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LiteOn DX-4O1S-03C 4x BD-ROM Blu-Ray/DVD Reader External USB2.0 @ Ebuyer.com & Amazon £69.99 Delievered
LiteOn DX-4O1S-03C 4x BD-ROM Blu-Ray/DVD Reader External USB2.0 @ Ebuyer.com & Amazon £69.99 Delievered

LiteOn DX-4O1S-03C 4x BD-ROM Blu-Ray/DVD Reader External USB2.0 @ Ebuyer.com & Amazon £69.99 Delievered

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mod

This is a corker Adam

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andywedge;4599065

This is a corker Adam



Yeh heres hoping people see that this is £5 cheaper then play had it.

its a shame my PC is too loud when turned on, i'd probs bot hear the film over it hahah

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macseffect;4599505

its a shame my PC is too loud when turned on, i'd probs bot hear the film … its a shame my PC is too loud when turned on, i'd probs bot hear the film over it hahah



You did a rig with a million fans like my old beast?

Would it be possible to output signal to my TV?

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willocks;4599649

Would it be possible to output signal to my TV?



Whats your setup. If you have a decent TV Card or output on your PC yes (Graphics card), I can't see why not. But it would be running off your pc.

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amazon.co.uk/Lit…FE6

Just noticed its now been reduced on Amazon too. Probably to compete.

Taken from there:

"Mine came with Power DVD BD for Bluray films, just make sure your pc is upto spec, (you can download Cyberlinks BD advisor to check your pc for you). Produces a clean 1080p quality output when matched with the appropriate kit.

Great little player, nice looking and works very well with XP. External power supply keeps power demands off your pc, which important if you have a high end graphics cards pulling from your PSU. All in all quiet in operation and a cheap & useful add on if you have your pc connected to a nice big LCD TV. "

I have a fairly old spec PC now (2GB RAM, GeForce 6600GT extreme, Athlon 64 3500 CPU) but have been after a cheap Blu Ray player for a while now.

I'd prefer to get a stand-alone player, but would be very tempted to buy this if my PC is up to spec.

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Zerobob;4600007

I have a fairly old spec PC now (2GB RAM, GeForce 6600GT extreme, Athlon … I have a fairly old spec PC now (2GB RAM, GeForce 6600GT extreme, Athlon 64 3500 CPU) but have been after a cheap Blu Ray player for a while now.I'd prefer to get a stand-alone player, but would be very tempted to buy this if my PC is up to spec.



Specs here.

liteonit.eu/opt…tml

You should be fine.

likw this one since my dvd is not working..

Not a bad deal - pretty useful for those folk with HDMI outputs (else DVI + RCA/optical connections used), for playing back on HDTV. I considered this route for my Studio 17 laptop, but my gran donated me a Sharp BD player instead. Can't wait for burners to fall to this price

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thesilverfox;4600291

Not a bad deal - pretty useful for those folk with HDMI outputs (else DVI … Not a bad deal - pretty useful for those folk with HDMI outputs (else DVI + RCA/optical connections used), for playing back on HDTV. I considered this route for my Studio 17 laptop, but my gran donated me a Sharp BD player instead. Can't wait for burners to fall to this price




Last time this was listed with play @ £5 more it went over a 1000 heat. Not sure why so I thought a saving price of a fiver might help others who want this cheaper.

Be nice if you could hook this directly up to a 360 wouldn't it.

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Guy H;4600418

Be nice if you could hook this directly up to a 360 wouldn't it.



Yes, it would but I already have a PS3 so not a problem for me directly. But I understand that, not sure I would get rid of the PS3 but I would leave me open too.

This isn't cheaper than Play.com as they charge over £7 for postage. I was going to buy on from amazon until they whacked on £7 for postage so I ended up buying from Play.com instead which worked out a few pound cheaper

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yankeeyk;4600686

This isn't cheaper than Play.com as they charge over £7 for postage. I … This isn't cheaper than Play.com as they charge over £7 for postage. I was going to buy on from amazon until they whacked on £7 for postage so I ended up buying from Play.com instead which worked out a few pound cheaper



What Amazon if FREE - amazon.co.uk/Lit…FE6
Ebuyer is FREE (Select Super Saver on checkout)

I suggest you read what your doing and stop cold voting before reading. Also cancel your order with play and order from there.

mod

yankeeyk;4600686

This isn't cheaper than Play.com as they charge over £7 for postage. I … This isn't cheaper than Play.com as they charge over £7 for postage. I was going to buy on from amazon until they whacked on £7 for postage so I ended up buying from Play.com instead which worked out a few pound cheaper



£74.99 + Free Delivery @ Play
£69.99 + Free Delivery @ Ebuyer/Amazon
:?

