Decent internal Blu Ray Drive?

RandomLee

Member
Hi,

I've just ordered The Walking Dead Season 2 Collectors Edition from the US but they're going be Region A disks my PS3 isn't going to play them... so I'm after a cheap internal BR drive for my PC, assuming whatever software used for playback will dictate what regions are allowed, rather than the drive's firmware?

Any recommendations?

Cheers :smashin:
 

thedude

Distinguished Member
Not just the bluray drive your pc will need to be of a good enough spec too.
I have an lg its great but wasn't on my old pc it couldn't cope with Bluray
 

RandomLee

Member
Not just the bluray drive your pc will need to be of a good enough spec too.
I have an lg its great but wasn't on my old pc it couldn't cope with Bluray
Thanks, my PC should be more than enough to cope (i5, 8GB RAM etc) :smashin:

I'll have a look on Scan and see what's on offer for BR drives.
 

gagaga

Active Member
For plain playback, they much of a muchness. If you're ripping you get variations:
Lg > lite on > pioneer. For speed in my experience. For the lg you'll need to dig out rip lock free firmware to get it above 2.4ish x speed, then they are the fasted I've used.

Alternative is the cheapo Sony laptop drive for 30 at scan at the moment plus. £4 USB case off eBay/amazon. Mine rips about as fast as my full size lite on.

Finally don't forget software- you'll need something like anydvd to play stuff from a different region.
 

RandomLee

Member
Thanks a lot mate. It's just for playback really but no harm in having a fast one so I'll check out the LGs first ;)
 

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