Panasonic 4 x Blu-Ray Reader - 8 x DVD±R - 4 x DVD ± DL Notebook Drive - OEM £74.75 @ Novatech - HotUKDeals
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Panasonic Blu Ray Notebook Drive

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# 4X BD-ROM SL - Reading
# 4X BD-R SL - Reading
# 2X BD-ROM DL - Reading
# 2X BD-R DL - Reading
# 2X BD-RE DL - Reading
# 5X DVD-RAM - Writing
# 8X DVD-R - Writing
# 4X DVD-R DL - Writing
# 6X DVD-RW - Writing
# 8X +R - Writing
# 4X +R DL - Writing
# 8X +RW - Writing
# 24X CD-R - Writing
# 24X CD-RW - Writing


*Please note software is required for the playback of DVD / Blu-Ray Movies*
* This software is not included*
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#1
hmm some cold votes but i cant a notebook blu ray drive cheaper ANYWHERE
#2
Really good price for a notebook drive nicely spotted
heat and rep!
#3
Hot from me, are these universal. Dell Latitude D620 in particular.
banned#4
looks good! similar price to the optical drives for the pc, seems a cheap way to get a bluray player on your lappy.

especially if you have got a lappy with hdmi out and a decent gpu
2 Likes #5
wooh some rep :D
Only taken me 240 posts to get some haha.
1 Like #6
D00nhamer
Hot from me, are these universal. Dell Latitude D620 in particular.


Possibly, the Dell Latitude drives have a facia on which blends the drive to the chasis, and a cage which allows the drive to be easily removed.

You should be able to swap the drive with the one in the cage easily enough. And you will probably be able to swap the facia too.
#7
HDD or 32GB/64GB USB better idea :)
#8
kenan557
HDD or 32GB/64GB USB better idea :)



I presume this is so people can play BluRay as opposed to saving data
#9
Ooh finally just need a slot loader so i can chuck it in my macbook!! good spot!
#10
Not bad for reading storage data, but HD films on anything smaller than 24" is pretty pointless imo.
banned#11
lrite
Not bad for reading storage data, but HD films on anything smaller than 24" is pretty pointless imo.


Funnily enough the reason people have large screens is because they sit so far away, considering it's a laptop drive people usually have the laptop on er their lap or a table in front of them. They are usually 3-4ft from the screen making anything over 20" pretty pointless in well anyone with good eyes opinion.

Having seen bluray on a laptop I'll say it looks damn nice.
#12
i noticed this when buying my new laptop.
To get a similar spec with a blu ray drive worked out £££'s extra.
So this saves me the cash and i get great specs :D
#13
Not a bad price really, could replace my HD-DVD drive and double my burning speed all for £75. Never replaced a drive in a laptop before though..

Think I might wait til the price of the films come down though, drives will only fall in price too.

Surprised a notebook drive is matching a full sized drive price so soon though.
#14
adamck
i noticed this when buying my new laptop.
To get a similar spec with a blu ray drive worked out £££'s extra.
So this saves me the cash and i get great specs :D


Exactly I think it was £250+ more to get a similar spec to mine with a BluRay drive instead of HD-DVD. Only gripe I have is I didn't check my DVDR burning speed at the time which turned out to be 4x :?
Samsung 22x External has got around that one though..
banned#15
OFI
Not a bad price really, could replace my HD-DVD drive and double my burning speed all for £75. Never replaced a drive in a laptop before though..


On my Dell it's one screw underneath then just pull the drive out :?
#16
rep added, good deal
#17
lrite
Not bad for reading storage data, but HD films on anything smaller than 24" is pretty pointless imo.


Of course, and there's no way you can output the audio/video from a notebook to an external device now is there?? :whistling:
#18
Have a laptop with a HDMI port and a Blu-Ray drive hooked up to my 42" HD telly, comes out in delicious 1080p - saved me buying a blu-ray player for the telly!

This drive is awesome - plus Blu-Ray, even on a 16" laptop screen, looks amazing - unless you're half blind you WILL notice the massive difference, the crispness is just awesome.
#19
So does the laptop have to have HDMI out for this to work as it should connected to a TV?


My lappy dont have HDMI but ive got a DVI to HDMI cable will this work just the same?


Thanks
#20
Good if you Notebook has a very powerful processor or decent graphics card.
#21
£81.64 inc delivery.
#22
This is very tempting indeed. Wonder if it will work with my HDMI enabled HP Pavillion. Anyone who has tried, be grateful if you'd post up. I'm assuming you just unscrew the old one, and plug in the new one? Does it just work (like a DVD/CD-ROM) or do you need special drivers?
#23
Ooh, this with a rumoured new mac mini running Windows 7 with a usb tuner could be one uber cool HTPC. Hell, even with a standard Mac Mini with a c2d added it may still be pretty sweet.

Otherwise this + nvidia ion + Atom dual core + tiny case = ickle HTPC!
#24
anyone put one of these in a dell xps m1710 ??
#25
Is it possible to fit this in a macbook pro?
#26
Jefft
£81.64 inc delivery.


Check the delivery options - it is that price for next day, but 3-4 day service is free.
#27
Very tempted as my lappy has HDMI output!! Also it has HD-DVD so I can say goodbye to that!!
#28
releaseyourself
Is it possible to fit this in a macbook pro?


I may be wrong but I am pretty certain blu-ray isn't supported by Leopard YET, although I can see them jumping on the bandwagon pretty soon considering they've (bluray) have won the battle between high def videos.
#29
Ordered - heated and repped - thanks very much!
#30
Jefft;4066068
£81.64 inc delivery.


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banned#31
i have got the hp9702ea lappy

its got turion 64 x2 cpu and 8400gs gpu, will this be enough to run blu ray discs without the judder?

had a pc with similar specs to laptop but with x1950pro gpu - it would play blu ray discs with the judder effect
#32
Hi, ive got a HP g70 105a. Can anyone tell me please if it could handle bluray playback with this drive. thanks in advance
#33
Seems like a good deal. Probably would've bought one weren't it for the fact i've got one of those un-interchangeable macbook drives.
#34
united002
Ooh finally just need a slot loader so i can chuck it in my macbook!! good spot!


Is there software available yet which will allow the playback of bluray content on macs?
#35
Received today, returning it on Monday.

Doesnt fit in my Dell Inspiron 1525
banned#36
if anyone has purchased this and are indeed holding onto it, can they please for the benefit of others who are too cautious to buy one at the moment, give arun down/review of the drive.

playback of blu ray and lappy spec to go with it - that way others can make a decision based on spec and setup on wheteher to buy this or not.

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