I'm not planning to rip anything, burn anything, play games, use 3D. It's just going to be a boring old DVD/BD player. Should I just get the cheapest drive I can find?
The cheapest ones in my chosen store are:
"Lite-On IHES212 SATA Blu-ray Combo Drive 12x Blu-ray Reader 16x DVDRW Retail Black"
"LG CH12LS28 12X Blu-Ray COMBO Drive"
Are all drives region-free? Do they stay region- free?
My current DVD drive made me choose my region after a certain number of plays. I think I was able to reset the firmware but it was a pain.
I'm planning to use WMC. I'm guessing I'll need separate software to play BD? Do all drives come with software? What is the preferred player software that works nicely with Win7 WMC?