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Pc building-do i need a blu ray drive and a blu ray burner?

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November 11, 2009 11:13:22 PM

can i use a blu ray drive and a blu ray burner? Do i need both or is having both a waste??
November 12, 2009 2:57:22 AM

If you just watch blu-rays, then all you need is a standard BD-ROM. However, if you burn high-def movies, then you'll want to get a BD-RE, which also plays blu-rays.
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November 12, 2009 9:53:08 AM

The only time you'd need both is if you want to copy Blu Ray discs on-the-fly. Given the prices at the moment it's a waste to have both.

You could even save a few quid by getting a Blu Ray reader only and a separate DVD writer instead of a Blu Ray combi drive.
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November 12, 2009 10:40:07 AM

Blue-Ray Disc are good back-up media @ 25G or 50G. Thats what i use to save my system image files. Few disc needed instead of multiple DVD.

I save recorded HDTV Shows/Movies and Blue Ray disc come in handy. Also i save multiple DVD-movies on a single Blue-Ray Disc.

My LG Blue-Ray/HD-DVD Player Blue-Ray/DVD Writer is one of the most reliable optical drive i have. I only use one optical drive in my system. Optical drives are under-utilized for most part.

Blue Ray writer is ~ $199.99 to date. Blue Ray player is almost half the price.

Use the money somewhere else if you are not sure of what you need.

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November 23, 2009 4:14:17 PM

Thank you to every one for your help on this topic.
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