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18.07.2008, 07:49
I am now planning to buy a new Blu-ray writer and would like to get a few advise as to which one I should choose.

I currently own an LG GSA-H55L DVD-Writer w/ EIDE interface.
This is a fine drive except that it has a hard time analyzing DPM structure for Securom protected discs.

Based on what I have read online LG drives are not very good in this field.

Can somebody suggest which brand I should choose.

There are several that I have seen.


18.07.2008, 20:15
Here is a list of 22 drives (http://www.cdfreaks.com/hardware/category/2-PC-burners-_-players/3-Blu-ray/12-Blu-ray-Burner/?filter%5Bbrand%5D%5Bvalues%5D%5B%5D=4&filter%5Bbrand%5D%5Bvalues%5D%5B%5D=413&filter%5Bbrand%5D%5Bvalues%5D%5B%5D=418&filter%5Bbrand%5D%5Bvalues%5D%5B%5D=38&filter%5Bbrand%5D%5Bvalues%5D%5B%5D=14&filter%5Bbrand%5D%5Bvalues%5D%5B%5D=36&filter%5Bbrand%5D%5Bvalues%5D%5B%5D=121&filter%5Bbrand%5D%5Bvalues%5D%5B%5D=20&filter%5Bbrand%5D%5Bvalues%5D%5B%5D=21&filter%5Bbrand%5D%5Bvalues%5D%5B%5D=22&filter%5Bbrand%5D%5Bvalues%5D%5B%5D=23&filter%5Bbrand%5D%5Bvalues%5D%5B%5D=129&filter%5B23%5D%5Bvalues%5D%5B%5D=9&filter%5B23%5D%5Bvalues%5D%5B%5D=37&filter%5B23%5D%5Bvalues%5D%5B%5D=38&filter%5B23%5D%5Bvalues%5D%5B%5D=17&filter%5B10%5D%5Bvalues%5D%5B%5D=168&filter%5B10%5D%5Bvalues%5D%5B%5D=92&filter%5B10%5D%5Bvalues%5D%5B%5D=133) at CD Freaks - Hardware

And here are some reviews of drives (http://club.cdfreaks.com/f142/). They are stickied at the top of that forum.

19.07.2008, 06:34
Found another link for you:

Lite On drives (http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?p=1114599#post1114599) @ Doom9's forum

22.07.2008, 20:37
We've been carrying a pretty nice Pioneer Blu-Ray player + DVD±RW drive here at work, the BDC-2202. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to test it's Blu-Ray plaback capabilities yet, as our monitors here are not HDCP compatible. :(