Monday 27 Oct)
http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/Index.aspx
Free delivery if you have 20 posts at avforums or a verfied active account at hexus :thumbsup:
#10
It's cheaper at ebuyer (£67.20) even though the price has gone up again recently (only by £1 or so).

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/139985

Still good at around £70 no matter where you get it from, a few months ago the bare OEM drive cost more than £70, this retail boxed one cost over £120.
#11
Can someone tell me what else I need, will I need an HD graphics card?? I assume you need an HD screen or lead for HDTV hook-up?
Jack
#12
Jack

http://www.cyberlink.com/prog/trial/trial.do?ProductId=1&Cat_Id=13&tp=0&lang=en_GB

somewhere on that site is also a hi def suite which checks everything to see if ur pc is capable of playin HD/Blu Ray
#13
Darracott Jack
Can someone tell me what else I need, will I need an HD graphics card?? I assume you need an HD screen or lead for HDTV hook-up?
Jack



for full 1080p you need a bit of power on gfx card but you do not need to spend hundreds

For 720p you only need 1280x720 a half decent gfx card LCD that will do 1280x720

you want it on tv you will need a gfx card with hmdi out to tv hdmi or dvi>hdmi hdmi>dvi etc, component will get you 720p *
#14
shuttsies
Jack

http://www.cyberlink.com/prog/trial/trial.do?ProductId=1&Cat_Id=13&tp=0&lang=en_GB

somewhere on that site is also a hi def suite which checks everything to see if ur pc is capable of playin HD/Blu Ray



:thumbsup:

To play Blu-ray Discs
Operating System
Windows XP or Windows Vista
Screen Resolution
1920 x 1080
Screen Ratio
16:9 widescreen recommended
Processor
Intel Minimum:

Pentium 4 541 (3.2 GHz),
Pentium D 840 (3.2 GHz),
Pentium D 930 (3.0 GHz), 935 3.2GHz or 940 (3.2 GHz),
Core Duo T2400 (1.83 GHz),
Pentium M 755 (2.0 GHz),
Core 2 Duo E4300 1.8 GHz or T5600 1.83 GHz
Recommended:

Pentium EE 840 (3.2 GHz) or 955 (3.4 GHz) or 965 (3.73 GHz),
Pentium D 945 (3.4 GHz), 950 (3.4 GHz) or 960 (3.6 GHz),
Core Duo T2500 (2 GHz), T2600 (2.16 GHz) or T2700 (2.33 GHz),
Core 2 Duo E6300 (1.8 GHz), E6400 (2.13 GHz), E6600 (2.4 GHz), E6700 (2.66 GHz) or X6800 (2.93 GHz), T7200 (2.00 GHz), T7400 (2.16 GHz), T7600 (2.33GHz) Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4 GHz, Core 2 Extreme QX6700 2.66 GHz, or X6800 2.93 GHz
AMD Minimum:

Athlon 64 X2 3800+ (2 GHz) or 4000+ (2 GHz),
Turion 64 X2 TL-50 (1.6 GHz), TL-52 (1.6 GHz) or TL-56 (1.8 GHz)
Recommended:

Athlon 64-FX, FX-60 (2.6 GHz) or FX-62 (2.8 GHz), Athlon 64 X2 4200+ (2.2 GHz), 4400+ (2.2 GHz), 4600+ (2.4 GHz), 4800+ (2.4 GHz) or 5000+ (2.6 GHz), Turion 64 X2 TL-60 (2.0 GHz)
Memory
XP: 512 MB
Vista: 1 GB
Sound Card
PCI sound card or on-board audio.
Graphics Card
Intel: 965G, G33, G35 graphics software decoding (with Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 (2.66 GHz) processor or AMD Athlon 64 FX-62 (2.8 GHz) processor or above recommended) Recommended driver version: 15.8 or later Video RAM: 256 MB or above.
NVIDIA: GeForce 7600 GT, GeForce 7800 GTX 512, GeForce 7900 GX2, GeForce 7900 GTX, GeForce 7950 GX2, GeForce 8400 series, GeForce 8500 series, GeForce 8600 series, GeForce 8800 series Recommended driver version: 174.53 or later Video RAM: 256MB or above.
ATI: Minimum: ATI Radeon X1600 series, X1800 series, X1900 series Recommended: ATI Radeon HD 2400, 2600, 2900 series, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400, 3600, 3800 series Recommended driver version: 8.44 or later Video RAM: 256 MB or above.
Hard Disc Space
150 MB
Optical Drive
Blu-ray Disc drive for playing Blu-ray Discs and DVDs
Internet Connection
Internet connection required for product activation and some upload/download features.
#16
dontasciime
for full 1080p you need a bit of power on gfx card but you do not need to spend hundreds

For 720p you only need 1280x720 a half decent gfx card LCD that will do 1280x720

you want it on tv you will need a gfx card with hmdi out to tv hdmi or dvi>hdmi hdmi>dvi etc, component will get you 720p *


Yeah you don't need a powerful graphics card just one that'll do the decoding. A Radeon 3450 would set you back around £30 and should do the job.
#17
errr, wasnt there a better deal a few weeks back, for 50 quid or so?
#18
Any of the HD2/3xxx series is enough in terms of decoding 1080p playback, they all have UVD's and take the strain of slower CPU's. Nvidia aren't as good at playing back High-Def compared with their companion ATI card - once you get high end though, it's all the same
Around £26 + P&P from ebuyer.
#19
fragilegorilla
It's cheaper at ebuyer (£67.20) even though the price has gone up again recently (only by £1 or so).

