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LiteOn iHOS104 Blu-Ray Reader & DVD-Rom Drive £47.90 @ Ebuyer

£47.90 @ Ebuyer
To get free delivery add £2.10 worth of stuff for instance 2x extra value dvd lens cleaners. http://www.ebuyer.com/product/132293 Workers out cheaper than the delivery charge. This is the entry lev… Read More
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7y, 5m agoFound 7 years, 5 months ago
To get free delivery add £2.10 worth of stuff for instance 2x extra value dvd lens cleaners.
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/132293
Workers out cheaper than the delivery charge.
This is the entry level BD drive cheaper at ebuyer by a 3-4 quid from amazon and scan. I have my pc hooked up to my HDTV so this works out cheaper than buying a Blu ray player.

Product Features
Enjoy High Definition Blu-ray movies
Also compatible with DVD and CD formats
Higher transfer rates with SATA connection (compared to PATA)
Future proof, compatibility with the latest motherboards
Better airflow in PC casings due to smaller cable and plug sizes
Technical Details

General Requirements:
Pentium 4 2.0GHz or faster CPU
512MB or higher RAM
30GB HDD available capacity
For High Definition BD Playback & Authoring: (Only Windows XP SP2)
Pentium D 3.4GHz or faster CPU
1GB or higher RAM
GPU : nVidia GeForce 7600GT / 7800GTX512 / 7900GX2 / 7900GTX / 7950GX2 and ATI X1600 / X1800 / X1900 series are recommended
60GB HDD available capacity
HDCP capable Monitor or TV for High Definition digital output
Compatibility: Microsoft Windows XP / Vista and Linux Operating System
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#1
Is there any way this could be used with the Acer Revo single core that is currently on ebuyer? I was going to buy a Blu Ray player but leaning towards a HTPC with xbmc live and blu ray instead.
#2
This deal has given me a LiteOn :thumbsup:
#3
Be aware that due to license restrictions XBMC can not play blu-ray. You would need a 3rd part package to play them.
#4
I bought this from Dabs for the same price after quidco.
Good drive - recommended.
#5
mayo77
Is there any way this could be used with the Acer Revo single core that is currently on ebuyer? I was going to buy a Blu Ray player but leaning towards a HTPC with xbmc live and blu ray instead.


AFAIK linux does not support blu ray.

As a windows solution it will be possible with a few leads or maybe an enclosure but will look extremely ugly as you will not be able to fit it internally, and you also have the resource issue where 1080p playback needs a decent cpu and gfx chip.

I stand to be corrected on any of the above but not that far wrong.

I own this drive and people bear in mind it will NOT burn any media only read. It's fine for use as a HTPC but not really suitable for your main PC if you need to burn discs at all.
#6
That's quite cheap.. I'd need to get an external housing for this though; have one from about four years ago, not sure if the connections would be compatible. :s

HOT price, voted. :-)
1 Like #7
I think the only thing buyers need to remember are:
a) That this is ONLY a reader - and can't write anything, not even a CD or DVD.
b) Your system will need enough power and HD copy protection support

I assume the drive itself comes with Blu-ray compatible drivers/codecs?

This Corel tool can be helpful to
http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satellite/us/en/Content/1193332030582

So for instance on my DVI display it says Non-HDCP Supported Digital Display (my graphics card is at fault though this Corel tool doesn't say so! There was a better utility that said display okay and graphics card isn't but I can't find it right now.)

MKD
#8
mk-donald
I think the only thing buyers need to remember are:
a) That this is ONLY a reader - and can't write anything, not even a CD or DVD.
b) Your system will need enough power and HD copy protection support

I assume the drive itself comes with Blu-ray compatible drivers/codecs?

This Corel tool can be helpful to
http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satellite/us/en/Content/1193332030582

MKD


Comes with cyberlink cut down software if i remember correctly.
#9
I have this one and its very good for the money. Mine came with Cyberlink software for playing DVD's / Blu-Ray. Check that its no listed as a barebones version though, it won't come with software if it is.

The only problem I've had is a problem with the Cyberlink software, I can't watch Band of Brothers Blu-Ray!! I'll try fixing it one day, there may be a patch.

Get it if you want a cheap Blu-Ray player which will be as good as any other BD reader to the average user
#10
cheaper than a blu ray palyer
suspended#11
this often goes as low as £45 on scan when its on their today only offer.
#12
ryu2406
cheaper than a blu ray palyer

Not by much, and it's hardly comparable really as to use it you need a fairly modern pc/graphics card to make it work and the software to play blu-ray discs.
You MAY also have to pay to get it installed (if you don't feel confident enough to do it)
I would imagine the majority of people don't have a pc in the living room either so you'd only be able to watch it on a monitor, unless you bought a long output lead/media streamer, but then that's even more expense.
#13
G0OSE
Not by much, and it's hardly comparable really as to use it you need a fairly modern pc/graphics card to make it work and the software to play blu-ray discs.
You MAY also have to pay to get it installed (if you don't feel confident enough to do it)
I would imagine the majority of people don't have a pc in the living room either so you'd only be able to watch it on a monitor, unless you bought a long output lead/media streamer, but then that's even more expense.


So, would the revo not be adequate to run this if I got a dvd enclosure and used Windows 7?
#14
mayo77
So, would the revo not be adequate to run this if I got a dvd enclosure and used Windows 7?


If you google revo + bluray the very 1st result is a celebration of blu-ray playback on a revo..
#15
mayo77
So, would the revo not be adequate to run this if I got a dvd enclosure and used Windows 7?


I'm sorry I don't know the answer to that, I'd imagine so, but I'm sure someone will be able to help you though! :thumbsup:
#16
G0OSE
I'm sorry I don't know the answer to that, I'd imagine so, but I'm sure someone will be able to help you though! :thumbsup:



1gb of ram isnt going to sit well with 7, there are also many revo models and some be be more than capable of running 1080p but the ebuyer one does seem light on specs.
#17
Does anyone know as to how does this drive work across Region Codes? If I buy it and use it once with Region 2, can I change it to a different region later?
Thx
#18
I've got a HD-DVD/BD player in my computer (not this model) and unfortunately it's always a right ball ache getting BDs to play. To be fair, it's not the specific hardware's fault.

The s/w that came with my drive often decides my discs are no longer supported, but doesn't tell me why. I've not found any free software to play BDs. I read this is because a license to watch BDs must be paid for, so I guess there never will be one while this is the case.

Stating it's Linux compatible is a bit of a stretch, the h/w might be detected under Linux, but I've not found anything to play BDs with (please, someone prove me wrong :thumbsup:). As mentioned already, graphics card and TV/monitor must be HDCP compliant (mine are fortunately). It's a shame really, mainly due to the Windows s/w issue and lack of Linux support I've not bought any BDs for ages. :roll: This is not a bad price for the hardware alone, but remember to factor in the cost of an HDCP OS (read Windows or maybe OSX?) plus software to play BDs.
#19
Found another Blu-ray advisor utility, this time from Cyberlink that seems a bit more polished, ie their BD Advisor at
http://www.cyberlink.com/prog/bd-support/diagnosis.do
with a Jan 2010 update date
MKD
#20
will this play CDs then?

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