Sony BDU-X10S Blu-Ray Rom internal drive for PC @ 59.99 at Play - HotUKDeals
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cheapest way to watch BluRays on your pc. the LG and Pioneers around look to be considerably more than this one !
59.99 looks seriously cheap so im getting one now. out on 17/12/2008
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#1
voted hot, ill just connect it to my hd tv. sweet!!
1 Like #2
just if anyone's interested http://www.ebuyer.com/product/139985 BR and HDDVD for £65.77
#3
hate to blaspheme but sony optical drives are PANTS, I cried the day they merged/bought out NEC
#4
how much are blu-ray burners?
#5
You've just saved me £25 on my new PC...Thanks!
#6
180 me thinks
#7
ALICOM007
how much are blu-ray burners?


Its the price of the media thats the killer!

The LG Blu-Ray/HDDVD drive mentioned above by ctuk is a far better drive, had one for a while now hasn't missed a beat, my mates on his 3rd Sony... :thumbsup:

Methos.
suspended#8
Bought six, thanks!
#9
evening terry :thumbsup:
#11
Godspeed
evening terry :thumbsup:


Talk to me
#12
kruger98
Bought six, thanks!


gone now, did you buy the last six ?!

anyone have an idea where to find the cheapest Laptop BD drive?
#13
ctuk
just if anyone's interested http://www.ebuyer.com/product/139985 BR and HDDVD for £65.77


Great drive, for like £5 more it gives you the HDDVD bit for those cheap HDDVDs at HMV.
#14
luvabargin
voted hot, ill just connect it to my hd tv. sweet!!


You aren't serious?!
suspended#15
this is only 2x, pay £3 more and get the 6x LG: http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/LG-GGC-H20L-Lightscribe-SATA-16xDVDR-plusRWx8-RW-x6-Also-READS-Blu-Ray-and-HD-Discs-black-Retail

FAR better drive

also this drive is pre-order, not in stock till 17th, cutting it close for last deliveries before christmas.
#16
gunark
You aren't serious?!


Hopefully he means he has a Media Centre PC or something.
#18
gunark
You aren't serious?!


why not as long as his pc can connect to hdtv at 1280x720 will be fine
#19
ctuk
just if anyone's interested http://www.ebuyer.com/product/139985 BR and HDDVD for £65.77


The bundled software with this will be handy.
#20
The LG bluray and HD dvd player is faster plays both media so you can get those cheap HD dvds for just a few pounds more. Cold
#21
Kushan
Hopefully he means he has a Media Centre PC or something.


You don't need a media centre PC as such - just a PC with a DVI or HDMI out.... although if you use DVI out you have to also have a sound output to your TV/surround system unless you have certain ATI graphics cards that also transmit sound through the DVI port when it's combined with their DVI->HDMI adaptor. But of course you would also need to have the PC reasonably close to your HD TV or long enough cable(s)
#22
Methos;3733886
Its the price of the media thats the killer!

The LG Blu-Ray/HDDVD drive mentioned above by ctuk is a far better drive, had one for a while now hasn't missed a beat, my mates on his 3rd Sony... :thumbsup:

Methos.

your spoilt these days, when dvd's first came im sure they were near £30 a dvd and apparently would still play if you put marmalade on it (lol!!), blu rays are nowhere near that
#23
Kushan;3734496
Hopefully he means he has a Media Centre PC or something.

prob connect it direct using a cheapo 99p hdmi cable :roll:
#24
dontasciime;3734508
why not as long as his pc can connect to hdtv at 1280x720 will be fine

will be nice and quiet im sure
#25
paddy.stone;3734686
You don't need a media centre PC as such - just a PC with a DVI or HDMI out.... although if you use DVI out you have to also have a sound output to your TV/surround system unless you have certain ATI graphics cards that also transmit sound through the DVI port when it's combined with their DVI->HDMI adaptor. But of course you would also need to have the PC reasonably close to your HD TV or long enough cable(s)


or stream wirelessly from your pc to a wireless device eg xbox360, though there are better and simpler options (by a proper blu ray player)
#26
my xbox 360 is pants for media streaming wont stream hdtv and im not transcoding it. can i get a long dvi cable from my pc ? anyone know about burning hdtv to blueray??
#27
Sorry, have never seen the point of combo drives, as they are inherently out of date. You only have to look at CD Writers with DVD-Rom drives!

And until Blu-ray writers reach below £100, I can't see as they will become mainstream.

So, sadly, this has to be cold, at whatever the price when you add in the HDCP issue.

