LG GGW-H20L Blu-Ray Disc Rewriter + HD DVD ROM Drive Internal SATA @ 189.99 delivered !!! - HotUKDeals
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available to pre order @ Play.com for just 189.99.
LG GGW-H20L Blu-Ray Disc Rewriter + HD DVD ROM Drive Internal SATA
I havent seen a BlueRay writer below £250-£280 yet and not to mention that this is a BluRay Writer aswell as a HD DVD rom enabling HD DVD playback.
covers both formats and comes form one of the market leaders in electronics. great deal
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#1
Use GOODHOUSE94XT1 discount code for £5 OFF £50 and get it for £184.99, with 4% Quidco too making it £177.60!
#2
I would buy this now but the blank BD-R's are too expensive at the moment.
#3
I really want a HD-DVD Rewriter, but i cant find any.
#4
You can buy them from America but they're around $500.
#5
Blanks are about a tenner each, well worth waiting at least another 6 months or so for prices to drop.
banned#6
Even if you don't use the writer function, its a reasonable way to play back HD-DVD and Blue Ray through one drive. Now you can buy any HD movie - woohoo!
#7
£185.99 here...

http://svp.co.uk/product/lg_ggwh20l_blu_ray_writer_hd_dvd_reader_drive_44089

Not sure of delevery costs because I havent used them in a while, but a great company all the same. Probably cheaper to go with these if you intend on buying some media at the same time. I imagine it will be in stock when play get it in stock.
#8
Can anyone help with details of the minimum PC requirements for these, e.g HD graphics card, ... ?
#9
fairytooth
Can anyone help with details of the minimum PC requirements for these, e.g HD graphics card, ... ?
The cheapest graphics card that gives good support for HD formats is the HD 2400 Pro which is under £30. For about £20 more the HD 2600 Pro offers more HD features but not radically so. All the ATI HD 24/26xx cards offer HDCP support and can utilise a DVI to HDMI dongle. You can also get passively cooled versions which will be appreciated by some. Ebuyer have a good range.
#10
simate
Blanks are about a tenner each, well worth waiting at least another 6 months or so for prices to drop.


In comparison to standard DVD discs yes expensive but for a single 50GB disc to store data on, rather than a movie they are cheap.
#11
Any more reviews on this?
#12
a 5% code would be better on this then the £5 off £50.

You'd get about £10 off it.
#13
Please could someone help me, Im pretty useless with computers but know a little bit. Im stuck in the HD/Bluray war decision but have had a large LCD 1080p TV for some time now and really want to watch some High definition movies so fancy upgrading my computer to do this as my computer is in my living room.
If I were to buy this drive, how easy is it to replace the existing drive? and then how easy is it to connect my PC to my LCD TV so I can watch Bluray and HD movies. (yes my computer has a PC function)
Is there anything else I need to do to my computer so it will work, my computer is an Emachines with a Pentium 4 processor with Windows XP home and I have upgraded the memory to 1024MB.
Sorry for the lengthy reply but any help would be really appriciated. Thank you.
#14
Jamesahoythere
Please could someone help me, Im pretty useless with computers but know a little bit. Im stuck in the HD/Bluray war decision but have had a large LCD 1080p TV for some time now and really want to watch some High definition movies so fancy upgrading my computer to do this as my computer is in my living room.
If I were to buy this drive, how easy is it to replace the existing drive? and then how easy is it to connect my PC to my LCD TV so I can watch Bluray and HD movies. (yes my computer has a PC function)
Is there anything else I need to do to my computer so it will work, my computer is an Emachines with a Pentium 4 processor with Windows XP home and I have upgraded the memory to 1024MB.
Sorry for the lengthy reply but any help would be really appriciated. Thank you.

It’s easy to replace the drive provided your PC has a spare SATA port. Your Pentium 4 may well have a PATA DVD drive at the moment so check that you have a spare SATA cable as I’m not sure if this drive comes with one.

You will also need to upgrade your VGA card as your CPU will likely not be powerful enough to decode HD discs. If your motherboard supports Core 2 Duo chips that’s another option but by upgrading the VGA card you also gain HDCP support which is needed if you want to connect your PC to the TV using DVI or HDMI.
The ATI HD 2400 or HD 2600 cards are good enough to handle HD decoding but since you have a slow CPU I would suggest a HD 2600 pro or 2600 XT for extra headroom.
The ATI cards come with DVI and D-SUB connectors and it’s possible to get a DVI to HDMI connector for them; they’re cheap but hard to find in the UK.

This drive will also burn Blu-ray discs but if you buy one that can just read Blu-ray and HD-DVD discs and burn DVD/CDs you can save yourself about £40. Scan and Microdirect have the LG GGC-H20L for about £135-140; it depends on if you have free shipping, use Quidco or if it’s on Today only.
Make sure you get the retail version and not the OEM as otherwise you’ll need to purchase playback software such as PowerDVD Ultra that can cost £40-50.
There’s also a Blu-ray only drive for about £85 but it seems to be OEM only so by the time you buy the software it will cost about the same as the dual HD format reader.

If you want support for all the high end 5.1+ HD Audio formats you’ll need to upgrade to the retail version of PowerDVD as the OEM supports 2.0 only I think.

Blu-ray recordable discs are very expensive otherwise I’d be more likely to recommend this burner for the extra £40 or so; 25GB write once discs are ~ £10.
#15
Thanks, thats much appriciated. Think Im better off getting the Medion all in one desktop though from Aldi for about £600, knowing my luck I'll but all these upgrades on which will cost me about £250 and it wont work. Thanks again though, really good advice.
#16
Voted cold as much cheaper here:
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/productinfo.asp?WebProductID=752825
£173 (including postage if you have free postage for life with scan)!
#17
Just wondered if anyone had bought this from play and been sent the wrong drive? They've sent me the LG GGC-H20L (instead of the LG GGW-H20L) twice now - this is the model that doesn't write blu-rays. Might be worth checking the model number printed on the drive if you have...

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