I'm just starting setting my home media network. I got a new internet last week, and my TV is now on the network, and reading files served from my PC very nicely. So what I want now, is an internal blu-ray drive for my desktop pc (Dell Studio XPS) so that I can rip my Blu-rays and watch them over the network. Now... at the moment, all I want is to be able to do is shove a Blu-ray into my PC, do some transcoding and what-not, and having a resulting MKV file that I can stream over to my TV. So for that I know I just need a blu-ray reader drive for my pc. Now I can't see me ever needing/wanting to burn Blu-ray discs, but I do like to future-proof my systems where I can, where possible/relevant. I'm 99% sure I won't ever need a blu-ray writer, the way storage is at the moment (and continues to go), I won't ever be backing up data to disc, or backing up films to discs. Is there anything else i haven't thought of? where a BR writer could be useful? if not, I'll just get a reader. I want an internal drive, as have a nice spare bay on my desktop. I've seen majority of BR reader drives priced between £20 and £60. Aside from higher read-speed (which I want) are there any other obvious benefits from getting a higher priced one? I don't mind going to the higher end of that range, for good benefits. Ideally I'd like a nice balance between fast speed and good value. It need to be high quality/reliable too. Can anyone recommend a drive that fits with the above? any good/bad experiences? oh yeah, in terms of software (as i know some BR drives come with software to play BRs on PC), I guess it would be nice to be able to see the BR film/program on my PC, but not totally essential. thanks. Steve.