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Help Needed BD/HD-DVD Drive for Laptop

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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
Hi, I have ordered this laptop from Play.com. Sony Vaio NR10 E/S / Pentium Dual Core T2310 1.46GHz / 2GB / 160GB / 15.4" / DVD-SM / Vista Home Premium / Laptop / Notebook.

I have ordered it from Playtrade for £271.99 which I thought wasn't a bad price. But I would like a better drive on it.

I want to fit a BD/HD-DVD drive to it. Help required as follows

1)What drive should I buy & (cheapest)
2) Is it easy to fit?
3) Is this laptop good enough to run a drive like this?

Many thanks on any help offered
3) Is it easy to make make it work
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
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#1
Sorry to say, but I would not bother. I believe that laptop has an intel X3100 graphics chip, which is not strong enough to decode the HD video codecs.
#2
Heavertron
Sorry to say, but I would not bother. I believe that laptop has an intel X3100 graphics chip, which is not strong enough to decode the HD video codecs.


Yeh it is.
#3
Did you mean "yes" ?

Ok, let me rephrase. There is no hardware acceleration for VC-1 and x264 codecs, so this is decoded by the CPU. I would doubt that the CPU of the Vaio above would be able do decode bluray disks with a 30mbps video bitrate smoothly.

I have a Vaio AR21S which has an Nvidia 7600gt and a 2Ghz cpu, and it drops frames if I turn off GPU hardware acceleration.

The short answer, from my experience I don't think that's the right machine for bluray.
#4
I have a 1.4ghz C2D with the x3100. It plays hddvd's fine. I would imagine its the same for blu rays.
#5
The X3100 was designed by Intel to offload HD from CPU to GPU on the cheap, it is fine with Bluray and HD-DVD..

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