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lchiu7
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  #202831 23-Mar-2009 16:20
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Mine only came with PDVD7 BD edition so it purports to play BD titles. It does sort of, but my machine isn't up to it. The software cannot play HD-DVD's which is strange given the drive supports both




Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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  #202848 23-Mar-2009 17:52
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lchiu7:
stevenz:


Best bang-for-the-buck Blu-Ray drive I've come across is the LG GGC-H20L:

Newegg link for you -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136133

Even plays HD-DVD's should you be able to find any ;)..



Have to agree with that. Have been using one for about 4 months now and it's great. And I have over 40 HD-DVD's so that function is invaluable. But I don't use the drive for playing HD discs - the PC isn't up to it and anyway I don't want to watch on a computer monitor. It's great for backing up HD titles to a server for watching on my HT system.

Plus it's easy to flash the firmware on it to a firmware that is more friendly to backing up HD titles :)


 


Where might one find said firmware? :)


 
 
 
 


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Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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  #203074 24-Mar-2009 17:49
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RunAway:
stevenz:

Best bang-for-the-buck Blu-Ray drive I've come across is the LG GGC-H20L:

Newegg link for you -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136133

Even plays HD-DVD's should you be able to find any ;)

The ATI Radeon's GPU will handle almost all of the H264 decoding onboard so the CPU becomes largely irrelevant. An E2500 will be more than adequate.

Now I need to find a passive 8500GT PCIe card for my system...




Got this drive on the way..Should be here Tuesday...I hope I don't have too much trouble getting the Blu Ray software to work...


Got it a day early and its doing a great job! Did all the firmware and patch upgrades and its playing Blu Ray like a champ...Im so happy this has worked out so well...Awesome picture on this new TV as well...

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  #203084 24-Mar-2009 18:46
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What software did it come with out of interest?




Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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  #203268 25-Mar-2009 15:21
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lchiu7: What software did it come with out of interest?


It comes with PowerDVD 7.3...does a good job for me..I updated everything and have no problems...But it did not work straight out of the box...Had to download the patches before it would play any Blu-ray...

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RunAway:
lchiu7: What software did it come with out of interest?


It comes with PowerDVD 7.3...does a good job for me..I updated everything and have no problems...But it did not work straight out of the box...Had to download the patches before it would play any Blu-ray...


Hmm - same software as mine. It can play Bluray but it's a struggle. But cannot play HD-DVD's at all which is strange for a drive that supports both.




Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #203374 26-Mar-2009 01:31
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lchiu7:
RunAway:
lchiu7: What software did it come with out of interest?


It comes with PowerDVD 7.3...does a good job for me..I updated everything and have no problems...But it did not work straight out of the box...Had to download the patches before it would play any Blu-ray...


Hmm - same software as mine. It can play Bluray but it's a struggle. But cannot play HD-DVD's at all which is strange for a drive that supports both.


I don't have any HD-DVD's and only rent Blu-ray through Netflix,but it makes me curious as to if I will be able to play HD-DVD... I want it to do what its suppose to do...I will be looking for a disc to try it out on and let you know how my luck goes...

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