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Old 2013-12-10, 07:23 PM
santanafan35 santanafan35 is offline
 
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Re: Newbie to BLU RAY/HD capable equipment

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Originally Posted by xjsb125 View Post
These are all based on the assumption you're on a PC. You'll need an internal Blu-ray burner drive. You can check Newegg.com, or TigerDirect for good prices, and ratings. LG, and LiteOn/ASUS tend to be the better choices, and are usually in the $50-80 range. If you are buying an internal drive, make sure you check the specs for the drive to see if it's compatible with your system. You can also buy an external burner, but the performance may not be as great. You'll also need good, reliable blank media. I'm a Verbatim fanboy, so that's my recommendation for blank discs. Again, do your research and read up on reviews for different brands. We all have our favorites. No suggestions for copying movies. Maybe hit up Videohelp.com and look around there. I wouldn't use any software that you have to pay for, as there are usually great freeware programs that will handle it, and handle burning too. ImgBurn is a popular freeware among us, and will burn Blu-ray. If you are burning a blu-ray show from TTD, then the files are already in the appropriate format to burn. If you are authoring, then you'll definitely want a paid program, and again you might want to look at Videohelp for suggestions.

If you're on Mac, then someone else will have to field that one.

Lastly, you might want to get that share ratio up there . People will be a little more eager to help you out then.
Thank you for all your tips! I did research and went with a Pioneer BDXL External Blu-ray burner, downloaded the free ImgBurn. Just having problems with Playing the TDD downloads on my Samsung standalone Blu-ray player. No problem playing these DLs on PC Blu-ray. Player says their is no video found for player when I insert disc? Maybe the brand it doesnt like? I got a cheap tawain brand best value i think. Maybe you can help me with my fire wall situation some other time so i can get my share ratio up. Thanks again man.
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