External blu ray player Tags: Optical Media Desktops Netbooks Blu-ray Storage Product Last response: January 9, 2012 3:01 PM in Storage Share bigdayve December 31, 2011 9:52:57 PM I want to buy an external blu ray player to play blu rays on my desktop and dvds and cds on my netbook. I have had a hard time finding any reviews or buying guides. Does anyone have some good resources or drive recommendations? Thanks More about : external blu ray player JackNaylorPE a c 115 G Storage December 31, 2011 10:06:42 PM Here' a reliable 3.0 version http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... less enamored about this one, but its cheaper http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... m 0 l bigdayve January 3, 2012 12:19:44 AM Those are a little pricey. I don't really need speed or software. I really just want a BD/DVD/CD reader. I know they start around $55, but I am weary of buying something that doesn't work. Is there a better option? m 0 l Related resources Compaq Presario/usb external blu ray player - Forum Hooking up External HD to Blu-ray player to play movies? - Forum How to get sound for Blu Ray player via BenQ monitor - Forum LG BP325W DVD/Blu Ray Player - Forum how to hook up a blu ray player to two tv's - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer hang-the-9 a c 110 G Storage January 3, 2012 1:06:35 PM Get an internal one if you want one for 50-60. Externals will be more expensive. Here is an external read only http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Or you can try to make your own external, buy an internal drive and a USB drive enclosure, although at times I have seen this not work. Usually does though. m 0 l popatim a c 855 G Storage January 4, 2012 2:13:00 AM Hang the 9 is right on the money, they dont make an external reader to my knowledge. As for not needing software, windows won't natively play a blu-ray movie disk (data disks are fine) so unless you already have something , you will... m 0 l bigdayve January 8, 2012 2:37:48 PM I know I will need software, but I don't want to buy it bundled because you can get it for cheap. I don't really want an enclosure because they are heavy to lug around. I am looking at this one http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001QA2Y9S/ref=ox_sc_a... m 0 l hang-the-9 a c 110 G Storage January 9, 2012 3:01:36 PM bigdayve said:I know I will need software, but I don't want to buy it bundled because you can get it for cheap. I don't really want an enclosure because they are heavy to lug around. I am looking at this one http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001QA2Y9S/ref=ox_sc_a... Software on it's own is much more than if you buy it in a retail package with a drive. Win DVD is $60, Power DVD is 40-60 depending on the features. Never tried that drive, but it does say Bluray on it. How good it is though, I can't say. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHow do I get Hotel Wifi on my Samsung Blu Ray player Forum SolvedBlu Ray player won't detect Wolverine 3D? Forum Solvedi have an older sony tv that can go as high as component and a blu ray player that is hdmi only ...will an etekcity component Forum SolvedBlu ray player audio converter Forum SolvedHow to connect PC with 5.1 audio output to a Philips HTS3106 blu ray player with home theater Forum SolvedDoes a Blu-Ray player play/run/read CD-ROM's Forum Solved3d display with a 3d Blu Ray Player Forum SolvedWill a Blu-Ray player/burner work in a 4-year-old PC with an Nvidia GT240? Forum How do i connect blu-ray player with HDMI output only to cable box with HDMI and HDTV with no HDMI connector? Forum Solved1 PC with 2 NICs...trying to "Share" wired ethernet connection to blu-ray player Forum SolvedBlu Ray Player software? Forum Best Blu-ray Player (for cheap)? Forum Getting blu ray discs to play on blu ray player Forum For 5.1 dolby digital / dts sound require after connecting my HT player with Blu ray player Forum SolvedCan I connect a blu-ray player to a laptop? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !