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Blu-Ray: Stand alone or BD/DVD/CD Drive?

by menengroth / July 9, 2009 4:44 AM PDT

Does anybody have an opinion on having both a stand alone Blu-Ray player AND a BD-Rom drive on a laptop? I'm thinking that If I have a Blu-ray drive on my laptop and HDMI connection, why do I need another player for my Home theater? Or am I woefully ingnorant about the capabilities of Blu-Ray drives in computers?

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Stand alone Blu-Ray player +1
by LordAntony / July 10, 2009 4:55 PM PDT

I think, that stand alone Blu-Ray player will be the best choice.
I you want to playback TrueHD sound or HD DTS, you will have to by special edition of Power DVD ( http://www.cyberlink.com/products/powerdvd/compare-retail_en_US.html ), WMP or other free program can't do this. Sad
I'm not sure, that you be able to transfer secure media data to other "monitor" (your HD TV).

Stand alone player much easier: just turn it on Happy and you will have 100% warranty that it will playback everything you need.
I'm using Sony S350: good quality for low price.

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convenience, convenience, convenience...
by porsche10x / July 12, 2009 6:36 AM PDT

Do you really want to have to boot up your computer to watch a movie on your TV? It's your laptop, right? So you're going to carry this around with you, then futz with wires and connections every time you want to watch a movie? If you don't live alone, what if someone else wants to watch something while you're using your computer? If you watch a lot of movies, the wear and tear on your laptop battery alone will cost you more than a blu-ray player. I also have a Sony S350. It's great and hassle-free. I think I saw it somewhere recently for an unbelieveable $179! Now, what I'd really like to see is a cheap blu-ray burner for my PC. better yet, cheap media. I'd also be happy if blank double layer DVDs were less than 20 cents each.

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blue-ray
by jpthunder / July 12, 2009 8:05 AM PDT

simple get a ps3 its cheaper and br live

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