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Hardware Pioneer BDC-SO2BK Blu-ray Drive

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Guest-16, 30 Jun 2008.

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  2. rav666

    rav666 New Member

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    i would be most interested if you compared the playback on a ps3 and a Pc with this drive rather then the benchies. And maybe ease of use compared to a standalone player or ps3 ?
     
  3. Otis1337

    Otis1337 aka - Ripp3r

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    i got ps3, so theres no need for one for me, till PC games start to come on a Blu-ray...
     
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    "Currently finding a greater variety of software to playback Blu-ray media is very difficult, unfortunately, but if you've any other suggestions feel free to let us know!"

    What about Media Player Classic Home Cinema? ( http://mpc-hc.sourceforge.net/ )

    Nice clean simple user interface, completely and utterly free. I'm not sure, however, if it's capable of the super high definition audio, but it's certainly been programmed to handle Blu-Ray. I haven't got a Blu Ray drive, or even a PC capable of handling one, however this program is what I have my eye on!
     
  5. Timmy_the_tortoise

    Timmy_the_tortoise International Man of Awesome

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    I'm gonna need some software capable of playing both Blu-Ray and HD DVD... Because I plan on getting a BD/HDDVD combo drive for the ridiculously cheap HDDVDs available at Amazon and HMV atm.

    I just wish someone would update VLC already!
     
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    koola Banned

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    Your gonna have a long wait, OSS hasn't cracked the BD+ virtual machine encryption yet. There is only one company who has... Slysoft and they are commercial.

    You can use a specific build of PowerDVD which has a bug that allows playback although I forget the build version, just google it.
     
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    What about HD DVDs though?
     
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    Why would any company seriously make a BR/HD-DVD combo? HD-DVD is dead, correct? Why can't you purchase a cheap 360 add-on?
     
  9. zoom314

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    The author must like testing on obscure hardware, Did anyone else notice the Q9500 2.83GHz cpu? Last I looked there was a Q9300, a Q9450, a Q9550 and a Q9650 cpu, But no Q9500. I'd rather get as some have stated here already a PS3, If I could afford It, Since I can't right now, I'll go without.
     
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    Q9550 then, jeeeeez typo. :p
     
  11. mclean007

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    Because they can?! You can get an LG BR/HD-DVD reader / DVD writer for £75 - http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=729076 - less than the cost of the tested Pioneer BR only drive.

    I guess the marginal cost of adding HD-DVD isn't that great, and it gives you the flexibility to play any HD disc from either camp.
     
  12. ChaosDefinesOrder

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    the HD combo drives are actually a remnant from when the format war was still going on. Manufacturers could either side with one and potentially leave a lot of redundant hardware, or build support for both.

    I've certainly seen LG dual HD drives for a long while
     
  13. Timmy_the_tortoise

    Timmy_the_tortoise International Man of Awesome

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    BD/HDDVD combos have been around for ages, before the end of the war...

    There are a hell of a lot of HD DVDs left out there which have been left unsold, if a company can get money from selling a product which allows people to use those, they will.

    I'd rather not purchase the 360 Add on because I am using my 360 over HDMI to a 1920x1200 PC Monitor which DOESN'T have 1:1 Pixel Mapping, therefore giving a 120 pixel stretch (60 pixels at the top and bottom, each). I can live with that stretch in games... But I prefer to watch my Movies without the stretch, if possible.
     
  14. Xen0phobiak

    Xen0phobiak SMEGHEADS!

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    Another Pioneer DVD-120S user here :D.
     
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    will only buy one if it has the ability to record BD and it costs less then 75€
     
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    Give it 6 months, I'm sure the current ~£150 price tag will have dropped.
     
  18. Lakeuk

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    I'll wait till these type of drives are £20
     
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    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    Until it burns BD-DL discs and costs under 100 USD, I really can't be asked to care.

    Also, who thought a mandatory icon that can't be removed was a good idea? :eyebrow:
     
  20. outlawaol

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    umm.. the US link is to a Refurbished model... what does non-refurb push?
     
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