LiteOn BD-ROM SATA Blu-Ray Drive  | Ebuyer.com £26.17 inc delivery
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LiteOn BD-ROM SATA Blu-Ray Drive | Ebuyer.com £26.17 inc delivery

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Found 4th Mar 2013
This is the best price I've seen it at so far, worth it if you're looking to make a media center for your house.

I don't know what the postage is so that might bring the price up a bit, but it still could be worth it.
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Cracking price!
Good price
Thanks
Does anyone know if this will play 3D Blu Rays?
.....so tempted!
cheers op
Kueey

Does anyone know if this will play 3D Blu Rays?



it is the software that needs to play the 3d not the hardware.
I gave in and bought it =D Thanks mate!
Perfect timing for me.

Cheers op.
Don't forget 1.51% TCB
£29.05 - Is this not the same drive but with free shipping via Amazon Prime? :

amazon.co.uk/gp/…er=
Edited by: "reverof" 4th Mar 2013
I had one of these and it sucked, kept skipping so was sent back :P
I now have a brilliant LG one.
sjaddy

it is the software that needs to play the 3d not the hardware.


A comment on the Ebuyer page says it "comes with PowerDVD10 which with the update patch runs Blu ray films great". Beware that PowerDVD 10 will go end-of-life very soon, so any Blu-rays mastered after that won't play until you put in your credit card and pay CyberLink £50 for the current version - this happened to me last month, had PowerDVD 9 come with my Blu-ray burner and TT3D (a birthday present) would not play until we'd given them £50 and spent 3/4 hour downloading and upgrading PowerDVD

So if you want to buy Blu-rays made later this year, if you can get a Bluy-ray drive with the current version of PowerDVD for less than £50 more it'll save you money. Voted cold.
reverof

£29.05 - Is this not the same drive but with free shipping via Amazon … £29.05 - Is this not the same drive but with free shipping via Amazon Prime? :http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0079GI0OQ/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&seller=

Yes but £3 more than this so not sure what you're asking?
Topinio

A comment on the Ebuyer page says it "comes with PowerDVD10 which with … A comment on the Ebuyer page says it "comes with PowerDVD10 which with the update patch runs Blu ray films great". Beware that PowerDVD 10 will go end-of-life very soon, so any Blu-rays mastered after that won't play until you put in your credit card and pay CyberLink £50 for the current version - this happened to me last month, had PowerDVD 9 come with my Blu-ray burner and TT3D (a birthday present) would not play until we'd given them £50 and spent 3/4 hour downloading and upgrading PowerDVD :(So if you want to buy Blu-rays made later this year, if you can get a Bluy-ray drive with the current version of PowerDVD for less than £50 more it'll save you money. Voted cold.



Hmmm, interesting. Surely if you have a blu-ray drive you should be able to play blu-rays? Does it really come down to purchasing software?
There is a way to mod VLC to play blue rays
alfreer1

There is a way to mod VLC to play blue rays


Does not work well, the best I can say is you can tell what you're trying to watch.
26.94 On dabs eBay Site Free delivery
your welcome guy! glad I posted something helpful!
You will need Bluray software before buying, Windows won't play Blu rays
I got the £12 or whatever one from ebay for 5x (though advertised 6x). Doesn't do anything better and I guess I could remove the external housing and stick it into my pc if I wanted to
Topinio

A comment on the Ebuyer page says it "comes with PowerDVD10 which with … A comment on the Ebuyer page says it "comes with PowerDVD10 which with the update patch runs Blu ray films great". Beware that PowerDVD 10 will go end-of-life very soon, so any Blu-rays mastered after that won't play until you put in your credit card and pay CyberLink £50 for the current version - this happened to me last month, had PowerDVD 9 come with my Blu-ray burner and TT3D (a birthday present) would not play until we'd given them £50 and spent 3/4 hour downloading and upgrading PowerDVD :(So if you want to buy Blu-rays made later this year, if you can get a Bluy-ray drive with the current version of PowerDVD for less than £50 more it'll save you money. Voted cold.



Would also like to add to this. I got PowerDVD 10 with a Blu Ray player a year ago, and since "upgrading" to Windows 8, it's not worked at all for Blu Ray's, and any workarounds or "free" alternatives just haven't worked.
Don't forget that even if you get this, you'll still need the right software to play your Blu-Rays on your PC. I made that mistake and ending up coughing up about £50 for PowerDVD 12 - Incidentally, available now for £51.99 - cyberlink.com/pro…r=1
You can upgrade PowerDVD10 to 12 for £28, but I've found it pretty buggy, and bloatware.
Alternatively AnyDVD HD for about £50 will allow you to play blu rays in any media player (it does the decoding work).
Apparently VLC with some free mods will work for some blu rays.
Hot.
I have found this to be a good drive with Windows 7 OS, as stated though the bundled software Power DVD 10 does not work with Windows 8.
I guess you could use the drive to rip Blu-Rays to your PC rather than playing them directly? Not ideal if you just want to watch a film once, but handy if you want to back-up films (especially with how my young daughter handles discs) or play them on other devices. videohelp.com has various tutorials using free software.
Blu-ray software can be a real PITA.
The sooner someone hurrys up with a free player the better.
I've heard some people can configure VLC to do it but it's buggy as hell & very unreliable for a lot of people.
Total racket.