Zerobob;4600007

I have a fairly old spec PC now (2GB RAM, GeForce 6600GT extreme, Athlon … I have a fairly old spec PC now (2GB RAM, GeForce 6600GT extreme, Athlon 64 3500 CPU) but have been after a cheap Blu Ray player for a while now.I'd prefer to get a stand-alone player, but would be very tempted to buy this if my PC is up to spec.


To playback Blu-ray discs you need either a modern VGA card that handles the bulk of the decoding or a fairly decent dual core CPU (~2GHz). It looks as if you have neither so the cheapest upgrade would be for a new VGA card. I assume you have an AGP motherboard so I don’t know what to recommend.

With Core AVC/ffdshow etc, I do wonder if that rig would be okay. My old P4 2.53 runs HD content fine with the right codecs installed.

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andywedge;4600841

£74.99 + Free Delivery @ Play£69.99 + Free Delivery @ Ebuyer/Amazon:?



Confused me too.

not bad - would have been ideal if it had a dvd write support

Agharta;4600862

To playback Blu-ray discs you need either a modern VGA card that handles … To playback Blu-ray discs you need either a modern VGA card that handles the bulk of the decoding or a fairly decent dual core CPU (~2GHz). It looks as if you have neither so the cheapest upgrade would be for a new VGA card. I assume you have an AGP motherboard so I don’t know what to recommend.



My single core 3700 (2.2ghz, same clock as some 3500s) with a 7600gt and no gpu acceleration was able to playback smooth h264 stuff under XPMCE using the Core AVC decoder.

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nxsfan;4601012

My single core 3700 (2.2ghz, same clock as some 3500s) with a 7600gt and … My single core 3700 (2.2ghz, same clock as some 3500s) with a 7600gt and no gpu acceleration was able to playback smooth h264 stuff under XPMCE using the Core AVC decoder.



So it should work.

thesilverfox;4600949

With Core AVC/ffdshow etc, I do wonder if that rig would be okay. My old … With Core AVC/ffdshow etc, I do wonder if that rig would be okay. My old P4 2.53 runs HD content fine with the right codecs installed.


But what sort of HD content are you referring to? There’s an enormous difference between most of the HD content available on the web and high bit-rate H.264 encoded Blu-ray discs.

nxsfan;4601012

My single core 3700 (2.2ghz, same clock as some 3500s) with a 7600gt and … My single core 3700 (2.2ghz, same clock as some 3500s) with a 7600gt and no gpu acceleration was able to playback smooth h264 stuff under XPMCE using the Core AVC decoder.


Have you tested it with Blu-ray discs encoded with H.264?

I haven’t tried Core AVC since it was in Beta around the time of the World Cup in 2006 so imagine it’s moved on a lot since then. I’m curious to know how good it is.

Adam2050;4601078

So it should work.


Wait for their answers.

I'm thinking about buying a HP Touchsmart (TX2) Laptop (pcworld.co.uk/mar…926), would it be possible to watch the Blu-ray films in full 1080P on the laptop's 12.1" screen?

And how can I connect it at Full HD to my 42" 1080P TV as it has no Blu-ray? Help much appreciated.

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PlayBay;4602435

I'm thinking about buying a HP Touchsmart (TX2) Laptop … I'm thinking about buying a HP Touchsmart (TX2) Laptop (http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/product/seo/174926), would it be possible to watch the Blu-ray films in full 1080P on the laptop's 12.1" screen? And how can I connect it at Full HD to my 42" 1080P TV as it has no Blu-ray? Help much appreciated.




Not sure, but you would need to use VGA out.

PlayBay;4602435

I'm thinking about buying a HP Touchsmart (TX2) Laptop … I'm thinking about buying a HP Touchsmart (TX2) Laptop (http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/product/seo/174926), would it be possible to watch the Blu-ray films in full 1080P on the laptop's 12.1" screen?


Nope - the laptop can't display 1080P on it's screen, because it doesn't have a 1080P screen

It'll still look great at native resolution though, providing the laptop is upto the job of playback. That particular model is running HD-decode-capable video (Radeon 3200), so it will probably cope just fine with something like PowerDVD.
PlayBay;4602435

And how can I connect it at Full HD to my 42" 1080P TV...


You can't, unless your laptop has an HDMI port or an HDCP-enabled DVI port. HP's site says that particular model has neither - shopping.hp.com/ser…HHO

It will only work through a VGA output, if you use the likes of AnyDVDHD to bypass the content protection... but this is fairly trivial, and only costs a few quid. You'll want to check your telly can cope with 1920x1080 through it's VGA input - test it out with your existing computer.

[QUOTE=Agharta;4602313]But what sort of HD content are you referring to? There’s an enormous difference between most of the HD content available on the web and high bit-rate H.264 encoded Blu-ray discs.
QUOTE]

Full 12GB-20GB x264 encoded 1080p MKV container files, ripped straight from Blu Ray discs. No problems :thumbsup: It's mostly down to careful configuration I've found.

yankeeyk;4600686

This isn't cheaper than Play.com as they charge over £7 for postage. I … This isn't cheaper than Play.com as they charge over £7 for postage. I was going to buy on from amazon until they whacked on £7 for postage so I ended up buying from Play.com instead which worked out a few pound cheaper



You have to select free delivery when you go through the checkout process on amazon.

