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Internal bluray drive for Windows Media Center

 
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:36 am    Post subject: Internal bluray drive for Windows Media Center Reply with quote

Hi,

I run Windows media center on my Mac mini 2010, does any one know which internal bluray drive I can buy to replace the original one?

Thanks,


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

first off wouldn't do you any good most blu-ray software requires certain graphics cards in windows.

Older versions of powerdvd with blu-ray support required 512 megs of graphics power.

same with windvd.

but you can use it under mac os x with mac blu-ray player it plays dvd,iso,mkv,avi,wma,blu-ray all of it.

and it's only 39.99 versus 99.99 for the windows software
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, if bink uses MakeMKV, it would be very useful.

I think OWC has a slot loading drive, but I'm not sure. I know they are out there, but I think they might still be pretty expensive.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your reply. I have succesfully installed a BluRay drive now in my MacMini 2010. I dont use OSX but run native Windows 7, with PowerDVD. Works great!

I bought this one on eBay:

SONY BC-5600S Blu-Ray Combo Slot DVD RW SATA Drive

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/e11003.m43.l1123/7?euid=f7557b3b8c75470393c74b15d22a294c&loc=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.nl%2Fws%2FeBayISAPI.dll%3FViewItem%26item%3D250785157151%26ssPageName%3DADME%3AB%3AEOIBSA%3ANL%3A1123

I used the iFixit.com guide "replace optical drive"
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a good price. I'm glad it worked well.
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