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# 38608 2-Aug-2009 07:01
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Hi all!
Was wondering if anyone's bought preferably an internal BD-ROM writer recently? Did you consider shipping from Oz or the States - cheaper? Any reason why they wont work in NZ?

I'm looking for a re-writable bluray drive
- what specs to look for (yeah the faster the better of course, are they coming out with faster drives/disks, shall i wait?)
- any models to stay away from
- any reason why external better from internal (i hate clutter)

According to price spy the LG one is $389 ... gosh are they ever gonna fall in price!

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  # 241361 2-Aug-2009 08:08
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One could only wish. I see that BD reader in the US are around US$57 and a LG writer about $US180. Still kind of expensive.. I'm looking for a cheap reader for when I get my new Popcornhour C200..




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  # 241892 3-Aug-2009 17:19
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great thanks - could you tell me how the read/write/rewrite speeds for BDROM of the ascent drive compare with the current max speeds? do you have one and is it okay? cheers




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  # 245387 11-Aug-2009 22:10
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ah looked at the ascent site after long delibration to purchase - out of stock. good, gives me more time to think!

anyone knows where i can buy verbatim or other good brand BD RE 4x (BD rewritable single or dual layer 4x speed) in NZ?

anyone knows another cheap buy for a BD rewritable internal drive?

thanks




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  # 245403 11-Aug-2009 22:36
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Better check the prices of the media - BR is worse than the razor blades scam!!!




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  # 245429 11-Aug-2009 23:37
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Its like when DVD writers came out really. I don't think you need one for data storage, or burning lots of files to take to a mates place. USB sticks are huge these days.

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  # 245431 11-Aug-2009 23:41
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i paid $1100 for my 1x HP cd writer.. $300 is nothing for 25gb per disc! cdr's back in 99 were a good $10-$15 too..
prices will fall but not anytime soon..



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  # 245436 12-Aug-2009 00:02
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the thing is i cant even find a 4x speed BR rewritable for sale in nz!




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