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Old Dec 31, 2012, 03:42 PM   #26
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Yep, I've bought from saverstore many times, but I prefer ebuyer myself & you get free delivery there (so you're saving a whole 2 in total)
http://www.ebuyer.com/233026-plextor...etail-px-b120u

Once you plug in, insert the disk... all you'll see is a folder structure on the disc, but if you download the demo of the mac bluray player you can trial out disk playback.

As I said, bluray menu's aren't supported but you can just click on the track that is over an hour long and that's the movie!
I had one of those with my old iMac and they are poor quality top loaders....I went for this one and it works fine with my new iMac :


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-Reta...6989995&sr=8-2

You can buy it in black but the white goes well.......can also write blu ray discs....
The software supplied with it runs under windows 7/boot camp or for OSX you can use the other mac solutions such as mac bluray player/vlc/handbreak mentioned previously
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 06:23 PM   #27
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I had one of those with my old iMac and they are poor quality top loaders....I went for this one and it works fine with my new iMac :


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-Reta...6989995&sr=8-2

You can buy it in black but the white goes well.......can also write blu ray discs....
The software supplied with it runs under windows 7/boot camp or for OSX you can use the other mac solutions such as mac bluray player/vlc/handbreak mentioned previously
Can vouch for this drie also, though it does steal two USB ports if you wish to burn stuff!
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 02:39 PM   #28
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/USB-2-0-Sl...d=439415682640

Heres a bargain for anyone looking for an external blu-ray reader
25 bargain price!
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 03:06 PM   #29
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I have this one:

http://www.plextoramericas.com/index...ray/px-lb950ue

Works fine on my old dieing Mac pro 1.1 & 10.7 and it will work great with my new iMac
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Old Jan 7, 2014, 08:07 AM   #30
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I also bought the TK pack of BRD disks...Prices seem to be dropping a little now.
I never had ANY luck with TDK disc. Personally I would go with Verbatim I never had a bad burn yet.
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Old Jan 8, 2014, 01:46 AM   #31
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Wink Blu-ray Player for imac

Money is not a problem. Suggest you a elegant Blu-ray Player. Haha, Macgo Mac
Blu-ray Player is wonderful . It has a big discount. Only need about $39.95...
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Old Jan 8, 2014, 01:51 AM   #32
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You can use Makemkv to do this, it will simply re-wrap the video into an MKV container (no transcoding) so there is zero loss of quality (works the same with DVD's)
For blu-ray you're looking at a 20-30Gb file, for DVD usually around 4-8Gb.

Hope this helps.
Many BR's only end up being 10-15GB when you make a selection of the most important audio track. At that size, recoding is no longer interesting. Only the high quality pixars are 20-30GB.
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