I have PowerDVD 8 & 9 (I got an LG BD burner & ROM a while back) and 8 was playing up.
No wonder people go looking for naughty copies on torrents.

There are excellent Blu-ray ROM drives (for laptops but it only takes a combo SATA/power cable & an adapter to fit in a PC) on eB@y for under £19.
I bought one & it turned out once it was out of its enclosure (very easy to do) that instead of a no-brand cheapo item it was a decent LG-Hitachi.
Selling on Amazon for £38 no less and all.
It didn't have software but I had PowerDVD lying around unused.
If you're not so fussy about sorting out your own software it's a cheaper option.

Edited by: "Gixxerman001" 4th Mar 2013
@gixxerman. How much are adapters for those drives? Ones I've seen are more than the drive itself, or when you add all the costs for the laptop ones to get into a pc with the extra bits you need just cost more( I'd like one for my n40l)
I read a while back, the only real solution to watching Blu-Rays for free on WIndows 8 is to rip them onto your computer via the mkv format. They can then be played easily using VLC. The obvious problem here is the need for space and time to do it.

I dragged this up, which is similar. Hope it's useful:

forum.videohelp.com/thr…ols
Edited by: "yellowputty" 4th Mar 2013
powerDVD 12 Pro is £24.99 at PCWorld atm as posted a week or so ago. I picked up a copy today.
Does this even write?
JoeyJoJoJunior

Does this even write?



Do you even expect to get a Blu Ray burner at the £25 pricepoint???


Anyway, bought this drive from MyMemory last week for £24.26 delivered with a free mobile phone stand Not sure whether I can post as used a 10% discount which I got for clicking through a link in a promotional e-mail.
Edited by: "cookiemonster83" 4th Mar 2013
I know people put their blu-ray discs content on their hard drive using MakeMKV and play back the MKV file with VLC player but come on, you'd want to get yourself a new hard drive to cope with the space used! Seems like a thankless waste of time. I have a blu-ray writer in one of my builds but it's unused for blu-rays, wish people wouldn't give me blu-ray discs for birthdays and Christmas, not to sound ungrateful or anything but!
Gixxerman001

Blu-ray software can be a real PITA.The sooner someone hurrys up with a … Blu-ray software can be a real PITA.The sooner someone hurrys up with a free player the better.I've heard some people can configure VLC to do it but it's buggy as hell & very unreliable for a lot of people.Total racket.I have PowerDVD 8 & 9 (I got an LG BD burner & ROM a while back) and 8 was playing up.No wonder people go looking for naughty copies on torrents. There are excellent Blu-ray ROM drives (for laptops but it only takes a combo SATA/power cable & an adapter to fit in a PC) on eB@y for under £19.I bought one & it turned out once it was out of its enclosure (very easy to do) that instead of a no-brand cheapo item it was a decent LG-Hitachi.Selling on Amazon for £38 no less and all.It didn't have software but I had PowerDVD lying around unused.If you're not so fussy about sorting out your own software it's a cheaper option.

This is a desktop drive, not for laptops. I think you're getting mixed up with the slimline external drive that was posted recently.
Good for those without an Internet connection I guess.
JoeyJoJoJunior

Does this even write?

best burner IMO is pioneer 207EBK which does BD-XL as well (i.e. 100Gb BR media). Very expensive media. Drive cost around £75.
richto

Good for those without an Internet connection I guess.


You're right. You guess.
musicals

You're right. You guess.



Well it's sure not required if you can download...
Edited by: "richto" 5th Mar 2013
Alfresco

Yes but £3 more than this so not sure what you're asking?



Can you not add? £4.18 delivery ontop makes this deal more.
Niksan

@gixxerman. How much are adapters for those drives? Ones I've seen are … @gixxerman. How much are adapters for those drives? Ones I've seen are more than the drive itself, or when you add all the costs for the laptop ones to get into a pc with the extra bits you need just cost more( I'd like one for my n40l)



The cable is about £3 or 4.
The caddy/adapter I have seen (but right now can't find one, typical!) but it's just a light caddy thing, it can't be expensive, surely?

deathtrap3000

This is a desktop drive, not for laptops. I think you're getting mixed … This is a desktop drive, not for laptops. I think you're getting mixed up with the slimline external drive that was posted recently.



I am just mentioning them as someone on the thread for those drives put up a pic of the simple cable & caddy required.
It just seamed a cheaper option....or perhaps, with the cable & internal PC adapting caddy, as cheap or thereabouts if these sell out.
Edited by: "Gixxerman001" 6th Mar 2013
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