External blu ray player

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
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  1. 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?
  2. 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=N82E16827249060

    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.
  3. 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...
  4. 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_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=A1WMFB7P808BWJ
  5. 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_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=A1WMFB7P808BWJ


    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.
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