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/139985

Still good at around £70 no matter where you get it from, a few months ago the bare OEM drive cost more than £70, this retail boxed one cost over £120.


ebuyer dont do free delivery anymore
#20
Interesting that essentialy the same deal went sub zero a couple of weeks ago.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/256115/lg-electronics-blu-ray-hd-dvd-rom-c/

What a fickle bunch we are :-)
#21
Don't forget that (unless you are using the AnyDVD HD software) your 'chain' (ie your graphics card and monitor) must be HDCP compliant if you want to play retail HD DVD or Blu-rays.

A lot are these days but many in that list of graphics cards are not.

I guess you could say this is a good price considering the outrageous amounts previously asked but it is a ROM drive (as far as the high def stuff is concerned) and I am not paying that sort of money for a ROM drive, even if it does have a DVD burner bolted on.

Of course they are looking for an even worse silly price for the version of this with the Blu-ray burner......and the blank Blu media is just as insanely priced..
#22
Voted hot,,, very tempted ,, but holding on for a decent price fall on the BDRE and HD read version....:whistling: any one know wot the current cheapest deal is think they about £140 at present
#23
Pepp77
Also the following for £5.99 delivered http://www.tv.com/video/15297/101/24313/season-5-trailer works with the bundled software if you have standard XP to give you remote control over the player.


A trailer for Lost season 5 gives you remote control over your Blu-Ray drive? that show never ceases to amaze :p

Have you got the proper link for the remote thingy ?

Methos.
#24
ive done that bd check and it ticks everything but says i dont have a HDCP compatible screen

i have a Fujitsu Siemens SCALEOVIEW D22W-1 / 22" Widescreen TFT Monitor

http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/3593405/Fujitsu-Siemens-SCALEOVIEW-D22W-1-22-Widescreen-TFT-Monitor/Product.html?cm_mmc=Froogle-_-PC-_-Computers-_-Fujitsu%2BSiemens%2BSCALEOVIEW%2BD22W-1%2B%2F%2B22%22%2BWidescreen%2BTFT%2BMonitor&source=5066&engine=froogle_pc&keyword=Fujitsu+Siemens+SCALEOVIEW+D22W-1+%2F+22%22+Widescreen+TFT+Monitor#

and an 8800GT connected to it via DVI

why doesnt it tell me im not using HDCP when i am

yus
#25
yus786
ive done that bd check and it ticks everything but says i dont have a HDCP compatible screen

i have a Fujitsu Siemens SCALEOVIEW D22W-1 / 22" Widescreen TFT Monitor

http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/3593405/Fujitsu-Siemens-SCALEOVIEW-D22W-1-22-Widescreen-TFT-Monitor/Product.html?cm_mmc=Froogle-_-PC-_-Computers-_-Fujitsu%2BSiemens%2BSCALEOVIEW%2BD22W-1%2B%2F%2B22%22%2BWidescreen%2BTFT%2BMonitor&source=5066&engine=froogle_pc&keyword=Fujitsu+Siemens+SCALEOVIEW+D22W-1+%2F+22%22+Widescreen+TFT+Monitor#

and an 8800GT connected to it via DVI

why doesnt it tell me im not using HDCP when i am

yus


was that the monitor from insight quite a few months ago? if so i have that one and have no probs with hdcp when playing hd dvds
#26
Tomb
Interesting that essentialy the same deal went sub zero a couple of weeks ago.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/256115/lg-electronics-blu-ray-hd-dvd-rom-c/

What a fickle bunch we are :-)


Yeah, interesting.
And considering that within this very post, it has been pointed out where to get this for ~£8 cheaper;
the fickle bunch like buying from Amazon even if it is more expensive!?
#27
Animons
Yeah, interesting.
And considering that within this very post, it has been pointed out where to get this for ~£8 cheaper;
the fickle bunch like buying from Amazon even if it is more expensive!?





maybe thats because at dabs it's £72.39 Delivered as opposed to 69.99 delivered , that might have something to do with it :)
link in op is to a third party seller

btw this is proper link http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B000XH402E/ref=olp_tab_new?ie=UTF8&shipPromoFilter=1&sort=sip&me=&seller=&condition=new
#28
Weirdly amazon don't have it easy to find anymore, even though they have it in stock. But yeah sorry about the link guys, it was fine yesterday.
It's a really great way to get into HD movies though I think, £70 and with a lovefilm rental.
Needing a HDCP compliant graphics card can be a killer though, since not everyone upgrades that often. And I'm not quite sure whether VGA works, and if DVI/HDMI are the only options available.
I do believe though that the cheapest graphics card possible for HD Playback, a HD3450 or HD2400 as mentioned before with UVD (£30) will do all the decoding itself and not put any strain on the CPU - since not everyone out there has a Core 2 Duo.

