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Old August 23, 2008, 02:49 PM
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Default Cheapest Blu-Ray Drive?

Want to buy a blu-ray drive for my HTPC setup...

can people recommend the cheapest one available? best bang for the buck?

Also I'm using Vista 64bit if that makes a difference
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to read or read/write?
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to read or read/write?
I'd want to be able to burn DVDs but just read Blu-ray
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This LG seems to be a nice value and has some good reviews
NCIX.com - Buy LG GGC-H20L BLU-RAY HD-DVD Reader BD-ROM 6X HD DVD-ROM 3X DVD+-RW 16X8X6 DL 4X Black SATA Software - GGC-H20L In Canada.
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here ya go then!

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I've seen the LG drive and it looks good but I've read a few comments about how it has compatibility problems with Vista.... I use Vista 64 so I'm a little worried about that.
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I've seen the LG drive and it looks good but I've read a few comments about how it has compatibility problems with Vista.... I use Vista 64 so I'm a little worried about that.
how can an optical drive have compatibility problems with an OS? That doesn't really make sense. Either way I've had one since Christmas and love it. And yes I am using Vista.
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what about a blue ray writer?Ill buy one only if theres another DVD Shrink that can do blu ray format :)
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Blu-ray burner would be nice, but still too expensive. I wonder how long 50Gb takes to burn, all night???
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Infonec has a Sony and a Lite-On for about $130 each:
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