External blu-ray player recommendation

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by nph, Jul 24, 2017.

  1. nph macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2005
    I am looking for an external blu-ray player to use for watching and ripping blu-ray so I can have them on my laptop when traveling. What is a good brand/model that is mac compatible and which software would I need?

  2. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    I have a Samsung "506" series drive that I like a lot, but I don't know if they still make them.
    You should probably look for a Pioneer or LG model.
    I'd get one with "M-DISC" support as well.

    Only thing to be aware of is that some of these drives (some, not all) -may- require the use of -two- USB ports to deliver enough bus power to the drive to operate. They usually come with a "Y-adapter" for this purpose.

    The Samsung drive above works fine with only -one- USB connection.
  3. kohlson macrumors 68000

    Apr 23, 2010
    I purchased an LG external USB3.0 a couple of years ago. Works great, though I don't use it much. I use it to rip and burn Blu-ray. I haven't tried to watch a Blu-ray disk with it.

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