Samsung 12x BD-ROM DVD±RW DL & RAM Lightscribe £41.99 (+ £4.18 P&P) @ Ebuyer - HotUKDeals
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This has got to be the cheapest BD ROM and DVDRW drive around at the moment. I've been waiting around for a good deal on a BD ROM and DVD writer for a while now and this is the best so far. It's only a few more pounds more than the Lite-On drive which is a READER ONLY and doesn't write to CDs or DVDs.

I've also researched the noise that is emitted from the Samsung drives (sad I know) and Samsung have a utility which can actually reduce the speed of the drive whilst you're watching a movie - great news surely? Here are details from Ebuyer:

True 1080p Full HD technology is more than just entertainment, it's an experience. And it's the pinnacle of picture quality, engulfing and entertaining you with spectacular detail-rich, eye-popping colours and super-sharp, ultra-realistic images that enhance anything and everything on your screen. With our Blu-ray drives, you'll feel like you're seeing your favourite movie for the very first time.

Blu-ray lets you get the most out of your movie watching, so shouldn't you get the most out of Blu-ray? That's where BD Advisor comes in. It lets you unlock the power of interactive high-definition movie viewing with PowerDVD and Blu-ray Discs. BD Advisor helps you test your system and understand Blu-ray basics as well as suggest upgrades. Now you can always enjoy the best Blu-ray has to offer.

Breathe new life into your movie collection with Samsung's up-scale technology. It gives your standard definition DVDs a dramatically different high resolution look. And it gives your movie-viewing experience a cinematic boost. By up-scaling, your favourite DVDs will feature the same brilliant details and rich, robust colours you've come to enjoy from the high definition content on your HDTV.

Write Speeds
DVD-R: 16x
DVD-R DL: 8x
DVD-RW: 6x
DVD-RAM: 12x
DVD+R: 16x
DVD+R DL: 8x
DVD+RW: 8x
CD-R: 48x
CD-RW: 24x

Read Speeds
BD-ROM: 12x
BD-R: 8x
BD-RE: 8x
BD-RE DL: 6x
DVD: 16x
CD: 48x
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#1
Cheapest 12x yes. Hot.
#2
What's a good enclosure to put this in to make it an external bdrom?
1 Like #3
Downloader
What's a good enclosure to put this in to make it an external bdrom?


No idea, external enclosures can be a bit dodgy from my experience. Go for a good well-known brand, it's worth paying a bit more to have reliability.
#4
jonjoyceuk
Downloader
What's a good enclosure to put this in to make it an external bdrom?


No idea, external enclosures can be a bit dodgy from my experience. Go for a good well-known brand, it's worth paying a bit more to have reliability.


I have a LiteOn external BD Drive and it works fine.
#5
Blu-ray writers still appear to be £80+
Anybody seen them for less pls?
#6
dont forget spend 50pounds at ebuyer for free delivery.
#7
Good drive, got mine from Ebuyer. Installed without hassle and played Blu-rays perfectly.
Bit slower than my dvd/rw at copying dvds but not to bad.
#8
had no idea these had got so cheap! will graphics performance be a hinderance to play back as i've never bothered getting a decent card!
#9
Does anyone know if you have two blu ray drives, one can be on region A and the the other on region B? or is the region specific elsewhere :{
#10
titanwars
Does anyone know if you have two blu ray drives, one can be on region A and the the other on region B? or is the region specific elsewhere :{


I haven't tried but i imagine so, because you set the drive to play a particular region. How the software deals with this though, I'm not sure.
#11
titanwars
Does anyone know if you have two blu ray drives, one can be on region A and the the other on region B? or is the region specific elsewhere :{


Theres a program called 'AnyDVD' that removes the need for region specific DVD's. It basically recognises you have put a DVD in your machine and over-rides the pc into believing it has a region specified. I believe they have released a BlueRay version. Try google! It's made by slysoft.
#12
Dangermouse500
Blu-ray writers still appear to be £80+
Anybody seen them for less pls?


I bought one for £78 including 25free dvd+r from dabs a while back.... there was also a 10er off voucher at the time so bought something else I needed anyway to make it even cheaper - worth a look... no idea if they are still doing it.
suspended#13
Anyone know if this drive can do 3d bluray? Im not sure if 3d is dependent on the HDMI version or the actual drive(havent been following!).

Excellent price eitherway! :D.
#14
Fantastic drive. Fantastic price. Buy it!!!

Edited By: robimitchell on Jan 23, 2011 17:04
#15
It appears to be OEM so will likely not come with a software bundle. Can someone confirm this as I’d rather pay a bit more and have software that can play Blu-ray discs included? Or has the price of Blu-ray playback software tumbled yet? It used to be £50 plus but I’m out of the loop on this one. Cheers.
#16
Thanks for the replies, I've tried anydvd but it cost money to use beyond the trial period. I need another drive anyhoo so I'll see what happens :3
#17
Good price.
#18
PaulTheYid
had no idea these had got so cheap! will graphics performance be a hinderance to play back as i've never bothered getting a decent card!


Yes it does. You need to have a high-end graphics card for Blu-Ray. Have a look on Google. I'm going to be using mine with an nVidia GeForce 8800GT
#19
Agharta
It appears to be OEM so will likely not come with a software bundle. Can someone confirm this as I’d rather pay a bit more and have software that can play Blu-ray discs included? Or has the price of Blu-ray playback software tumbled yet? It used to be £50 plus but I’m out of the loop on this one. Cheers.


Read the first review on ebuyer...it says it comes with PowerDVD 8
#20
jonjoyceuk
PaulTheYid
had no idea these had got so cheap! will graphics performance be a hinderance to play back as i've never bothered getting a decent card!


Yes it does. You need to have a high-end graphics card for Blu-Ray. Have a look on Google. I'm going to be using mine with an nVidia GeForce 8800GT


You don't need a high end GPU for Blu-Ray playback, cards like the 5450 for example which are commonly used in HD HTPC's do all the work and are nowhere near high end.
banned#21
Just bought it with an Artic 7 Cooler for arounf £14.50. Was going to get a normal pioneer DVD drive but opted for this for an extra £21, Personally think its worth getting especially when you have a high end GPU.

About time these come down, the prices have been ridiclously high for too long and should only be expected to pay 30-45% more than a normal dvdrw and not 100%.

Heat added for anyone who wanted to get one but it was too expensive before but can now get one like me.

After investing over my budget on a GPU, Should go well with my 6950.

Seem to be going over my budget for everything, maybe i cannot pass a deal when i see one.

Edited By: flamex on Jan 23, 2011 23:18
#22
Was dissapointed with my LG lightscribe as its only greyscale I thought it did colours :(
#23
@Shivers, sorry my bad, I read some recommended requirements on a BD drive on eBay and my card was listed so I just assumed... you know what they say about people who assume.... ;)

Anyway my drive arrived and came complete with CyberLink PowerDVD 9 so no problems watching back my Blu Ray rentals from LoveFilm :)
#24
No problem mate :)...enjoy your drive!

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