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calmacuk;4602981

You have to select free delivery when you go through the checkout process … You have to select free delivery when you go through the checkout process on amazon.



Have pm'd them too hopefully they can save themselves some money:)

thesilverfox;4602956

Full 12GB-20GB x264 encoded 1080p MKV container files, ripped straight … Full 12GB-20GB x264 encoded 1080p MKV container files, ripped straight from Blu Ray discs. No problems :thumbsup: It's mostly down to careful configuration I've found.



Thanks for the info. I’ve never ripped a Blu-ray disc but only HD-DVD discs and they tended to be in the region of 20 to 25GB as I ripped them without changing the bit-rate.
Are those 12 – 20GB rips using the same bit-rate as the original Blu-ray material or were they encoded at a lower rate? I ask because those sizes suggest a bit-rate of around 20Mb/Sec which seems low for a Blu-ray H.264 title and if that is the case it doesn’t confirm whether your setup can manage playing a Blu-ray disc directly.
What sort of a CPU load did you get during playback?

In order to connect to a lcd tv with HDMI connection, if your computer has graphics card with DVI out, you need a DVI male to HDMI female connector. This can be purchased from fleabay for around £5

shop.ebay.co.uk/ite…t=0

Once this convertor device is conected to the computer a cheap HDMI cable then connects to the lcd tv.

You may appreciate the pic link to visualise the type of converter.http://images.channeladvisor.com/Sell/SSProfiles/52000080/Images/1/HDMI-Female%20to%20DVI%20Male%20Adapter%20(Gold).jpg


This device is used effectivey to connect my laptop to optoma HD 65 projector which has HDMI connector. (HD65 pj very impressive peice of kit by the way)

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Romi;4606302

In order to connect to a lcd tv with HDMI connection, if your computer … In order to connect to a lcd tv with HDMI connection, if your computer has graphics card with DVI out, you need a DVI male to HDMI female connector. This can be purchased from fleabay for around £5http://shop.ebay.co.uk/items/?_nkw=DVI+male+to+HDMI+feMale&_sacat=0&_fromfsb=&_trksid=m270&_odkw=DVI+Female+to+HDMI+Male&_osacat=0Once this convertor device is conected to the computer a cheap HDMI cable then connects to the lcd tv.You my appreciate the pic link to visualise the type of converter.This device is used effectivey to connect my laptop to optoma HD 65 projector which has HDMI connector. (HD65 pj very impressive peice of kit by the way)




Nice

or of course just buy a dvi>hdmi lead like i just did!

thesilverfox;4600291

Can't wait for burners to fall to this price



when when when when when when when will BluRay burners and media start falling in price. £140 for a burner form months now and blank BluRay at £4 a disc!!!

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hambrook;4607272

when when when when when when when will BluRay burners and media start … when when when when when when when will BluRay burners and media start falling in price. £140 for a burner form months now and blank BluRay at £4 a disc!!!



Blu-ray still in its infancy when it comes to main stream. I am on the only person I know near me that has one that i'm good friends with. Then I know two people who have a PS3, who don't buy this media format.

Hi, not too computer literate so please can someone help.

How do I find out if my laptop or pc has dvi out and if it doesn't is it installable?

Thanks

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neilc;4608172

Hi, not too computer literate so please can someone help.How do I find … Hi, not too computer literate so please can someone help.How do I find out if my laptop or pc has dvi out and if it doesn't is it installable?Thanks



Check for this port on the back.

http://img389.imageshack.us/img389/9374/scripts03tu3.gif

The white bigger one.

Agharta;4603579

Thanks for the info. I’ve never ripped a Blu-ray disc but only HD-DVD d … Thanks for the info. I’ve never ripped a Blu-ray disc but only HD-DVD discs and they tended to be in the region of 20 to 25GB as I ripped them without changing the bit-rate.Are those 12 – 20GB rips using the same bit-rate as the original Blu-ray material or were they encoded at a lower rate? I ask because those sizes suggest a bit-rate of around 20Mb/Sec which seems low for a Blu-ray H.264 title and if that is the case it doesn’t confirm whether your setup can manage playing a Blu-ray disc directly.What sort of a CPU load did you get during playback?




I'll use G-Spot to confirm the bitrates when I get in this evening, but even the 1080p I've seen from torrents looks darned close to the original Blu Ray. Can't do much from work, but I'll look when I get in.

CPU load was something like 85% with nearly all other processes killed. If your machine is running other threads, you'll probably encounter lip sync issues when playing back H.264 stuff. If you can get an AVIVO/Nvidia equivalent card to do the processing instead, you'll be seeing a massive drop in CPU load.
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