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You guys think Blueray burners are worth it yet?
How many of you guys /gals have one?
Any models to stay away from?
I would like a new dvd-r drive that took SATA instead of IDE so I'm in the market for a new optical drive.
I figured in another year the blueray writers will be $50 so I might as well get one now instead of waiting a year and spending $50 in addition to the dvd-r drive this week.
Price doesn't seem too bad. Between $90-$130 bux, depending on the amount of cache.
However a SATA burner is $20. So if you don't really need blue ray now, I say just wait.
Yeah, I have a Pioneer BDR-206 that works well for me. I typically use BDs for archiving video files. If you don't need large storage on disc or Blu-Ray movie burns, DVD drives - and media - are less expensive. On the other hand, BD drives are not a whole lot more and can handle burning CDs, DVDs, and BDs.
I have been thinking about buying a BD drive for data backups, but external hard drives are still cheaper and more convenient.
I have an LG Bluray burner, works fine. The problem with burning Bluray's is the cost of the blank media. In bulk packs you can get blank DVD's in the 15~18 cent range, single layer Bluray blanks will run about a dollar each if you shop some, but dual layer Bluray blanks are still 5~10 dollars each.
But the price will continue to drop. I remember when blank dual layer DVD's were running $5 each.
The blanks cost too much for me. I haven't checked the price of dual layer DVD's lately but regular DVD's are plenty cheap and I think dual layer DVD's are likely still more than twice the price. Last time I checked they were 5 times the price.
Last year got a sony laptop and it had one, tried burning to discs and having tons of problems getting then to play on different players.
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