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Best BD-ROM for HTPC?

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I probably wont do any RW so I would like to get a BD-ROM drive for my HTPC/Server. The only issue is that most of the reviews on newegg are mixed, the drive works really good, but has issues with new Blu-Rays, or just works poorly.

I would just like to know which drive is the best to get.
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It's not the drive as much as the player software that causes compatibility issues with new discs. My Lite-On hasn't had a firmware update in almost two years and yet plays every disc I have with no problems. I use Arcsoft Total Media Theater 3 for playback. However, I had almost nothing but problems with PowerDVD 8 Ultra and new disc compatibility.
    
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Well I never use the player they give me, its common sense that paid software that comes for free won't be the best.

I ended up deciding on a drive, after reading a firmware update should fix it, so I am all set.

I hope Boxee will be able to read discs though.
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The PDVD 8 I had was paid. I bought it as an upgrade from the v7.3 version that came bundled.
    
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Ah, they ususally give me some garbage 4 year old Cyberlink product. I just throw it out the Window.
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arcsoft tmt5 is the business, tried powerdvd and windvd, nowhere near as good, mpc-hc can play the video files if you have anydvd but no menus and it doesnt always get stuff like tv series in the right order so arcsoft is the one to go for
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