Samsung S-ATA Blu-Ray Combo Player (8X Read) Retail, £43.48 (Delivered) @ Dabs - HotUKDeals
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A little more expensive than some of the drives posted here, but this is a combo drive (Blu-Ray Player - DVD\CD Player\Burner). Just ordered one and thought I'd share...

Taken from Dabs:

BD ROM/DVD writer drive (BD COMBO) SH-B083A_L

Features

* Supports BD, DVD, CD formats read & DVD, CD formats write
* Advanced technologies for BD support
* Adopting plastic dual lens
* Spherical aberration compensation technology for increased reliability
* 4 Point skew adjustment: increased reliability
* Low power consumption
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#1
Why not pay the extra £39 and get the LG Blu-Ray rewriter? LINK. This way you've really future proofed your system!!
#2
stefor
Why not pay the extra £39 and get the LG Blu-Ray rewriter? LINK. This way you've really future proofed your system!!


I disagree, the blank media is expensive and it's nearly twice the outlay on hardware.
Alternatively buy neither, ditch optical media and buy something exciting like an SSD instead.
#3
Why not pay the extra £39 and get the LG Blu-Ray rewriter?

Stefor, future proofing rarely pays off when there's a price differential of almost 100%. Save the money and buy a rewriter for £39 when they come down in price and have got faster and have even better features.

...buy something exciting like an SSD instead.

MBeeching, SSD would be nice to have with a Blu-Ray drive (After all I still need something to play Blu-Rays with) for a really good HTPC!


Edited By: I-Like-That on Sep 09, 2010 12:41: Stupid phone reworded stuff!
#4
stefor
Why not pay the extra £39 and get the LG Blu-Ray rewriter? LINK. This way you've really future proofed your system!!


I agree......

Still a good price though, voted hot.
#5
What software do people use to play blurays on their pc's? The powerdvd software doesnt like cloning (to play on my projector) and turning it on/off & switching primary display sucks.
#6
if you do not like powerDVD, there is always arcsoft total media theatre which is what i use (works with HDDVD too)
#7
Cheaper at btshop.

Cold.
#8
At least this one Dabs show as a DVD and CD writer, whereas in the past cheap Blu-ray PLAYERS have also been DVD and CD players ONLY too, and I'm sure people have been caught out!
Remember though that if you are planning to play HD material from Blu-ray you will also need:
1) a Graphics card with DVI/HDMI out that supports HDCP
2) a monitor (via DVI or HDMI) that supports HDCP
Try the freeware CyberLink Blu-ray Disc Advisor to evaluate your overall system capability/compatibility.
MKD


Edited By: mk-donald on Sep 09, 2010 13:02: Typos
#9
mr.potato_head
Cheaper at btshop.

Cold.


Actually, including delivery it's £45.07!!! By the way, BT Shop and DABS are one of the same...
#10
Hot! good make, my old samsung DVD-ROM drive (now secondary rig) is still going strong years later with no issues! Had a few LG and Lite-on drives fail on me over the years - which I think are the cheaper ones people are talking about.
This is good deal and future proofing is all very well, but this is great for cheap way to play blu-rays on on media centre PC. I got pioneer BD-ROM (combo DVD-RW) about year ago for bargain £55 at the time and haven't looked back.Works lovely for my media PC and I still have no requirement for burning blu-rays. Plus in future when BD-R drives + media are cheaper you can just buy one then as well, that way you can burn/copy blu-rays on fly as you have BD-ROM too!
I can't see this drive in btshop.
For those wanting blu-ray option in Windows 7 media centre and MS media remote control, you can use powerDVD and thrid party hack. (Google for it) - bout time Microsoft admitted defeat with their inferior HD-ROM crap and gave native support and playback for blu-rays in Media Centre.
#11
Prefer to wait until the writers and the media is reasonable. Readers are ok for HTPCs, but thats about it because cheapo standalone bluray players that are actually pretty good can be had for 50 quid, as seen here quite regularly.

When the writers start to duck under 50 quid and the discs drop to maybe 50p each, i'll be all over them
#12
No thanks.
Can't see the point of Bluray READERS on a comp.
BR writers, or nothing.
And they are 3 times the price I'd pay at present.
No rush Haven't even bought a BR player yet.
Have no desire for one yet either.
#13
I-Like-That
mr.potato_head
Cheaper at btshop.Cold.
Actually, including delivery it's £45.07!!! By the way, BT Shop and DABS are one of the same...

Well I got mine from the BT shop a few days ago, next day free del, for £39.99 as mentoned in a previous thread of a week ago, whereas Dabs were charging postage even though they are both the same company owned by BT.
#14
They are not as future proof as some might think.

The new BDXL media and drives support 100GB and 128GB media. (3 and 4 layer)
#15
I-Like-That
mr.potato_head
Cheaper at btshop.

Cold.


Actually, including delivery it's £45.07!!! By the way, BT Shop and DABS are one of the same...


bt shop do free delivery
#16
PhilK
No thanks.
Can't see the point of Bluray READERS on a comp.
BR writers, or nothing.
And they are 3 times the price I'd pay at present.
No rush Haven't even bought a BR player yet.
Have no desire for one yet either.


Cool story. Thanks for sharing.
#17
No thanks.Can't see the point of Bluray READERS on a comp.BR writers, or nothing.And they are 3 times the price I'd pay at present.No rush Haven't even bought a BR player yet.Have no desire for one yet either.

Why did you even bother reading the post if you're so uninterested in it? Idiot.
#18
scattycat
I-Like-That
mr.potato_head
Cheaper at btshop.Cold.
Actually, including delivery it's £45.07!!! By the way, BT Shop and DABS are one of the same...


Well I got mine from the BT shop a few days ago, next day free del, for £39.99 as mentoned in a previous thread of a week ago, whereas Dabs were charging postage even though they are both the same company owned by BT.



mr.potato_head
I-Like-That
mr.potato_head
Cheaper at btshop.

Cold.


Actually, including delivery it's £45.07!!! By the way, BT Shop and DABS are one of the same...


bt shop do free delivery


Can't find free delivery - don't have an account (unless Dabs account works) - Please explain in more detail, add links, anything! I can then add to this post for OTHERS. This is meant to be a community...

BT branded stuff is free delivery:
"Yes, you can enjoy free delivery* on all orders for BT branded hardware products costing £15 (including VAT) or more when you buy online via the BT Shop."
#19
Does anyone know where I can get a good blu ray player to replace the HD DVD in my acer 21" laptop?.

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