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Old 04-15-2010, 11:51 AM
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External Blu-Ray Drive

I am looking to buy an external blu-ray drive for my laptop.

However, I do not know what to look for, I have found some cheap ones, but I don't know how good they are. What am I supposed to look for here?

Here are some of the things I have found.

http://www.amazon.com/Blu-Ray-Player.../dp/B001V5BON0

http://www.overstock.com/Electronics...i_sku=12625330

http://www.amazon.com/Blu-Ray-USB-Ex.../dp/B001QA2Y9S
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Old 04-15-2010, 06:11 PM
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Re: External Blu-Ray Drive

Any one of those would work but if I had to choose I would go with the second one.
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Old 04-17-2010, 12:14 PM
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Re: External Blu-Ray Drive

Do I need any software to play them or will my CPU be fine? It's a Sony Vaio VGN-NW240F
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Old 04-17-2010, 07:06 PM
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Re: External Blu-Ray Drive

Your hardware looks fine.
but depending on whether it comes with software or not, you may need to buy Powerdvd 10 to play the blu-rays
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Old 04-17-2010, 09:51 PM
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Re: External Blu-Ray Drive

Why would I need software?
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Old 04-17-2010, 11:37 PM
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Re: External Blu-Ray Drive

I don't think Windows Media Player is capable of playing blu-rays.
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Old 04-18-2010, 10:41 AM
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Re: External Blu-Ray Drive

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I don't think Windows Media Player is capable of playing blu-rays.
Couldn't i just get a different media player then?
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Old 04-18-2010, 02:52 PM
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Re: External Blu-Ray Drive

PowerDVD is a different media player, a very good one at that.
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Old 04-18-2010, 03:12 PM
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PowerDVD is a different media player, a very good one at that.
that would be a deal breaker for me...
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Old 04-18-2010, 03:52 PM
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Re: External Blu-Ray Drive

It says plug and play in the item description so you may not need any additional software.
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