Best slot-in Blu-ray combo to mount in a iMac 27"?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by gianly1985, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. gianly1985 macrumors 6502a

    gianly1985

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    A lot of people is ranting about the lack of BR drive in new iMacs.

    Actually, it's easy to mount a standard 12.7mm SATA slim slot-in BR combo (read BR, write DVDs) or even a BR burner in a iMac.

    So I was wondering....what's the best (best quality/price ratio) slim BR combo drive? Pioneer? Sony? Plextor? What model?

    (I'm speaking about COMBOs because I think that BURNERs are too expensive and useless for most people)
     
  2. CharlesPDX macrumors newbie

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  3. libertyforall macrumors regular

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    Same question, but for a 17" MacBook Pro Mid-2009?

    TIA!
     
  4. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    thing is though you would have to boot to Windows to watch BR movies.
     
  5. mashinhead macrumors 68020

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    Dell actually has the nicest ones i've seen

    Sorry for the above thought you meant external.
     
  6. davegregory macrumors regular

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  7. CharlesPDX macrumors newbie

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    Too true. That's the real Big Bag o' Hurt.
     
  8. gianly1985 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    gianly1985

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    So Panasonic are good....

    What about Sony Optiarc BC-5600S? It's about the same price of the Panasonic combo.....

    For playback, on OSX I think that VLC should work fine (only for the video stream, no Menù or special content, but who cares after all)....I think I read about it somewhere....
     
  9. justaregularjoe macrumors 6502

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    You sure about needing to boot into Windows to use a BR drive? I direct your attentions to Final Cut Pro Tech Spec page listing a BluRay drive as, well a requirement for burning blu ray discs. Not a shocker, but clearly represents at least support, no?
     

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