Building a new PC at the end of the month, and would like it to be able to play BluRay disc/movies/etc. I was originally looking at the ASUS BW-12B1ST @ Newegg, but upon reading reviews, saw that it only burns BR, and in order to play them, you have to download specific codecs, or 3rd party software to do this.
Can anybody recommend me a good BR/DVD/CD combo that they've had success with, or at least a reliable one and a point in the right direction to a safe website where I can find the proper software to play BR discs? The ASUS website for the drive mentioned above doesn't offer the software for that from what I've read (may have overlooked though).
And before anyone asks, yes, I want a BR player on my PC. I have a high res screen, set-up, and the TV in the pc room is crap. The only TV worth watching BR on is in the bedroom, and I don't want to keep the wife up all hours of the night watching movies. I generally watch movies on the PC/Netflix while I play older console games on the TV in the PC room, which cancels out the bedroom for movies idea anyways. I tend to get asked quit a bit when mentioning BR player on PC, which is why I figured I'd go ahead and get that part out of the way.
ok, not sure why u got asked if whether or not u want a bluray on ur PC, i mean thats totally ur choice, and when i finish my computer i will also be putting a bluray player and writer.
Back to the point... This Reader/Writer will be the one im getting, it does everything(read/write)(im quite sure), and it looks good(for me at least). im also not sure wether u wanted internal or external, or a laptop internal nor do i know ur budget, but here's my choice: http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/opticaldr...
i also don't know what country u in, and this website only delivers in UK, u could search for it in newegg if u live in the US
I was just about to answer the PC, internal, budget questions, then I saw you're 2nd Edit, lol. That actually looks like exactly what I want, and it appears it comes with the required software itself, which will save me from buying an after market program.