Add a Blu-ray drive to your PC for $89.99

Finally, Blu-ray for under $100! Sony's internal drive comes with the software you need to watch movies on your PC.

Here's your chance to get an internal Blu-ray drive under $100. Sony

Regular Cheapskate readers know that I'm a big fan of media-center PCs, which is why I frequently spotlight TV tuners.

Now let's round out the movie side of the equation: Buy.com has the Sony BDU-X10S internal Blu-ray drive for $89.99 shipped.

This is a refurbished drive, meaning it has just a 90-day warranty. If you'd rather go new and can scrape up a few extra bucks, Newegg has the Lite-On DH-401S-58 Blu-ray drive for $99.99 (plus shipping).

Either way, you're looking at a serial drive, meaning you'll need a system with a SATA interface. You'll also need a video card that supports HDCP, otherwise Blu-ray's copy protection will prevent movies from playing.

Speaking of movies, the Sony drive comes with Cyberlink's PowerDVD BD Edition software so you can watch Blu-ray flicks on your PC.

I am so, so tempted to grab one of these for my media center, as standalone Blu-ray players are still selling for $150 and up. What about you? Is $89.99 a good enough deal for you to hop aboard the Blu-ray bandwagon?

 

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