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Can my rig play and burn Blu Rays with this drive ?

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October 29, 2012 12:38:24 PM

Hello,

I was thinking of buying the following Blu Ray drive

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0075WEPJI/ref=ox_sc...

My rig is as follows

Operating System: Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3
Motherboard: ECS P965T-A
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 6400 @ 2.13GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Graphics card: Radeon 5600 1GB DDR5

Thanks in advance
October 29, 2012 12:47:13 PM

Forgot to add my graphics card, edited, see above
October 29, 2012 1:05:49 PM

So I just realized what your asking.

You can't burn and play something on 1 Blue ray player. Your going to have 2 blue ray players to do 2 seperate things.
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October 29, 2012 1:18:53 PM

williamjuly2003 said:
So I just realized what your asking.

You can't burn and play something on 1 Blue ray player. Your going to have 2 blue ray players to do 2 seperate things.


I am asking if my current rig is good enough to

1. Watch Blu Ray movies on. It can aleady playback 1080P h264 videos such as movie and Videogame trailers.

2. Burn Blu Ray discs, even if its only at 1X.

Did you think I wanted to watch 1 movie while I burned another ? :??:  , because thats not what I meant. I want to do both, but not at the same time.
October 29, 2012 1:37:00 PM

As long as you get a Blu ray Burner it can do both. I can't check out your link its blocked from where I am at.
a c 88 G Storage
October 29, 2012 1:41:22 PM

That a OEM drive, so you will need to buy software to play bluray movie. Can't find anything on if it support XP or not.
a c 103 G Storage
October 29, 2012 1:43:56 PM

+1^, I would not get an OEM drive with no software unless you already have something for playing BluRay disks. Not worth another $10 in savings to spend $50 on a program to use.
a c 180 G Storage
October 29, 2012 3:31:16 PM

You will still need a new Retail software for playback!

Corel Windvd Pro
a c 353 G Storage
October 29, 2012 4:18:49 PM

Hit and Miss if OEM BDRE drive comes with Blu-ray player software.
The LG drive you refernced states software, BUT looks like the software is just for writing to disk (includes litescribe software), DOES not mention Blu-ray player.

You might check the manuf support website to see if they offer it as a download - They may as the "boxed version often has it - BUT that is something that you wil need to check, looked at LG and did not see although, my Bare OEM BDRE drive did have a disk for Cyberlink software.

Also check to see if your model Number is listed here: http://www.cyberlink.com/stat/oem/lg/win7/enu/key.jsp
a c 180 G Storage
October 29, 2012 7:08:44 PM

OEM BDRE drive comes with Blu-ray player software. < But most will not update to play the new releases,that is why i purchased retail software.
a c 353 G Storage
October 29, 2012 7:14:54 PM

^ While that is true For all of My purchaces ( BDRE Desktop drives), It's seems to be a hit/miss deal based on reading Reviews at newegg. BUT neither of my OEM BD-Rom/DVDrw drives (Replacement drives for DVDRW laptop drives) came with Blu-ray software, ended up buying total theatre for them.
a c 180 G Storage
October 29, 2012 7:15:51 PM

Too many people believe the drive will just play them.
a c 353 G Storage
October 29, 2012 7:23:03 PM

LOL - Yea, I noticed that also.
They should know that the term OEM when also stating Bare means just that a BARE drive and if they get anything inaddition, BE THANKFULL, but don't count on it.

O one the "free" cyberlink" software that ships, Seams that it will update the DVD Copy protection codes, just does not update new features/additions/improvements. Have not had a problem playing any DVDs, But then I'm also running AnyDVD which may well account for lack of dvd codes.
a c 180 G Storage
October 29, 2012 7:51:59 PM

Same here i use almost the same setup.
January 5, 2013 11:26:32 AM

VLC now supports BluRay Playback with the lastest version.
a c 180 G Storage
January 5, 2013 10:48:09 PM

VLC now supports BluRay Playback with the lastest version.

Not true , you have to use an addon that is not related to VLC , and it doesn't work on newer dvds because it doesn't have the decrypted keys.
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