How do I play Blue Rays on my laptop???

26 replies
Found 15th Jul 2009
I have just bought a new laptop and it says watch blue rays free for 60 days but I cannot find how to at all, I have put a blue ray in but it just wont play, does anyone have any ideas????

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Whats the make/model of the latpop? Are you sure it has a blu-ray player? o.O

Original Poster

rwm24;5756200

Whats the make/model of the latpop? Are you sure it has a blu-ray player? … Whats the make/model of the latpop? Are you sure it has a blu-ray player? o.O



an acer aspire 5738z, it said on the pic blue ray when i bought it but now i have got it, all it says is watch them free on the laptop for 60 days

is there some software you need to install? like trail software.
open all the video player programs and see if any of them play blurays.

You got the link to where you bought it from?

The spec of that model just says it has a DVD burner, no mention of a BR drive?

according to the specs here acerdirect.co.uk/Ace…asp it only has a DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - integrated installed and not a blueray player.Perhaps its just software to enable you to watch bluerays online.

niagrab;5756347

Perhaps its just software to enable you to watch bluerays online.



I doubt it, as that's impossible unless you've got a 60Mbit broadband connection.

Acer has several varients of each model so it's possible that whatever mentions blu-ray applies to another model in the range. A relative's acer laptop even has a button to enable/disable bluetooth despite not being bluetooth capable. Do you have the exact model for your laptop? It'll be something like 5738Z-423G25Mn

You should probably be looking for some sort of player software trial like PowerDVD, WinDVD or ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre. If you find one them try running that and then putting the blu-ray in.

Original Poster

Spriggan;5756295

You got the link to where you bought it from?



littlewoods.com/rf/…=12

Original Poster

vickywil5;5757059

http://www.littlewoods.com/rf/p.do/electricals/computers/laptops/amd-athlon-dual-core-15-6in-laptop?Nao=84&groupId=598855501&Nu=this_product&SNtk=&Np=1&SN=154+4294484645+85+4294966715&Ntt=598855501&D=598855501&Ntk=group_search&Dx=mode%2bmatchall&thisprod=598242976&N=154+4294484645+85+4294966715&Nty=1&Mis_item_id=15&Mis_item_loc_id=1&product=598242976&pageSize=12



This is the link and if you zoom and go on side view it shows blue ray on it

vickywil5;5757059

http://www.littlewoods.com/rf/p.do/electricals/computers/laptops/amd-athlon-dual-core-15-6in-laptop?Nao=84&groupId=598855501&Nu=this_product&SNtk=&Np=1&SN=154+4294484645+85+4294966715&Ntt=598855501&D=598855501&Ntk=group_search&Dx=mode%2bmatchall&thisprod=598242976&N=154+4294484645+85+4294966715&Nty=1&Mis_item_id=15&Mis_item_loc_id=1&product=598242976&pageSize=12



There's no Blu Ray drive in the laptop, so not quite sure what they're impying by the 60-day thing :?

AMD Athlon Dual Core QL-64 processor. 3Gb RAM. 320Gb hard drive. 15.6ins … AMD Athlon Dual Core QL-64 processor. 3Gb RAM. 320Gb hard drive. 15.6ins TFT widescreen display. [COLOR="Red"]DVD Super Multi drive[/COLOR]. Integrated Intel graphics. 802.11 b/g/n WiFi. 0.3Mp webcam. Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium. Acer helpline: 0870 853 1000.

vickywil5;5757062

This is the link and if you zoom and go on side view it shows blue ray on … This is the link and if you zoom and go on side view it shows blue ray on it



Its not going to have bluray if it wasnt in the description. Most of the time the pics are of the highest spec model.

Sloth/Mod

vickywil5;5757062

This is the link and if you zoom and go on side view it shows blue ray on … This is the link and if you zoom and go on side view it shows blue ray on it



How strange..........so it has...........but it hasn't got a Blu Ray drive. lol

deathtrap3000;5757078

Its not going to have bluray if it wasnt in the description. Most of the … Its not going to have bluray if it wasnt in the description. Most of the time the pics are of the highest spec model.



+1. The same as TV adverts for cars!

Banned

lmao!!
women and technology eh!

a. cant believe you went to littlewoods to buy a laptop
b. expensive price to be honest
c. hate sites that never give you a full spec sheet
d. you saw blu-ray in the picture?? some sites even use fake pics that look similar ya know...
e. you should email them and ask them because according to the specs it does not say blu-ray
f. you must have received some booklets with the laptop. it is a must. sit down and start reading. does it state blu-ray in the books?

get back to us

the Acer Aspire 5738G has it but not the 5738Z

Banned

vickywil5;5757062

This is the link and if you zoom and go on side view it shows blue ray on … This is the link and if you zoom and go on side view it shows blue ray on it




http://maaadddog.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/simpsons-the-doh-49005791.jpg

You should be able to get a refund based on he misleading picture.

Spriggan;5757109

You should be able to get a refund based on he misleading picture.



Doubt it, it says it has a DVD drive in the product description.

Does it have the Blu-Ray symbol on the drive of the laptop you have got, if it has it will play them with software, if not it won't

Sloth/Mod

Spriggan;5757109

You should be able to get a refund based on he misleading picture.



leefal;5757146

Doubt it, it says it has a DVD drive in the product description.



It doesn't matter......it's Littlewoods. You can send it back on the home approval scheme. :thumbsup:

It is misleading I agree, but the offer is to whatch Blu Ray free. That indicates you don't have to pay for the web download for the trial period, not that you can play Blu Ray dvd's. Trading standards might have something to say about the advertising if they give you any hassle about returning it.

059;5757264

It is misleading I agree, but the offer is to whatch Blu Ray free. That … It is misleading I agree, but the offer is to whatch Blu Ray free. That indicates you don't have to pay for the web download for the trial period, not that you can play Blu Ray dvd's. Trading standards might have something to say about the advertising if they give you any hassle about returning it.



But that's where it get's even more confusing, as you can't download Blu-Rays, in the same was that you can't download a DVD - it's just a piece of storage media. If the OP could post the exact wording of the 'offer' it might help for us to work out exactly what it's suggesting

Unless it's something like a free 60-day trial to Lovefilm or similar (although offering a Blu Ray rental service on a non Blu Ray laptop seems a bit stupid).

Perhaps download was the wrong word, I'm sure you can stream them to your pc.

midlandscomics;5757315

But that's where it get's even more confusing, as you can't download … But that's where it get's even more confusing, as you can't download Blu-Rays, in the same was that you can't download a DVD - it's just a piece of storage media. If the OP could post the exact wording of the 'offer' it might help for us to work out exactly what it's suggesting :)Unless it's something like a free 60-day trial to Lovefilm or similar (although offering a Blu Ray rental service on a non Blu Ray laptop seems a bit stupid).



You can download blu-ray movies just like you can download dvd movies, they are just HUGE.

rwm24;5757400

You can download blu-ray movies just like you can download dvd movies, … You can download blu-ray movies just like you can download dvd movies, they are just HUGE.



Hes trying to say you cant download a bluray or a dvd because they are the discs. And you cant download a disc. You can download the files on them though.
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