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Old 08-04-2010, 12:23 PM   #1
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here are the two Blu-Ray players im looking at to buy, but do know which one is right for me. Would it be worth the extra money to buy the 12x bd or stay with the 8x bd? All i will be doing with it is just playing disc no burning.

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106300


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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106346
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Old 08-04-2010, 03:56 PM   #2
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Neither. I used to be a huge supporter of Liteon, but their quality lately has suffered greatly. I'd buy a Plextor if it were me, take a look at this drive.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827249055
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Newegg has a 10x LG burner on sale for $100.

To answer your original question, the 8x should be fine for playback.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-27136181-L05A
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Newegg has a 10x LG burner on sale for $100.

To answer your original question, the 8x should be fine for playback.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-27136181-L05A
yeah i saw that one but i didnt like that silver strip across the bottom dont know how it would look in a HAF 932
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I've had problems with my LiteOn and playing some Blu-Rays. My brother has an LG and it plays the same discs fine. I'm not sure if it's a software or hardware related problem. It will play Zombieland fine, but when I put in Kung Fu Panda it got all choppy on the video. Audio played fine. I tried updating software and drivers for the drive, but it didn't help. I use the free PowerDVD if that makes any difference. I just gave up on it and I am buying a 40" TV and Blu-Ray player when I get the money. I wouldn't go LiteOn if I bought again for a Blu-Ray player.

EDIT: Newegg doesn't sell it anymore, but this is the drive my bro has: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136162
Looks a lot better than the one with the silver strip. Not sure why a silver strip on it is appealing at all especially on an otherwise all black case or something like that. You could paint over it.
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yeah i saw that one but i didnt like that silver strip across the bottom dont know how it would look in a HAF 932
Seriously?

$20 more for a burner and you don't want it because of a silver strip on the faceplate? It should come with powerdvd 10. That is the only 3D blu-ray program out there afaik.

I actually think it would look good in a HAF 932.

i have an LG blu-ray drive and it's great. As said before, lite ons are bad quality lately.
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