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post #1 of 12
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Id aprpeciate it very much.

If you guys could point me towards a good (quite) bluray player, and maybe some good software, I would appreciate it very much.


Is it even worth getting it?


Man this subject is so taboo or something.

You have to wonder why hollywood pulls the strings like it does, making it so damn* difficult to play 1080p on the pc. No wonder everyone goes out there and rips off their movies off bittorrent or whatever.

Its impossible to get anything to work legaly. But I will keep trying.
Edited by bloomstomb - 4/26/11 at 8:58am
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post #2 of 12
It's not difficult. When DVD first came out you had to buy software to play them on a PC just like you do for Blu-ray today.

Arcsoft TotalMedia Theatre is the best Blu-ray playback software in my opinion. less bloated and more compatible then PowerDVD. I'm still using the older version 3, but it has no problems playing the latest discs even though it hasn't been updated in months. I believe the latest version is 5.

As far as drives, LG, Lite-On and Samsung are good.
    
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post #3 of 12
I use TMT, too. It's the only player that still supports HD-DVD's and I bought a bunch of those when HD-DVD went defunct and discs were selling for $1-3 a piece.
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PowerDVD 8 came with my player...it works. My only complaint is that some Bluerays I can use the mouse to select things on the root menu and others I can't. All DVDs have mouse support though. if I can't use the mouse I just have to use the arrow keys and hit the enterkey on what I want to do.

I am also not entirely sure that the sound works as it should, I am thinking it is not using all the channels in my 7.1, but it is hard for me to tell. Half the the time it is playing disney movies anyway. I am still playing with it though. I might get it working better yet.
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 4/26/11 at 10:38am
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Check out DAplayer, its free. As for the drive, I would just pick one off neweg..
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DAPlayer doesn't play Blu-ray discs, just rips.
    
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Corel WinDVD 2010 works great for all my Blu-Rays. Plus it handles great them as .iso files when mounted using daemon tools. I have an LG player and it is quite quiet and rips fast
    
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I am running PowerDVD 10 Mk II on mine and I have no problems. As for devices, I am running two LG blu-ray burners that are quieter than church mice.
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Depending on opti drive purchased, they come with software.
Another good way to get decent software is giveawayoftheday.com
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Frys, Microcenter, or only Newegg? I have an LG and a Samsung Blue Ray. They both came with software and both work great. I would not buy OEM drives unless you like to torent (steal) or already have software to run blueray.
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