K.
banned#28
do you need any special codecs, or will everything play fine out the box?

i have read somewhere you may need the right software
suspended#29
not sure if this sony drives comes with software but the LG i linked comes with powerdvd which will play blurays fine, you might only get 2.0 sound tho, have to purchase the deluxe version of powerdvd for 5.1 and hd audio formats i think. Or you could find the software illegally online of course.
banned#30
hajj_3
not sure if this sony drives comes with software but the LG i linked comes with powerdvd which will play blurays fine, you might only get 2.0 sound tho, have to purchase the deluxe version of powerdvd for 5.1 and hd audio formats i think. Or you could find the software illegally online of course.


shukran
#31
royals
or stream wirelessly from your pc to a wireless device eg xbox360, though there are better and simpler options (by a proper blu ray player)


Didn't mention streaming because wasn't sure if you could wirelessly stream that much data easily to be honest... and most people use the 802.11g standard for wireless network which operates at a maximum 54Mbit/s raw data, or 19Mbit/s throughput and Blu-ray reads at 1× at 36 Mbit/s and 2× at 72 Mbit/s, so would be either really tight for bandwidth or not cope at all maybe. So unless he has draft-n networking it might not be an option to stream.
Yes the simplest solution would be to buy a stand alone blu-ray player, or as I have chosen a PS3 because I use it for gaming etc too.

BTW, seen 5 metre DVI male -> DVI male cables for approx £6 on amazon or 5 meter DVI -> HDMI for approx £9 - should fit most rooms I would say, unless of course you have your PC in another room from your HD TV?
banned#32
would a standalone bluray player be any better than this? and in what way?

are we talking about just the resolutions? if you have a bluray optical drive connected to a hd 1080p tv shouldnt it give you the same quality playback as a standalone bluray player?
suspended#33
there wont be any difference if you output to a 1080p hdtv from dvi or hdmi from pc graphics card or a standalone player. Just you wont get HD audio codecs unless your motherboard has hdmi out on it or you have an asus xonar av3 or auzentech hdmi audio sound card. Depends what speakers you are using 5.1 is enough for most people, a spdif optical cable from onboard audio or sound card would be fine for most people.

You can get graphics cards with hdmi out which send audio and video so you should hopefully be able to do hd audio codecs with 1 of those cheap £35 hdmi cards like some nvidia 9400gt cards and get your audio receiver to do the processing.
#34
nice price...heat added.
#35
Not a bad deal on the surface, but voted cold as the LG drive supports both formats for the same price
#36
royals
prob connect it direct using a cheapo 99p hdmi cable :roll:



A digital signal is digital and no amount of stupidity in buying a £120 lead will make it any better as long as it fits properly and is manufactured correctly to do what the £120 cable does there is no difference in picture quality to same TV utter nonsense and ignorance to believe the dearer cable is better.


Please Ignore the above if you want to spend more money than you need or feel free to disagree, up to you.

RCA cables for one are a different matter, with analogue cables quality built and shielded cables can make a very big difference and the same with any other form of video cables quality has an advantage but not when 0's n 1's are involved and all that are sent are received.
#37
dontasciime
a digital signal is digital and no amount of stupidity in buying a £120 lead will make it any better as long as it fits properly and is manufactured correctly to do what the £120 cable does there is no difference in picture quality to same TV utter nonsense and ignorance to believe the dearer cable is better.


Please Ignore the above if you want to spend more money than you need or feel free to disagree, up to you.



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I think there's a misunderstanding here. I believe (But I could be wrong) that he's referring to someone who said they'd connect this drive to a TV. When they said this, it seemed to imply that they were literally going to (Somehow) plug this drive into a TV, much like you would a DVD player or games console as no PC was mentioned, even though it's common sense to realise that you'd need a PC to use this drive.
#38
I was not really replying to anyone although I quoted royals who said something about cheap 99p hdmi lead. I was not having a go at royals only at the idea that a 99p cable for this particular use was a bad thing. I just do not like seeing people waste money on a scam. Although I may have used words likely to offend the dumb


Although lots of computer Royals can be quiet when they are HTPC or water cooled the drive is probably louder than some peoples computers.
#39
LG drive is a better option as pointed out a few times in this thread If the Sony was £39.99 would be worth having for some but I would still buy the LG as It can read Hd-Dvd.

btw the link does not work from clicking goto deal goes to play site but not page needed,


http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/8296102/Sony-BDU-X10S-Blu-Ray-BD-ROM-SATA-Internal-Retail-Kit-Black/Product.html

above link works
#40
jihadijulz
shukran


I new that playing battlefield 2 would come in handy sometime! :)

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