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I was wondering, i was thinking about getting a Blu-Ray drive but im not too sure how worth it they are, i have a PS3 and was thinking about trying a Blu-Ray on that to see what the picture quality is like and i was wondering how much difference would i see in a Blu-Ray drive Vs a PS3 playing a a Blu-Ray, if i like the quality of it on the PS3 and if on a Blu-Ray drive it would be better then i would get one
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I was wondering, i was thinking about getting a Blu-Ray drive but im not too sure how worth it they are, i have a PS3 and was thinking about trying a Blu-Ray on that to see what the picture quality is like and i was wondering how much difference would i see in a Blu-Ray drive Vs a PS3 playing a a Blu-Ray, if i like the quality of it on the PS3 and if on a Blu-Ray drive it would be better then i would get one
You shouldn't notice any difference. If you've got fancy software running on the PC, providing bluray playback, then it will have options to affect the picture, but probably not in as dramatic way as the move to blu-ray itself.
    
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I bought the LG blue ray drive and a Samsung Blue ray drive. Love them both, It loads faster imo than the PS3 and I tend to get better sound quality. Picture wise I really don't see a difference between my PS3 blue ray and when I'm watching it from my Blue ray drive. Microcenter usually has good deals on these drives =-) got my Samsung for $50 I think and my LG for $75. Hope this helps a little :-)
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Okay thanks, of course i have no sound being that its PS3 to my monitor with no sound but im more interested in the picture quality
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I love my blu-ray drive. There shouldn't be much difference in picture quality between a PS3 and a drive, but with a drive in you rig you can rip your blu-rays too. I keep mine backed up to my server. If all you're interested in is playback, I'm not sure you'll gain much from a drive vs what you've already got.
     
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I love my blu-ray drive. There shouldn't be much difference in picture quality between a PS3 and a drive, but with a drive in you rig you can rip your blu-rays too. I keep mine backed up to my server. If all you're interested in is playback, I'm not sure you'll gain much from a drive vs what you've already got.
Okay thanks, well first off im selling my PS3 so i want to check with Blu-Rays before i sell it. I am thinking about keeping my films backed up - just wondering what software you use to rip them? and what kind of size are they? im guessing they are bigger then DVD rips?
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Okay thanks, well first off im selling my PS3 so i want to check with Blu-Rays before i sell it. I am thinking about keeping my films backed up - just wondering what software you use to rip them? and what kind of size are they? im guessing they are bigger then DVD rips?
Yeah, you're looking at 25-50GB if you get all the content. You might be able to rip a little smaller, if you ditch some of the special features, etc.
    
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Yeah, you're looking at 25-50GB if you get all the content. You might be able to rip a little smaller, if you ditch some of the special features, etc.
Holy crap, that is big - i would be wanting the film only i think. Special features dont really interest me and i would have the disc if i ever wanted to check out the special features anyway
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Okay thanks, well first off im selling my PS3 so i want to check with Blu-Rays before i sell it. I am thinking about keeping my films backed up - just wondering what software you use to rip them? and what kind of size are they? im guessing they are bigger then DVD rips?
I use MakeMKV, which is currently free since it's in beta. Rips your blu-rays straight to .mkv files at full quality. The files are still huge, even if you keep just the main movie, so I reencode them with Handbrake. How much space you'll save depends on how much quality you're willing to sacrifice. I use Handbrake's high profile preset with a .mkv container, and I think my largest is 10 gigs. Most are considerably smaller, and they still look great imho.
     
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