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Old Jan 10, 2013, 03:42 PM   #1
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Blu Ray Burner/Player

Anybody hook a blu ray drive up to their new Imac?

Waiting to get my mac but looking for recommendations

I came across this one and someone said they have it working with Mac Mini. It looks very "Apple" and it would fit in nice on the desk, but looks don't matter a huge deal to me. Just want good price and performance.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/LG+-+16x...5#BVRRWidgetID

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Old Jan 10, 2013, 09:31 PM   #2
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I can't speak personally for the one you picked but most blu ray drives should work, just need the dedicated software to make it work as Apple won't play natively but I'm sure you already knew that.
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 09:41 PM   #3
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I know pioneer has some that are successful - the actual drives
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 10:25 PM   #4
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that looks really bulky. Ive seen some slim external blue ray players on amazon that have a much better design.

The one thing that i noticed with the one you chose from best buy was it was usb 3.0. Most of the blue ray drives ive seen have been usb 2.0 so that is one positive of that particular model.

I am holding out / saving for a slim blue ray drive myself.
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 11:02 PM   #5
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I actually picked up that exact one earlier today. Haven't had a chance to really test it out yet.

It is a little more bulky than some of the other drives... So I'm hesitant to keep it. But I do like the silver/white finish as opposed to the black finish which many of the other drives have.

I'll let you know how it performs after I've ripped and burned some discs from it.
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 11:58 PM   #6
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Anybody hook a blu ray drive up to their new Imac?

Waiting to get my mac but looking for recommendations

I came across this one and someone said they have it working with Mac Mini. It looks very "Apple" and it would fit in nice on the desk, but looks don't matter a huge deal to me. Just want good price and performance.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/LG+-+16x...5#BVRRWidgetID

Thanks

I have this and can highly recommend it. Its available in black also but the white goes well with the iMac....

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-Reta...7883796&sr=8-3
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 12:07 AM   #7
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I have this and can highly recommend it. Its available in black also but the white goes well with the iMac....

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-Reta...7883796&sr=8-3
I've also got this one. Works fine. I use it with one USB port only and you don't have a separate power connector.
Only thing I'm not so happy with is the closing of the disc tray. It often takes 2 or 3 tries until it snaps in. Anyone else with this issue here or am I just too stupid? Could be a manufacturing error as well.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 02:10 AM   #8
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I got this one:
http://www.sun.gr/index.php?SCREEN=p...roductID=27804
Woks great!
I already burn: CD and DVD
Read: CD, DVD and BR
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 09:34 AM   #9
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"I came across this one and someone said they have it working with Mac Mini. It looks very "Apple" and it would fit in nice on the desk, but looks don't matter a huge deal to me. Just want good price and performance."

I agree with your philosophy towards looks vis-a-vis function. There are 'way too many folks here who believe "style uber alles…"

That's not the cheapest BR burner out there, but it looks pretty solid. You might also note that it's capable of burning "M-Discs", the new DVD technology that [supposedly] promises a disc life of 100 years or more...
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 10:28 AM   #10
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I actually picked up that exact one earlier today. Haven't had a chance to really test it out yet.

It is a little more bulky than some of the other drives... So I'm hesitant to keep it. But I do like the silver/white finish as opposed to the black finish which many of the other drives have.

I'll let you know how it performs after I've ripped and burned some discs from it.
Thanks. Looking forward to hearing your opinion.
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