So for people with decent modern systems, £70 will be enough. For people with older systems, you're looking at closer to £100.

Screen-wise why bother watching HD on a 15 or 17 inch monitor anyway right?:p
#29
tubby20076

And since I can use my NUS discount at Amazon, this seemed like a good deal to me, that's all.


can you i thought it was only for books DVDs etc, electronics are not included (which sucks) otherwise i would be making some very good savings PS3? £290 i get about £15 off.
#30
You're probably right then, I intended on using my brother's NUS Extra card. But I haven't tried yet.
#31
bearman3784
ebuyer dont do free delivery anymore


You're right! when did that happen? Last time I nearly ordered it they still did free delivery for over £50 orders. Amazon's def better now. :thumbsup:

Even my AV forums registration no longer gives free delivery at Scan and I never took the p**s with it. Only ever ordered two 750 Gb hard drives (over £110 order at the time) so I don't understand why they won't still do free delivery.
Anybody got any ideas why that is?

Also, if it's not been mentioned already, you need a pretty powerful (recent) computer for full HD + to allow the full HD signal to pass (without being downscaled) your graphics card MUST be HDCP compliant if you want to watch Hollywoodland movies.
#32
http://www.lambda-tek.com/componentshop/index.pl?origin=gbase25.2&prodID=1483762
£66.05 delivered,only downside is its oem i think vs retail. to me makes no difference i have software to play hd and blu ray im just waiting untill dark knight is out to get a blu ray drive
#33
bearman3784
was that the monitor from insight quite a few months ago? if so i have that one and have no probs with hdcp when playing hd dvds


yep the one from insight

ive downloaded a few HD rips and they do look better than DVDs on the monitor but i was just confused when the bd advisor says its not a HDCP compatible monitor or lead or w/e!

yus
#34
I bought this drive for about 67 quid a couple of months ago from Ebuyer (yes, when they still had free delivery) and it's a very good drive. Burns DVD's fine and played back the 25 or so HD-DVDs I've bought for it (mostly 2.99 quid or 3.49 quid from HMV, Amazon or 101cd.com - and I got several box sets like Planet Earth, Star Trek Season 1, Bat Gal Season 1 and Heroes Season 1 cheaply). Not bothered with Blu-Ray yet, because they are ludicrously overpriced at the moment.

If you're using Windows, beware that the idiots at Cyberlink have stupidly removed HD-DVD support from PowerDVD 8 - there are kludges on the Net to (illegally) put it back in - but I'd advise either sticking with PowerDVD 7 (which ships in an OEM version with this drive) or switching to WinDVD 9.

On Linux, sadly, there's nothing out there that plays HD-DVD/Blu-Ray straight from the optical media easily :-( If you have the latest Linux kernel, you can finally mount HD-DVD and Blu-Ray discs and see the files on them (yes, HD-DVD is dead and it took 6 months after its demise to get simple filing system support for it [UDF 2.5]) in Linux!

Oh, it's also maddening that Windows DRM stops you playing at HD resolution unless you have an HDCP compliant monitor and graphics card - this is utterly pathetic! I have a CRT that outperforms resolution-wise most LCD monitors, but because it's got an analogue connector, I can't view HD on it...ridiculous.
#35
Wonder if these will drop even more after Christmas.I think I can wait til then.
#36
dontasciime
maybe thats because at dabs it's £72.39 Delivered as opposed to 69.99 delivered , that might have something to do with it :)
link in op is to a third party seller

btw this is proper link http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B000XH402E/ref=olp_tab_new?ie=UTF8&shipPromoFilter=1&sort=sip&me=&seller=&condition=new


Animons
Or even better it's on Scan's today only special for £62.26 (expires approx midday on Monday 27 Oct)
http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/Index.aspx
Free delivery if you have 20 posts at avforums or a verfied active account at hexus :thumbsup:


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#37
What can I get to play Bluray and HD-DVD through an Xbox 360?
#38
#40


Aria doesn't offer free delivery? (showing £ 8.95 delivery cost for me when the drive was added to basket)

So I ordered the drive from Scan early monday morning for £62.26 delivered (thanks to the member who gave the heads up about the Today only offer on Scan, & being an active member on AVF got me free delivery), got the sms to my mobile saying it been dispatched in the afternoon, so good so far.

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