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LG Blu-Ray Burner w/Lightscribe for $79.99... Good Deal?

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Newegg's having a mini-storage sale and this is one of the items that caught my eye.

The thing is, I really don't need a BR drive considering I own exactly 0 BR discs (and probably won't be buying any in the near future), but I was thinking of getting a drive with lightscribe anyway, and at that price I'm kind of thinking I may as well just grab a blu-ray drive while it's cheap.

Is this a really good deal? Are BR-burner prices coming down overall? If so I might just wait til I have a legitimate use for it.
post #2 of 6
good brand, decent enough reviews, but will you actually use it to burn blu rays??
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Fair price, prices are coming down, but don't forget that you will need software with it if you want to watch blu-ray movies.
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Originally Posted by Greensystemsgo View Post
good brand, decent enough reviews, but will you actually use it to burn blu rays??
Not anytime soon.

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Fair price, prices are coming down, but don't forget that you will need software with it if you want to watch blu-ray movies.
The software that comes with it won't let you watch blu-ray movies?
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Not anytime soon.



The software that comes with it won't let you watch blu-ray movies?
Mine did. Works wonders playing netflix blurays... and also backing up the ones I own with the new version of handbrake. No more clownBD tri-be-de-muxing mumbo jumbo.
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