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 Post subject: Quiet BR drive for HTPC
PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:30 am 
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Hi all,

Just purchased PowerDVD 11. I need a quiet internal blue ray writer recommendation for a future htpc build. I will first use the BD writer in my current system and then move it to the dedicated htpc. I want to learn how to rip BD disks to MK4 format to either an internal or external hard disk. I take it that I need a BD writer. Correct?

Is this one any good?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136241

Do you recommend others that you think are better? Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Quiet BR drive for HTPC
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:19 am 
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jsluk wrote:
I want to learn how to rip BD disks to MK4 format to either an internal or external hard disk. I take it that I need a BD writer. Correct?

You need a BD reader - whether you also want to be able to write BDs is unrelated (though the price difference isn't that big - around $20 or so, I think, between a given DVD writer/BD reader combo and the equivalent BD writer - so you may prefer a BD writer just in case you need to burn some BDs some day).


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 Post subject: Re: Quiet BR drive for HTPC
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:36 am 
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Bump for some more options...

I'd be interested in getting some input on suggested readers (and/or writers).

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 Post subject: Re: Quiet BR drive for HTPC
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:53 am 
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Please try using Search.

Note the part about using Nero DriveSpeed to control your drive's speed. Only way to make it truly quiet and I don't see any reason why it wouldn't work with BR drives as well.

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