External blu-ray burner

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  1. mrgreeneyes macrumors 6502

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    Hey Guys,

    I'm currently looking for a external blurry burner, that would be mac and pc compatible.

    what are my choices?

    thanks
     
  2. northernmunky macrumors 6502a

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    I've got this one, its great. All DVD/Bluray drives will be Mac compatible. Its also USB3.0
    http://www.lg.com/us/data-storage/lg-BE14NU40

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  5. mmomega macrumors demi-god

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    Using the same drive, no special driver needed, the drives themselves don't care if you're using OS X or Windows.
    Windows just has the software built-in to play BlueRay movies, while on OS X you'll need to get software to play movies.

    If you're using it to burn blue rays, rip or just read the data on the disc, OS X can do that without help.
     
  6. phoenixsan macrumors 65816

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    You can get.....

    decent Pioneer, Sony, LG and LaCie Blu-ray drives. Depends in your budget and preference of form factors/asthetics......


    :):apple:
     
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  9. Brescian macrumors newbie

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    3d

    Will any external blu-ray drive read 3D discs assuming that your computer has the requisite hardware and software for processing and outputting 3D blu-ray to a TV or projector?
    Some external blu-ray drives are advertised as playing 3D discs while some are not but it seems to me that the ones advertised as playing 3D discs just come with windows software for playing 3D discs.
    Since MAC users aren't able to use the bundled windows software anyway shouldn't you be able to buy any external blu-ray player and play 3D discs after downloading blu-ray player software for MAC that can do 3D?
    Is there any actual hardware difference between external blu-ray drives that are advertised as 3D capable and ones that aren't?

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    On a thread about this player multiple people reported not being able to use it with the included usb3 cord and were only able to get it to work right after switching to a usb2 cord they already had.
    No one reported success using a different usb3 cord. Did you get it to work with the included usb3 cord or another one?

    Here is that other thread
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1504518&page=3
     
  10. northernmunky macrumors 6502a

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    Works fine under the supplied USB 3.0 cable. It might be the they are using it with a USB 2.0 port and are having compatibility problems. Old MacOS version maybe.
     

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