I’m beginning to feel like this effort is a few years too late. I want to buy my first Blu-Ray drive, not so much for burning (although I might do that, too) but for watching and interacting with BD movies, and for running quality checks via Opti Drive Control…i.e. to avoid coasters. I’ve been through Blackened2687’s terrific optical drives chart and used it as the basis for a number of web searches, and it seems the Lite-On branded BD drives and their clones are sold out nearly everywhere. Would anybody give me a little buying advice? What would you do?
- I’ve been working under the assumption that only Lite-On drives support software like Opti Drive Control? Still true?
- Are BD burners generally considered better at error scanning than BD-Roms? I’m not setting up a lab, but more accuracy is always better.
- The Fox studio is notorious for updating their encryption keys and rendering various Blu-Ray home electronics players obsolete. If I end up buying an older, unsupported unit, might there be a way to shoehorn newer keys onto the drive?
- Are there any specific Lite-On models to avoid because of poor manufacturing quality, etc.?
- I want an internal drive, but initially plan to place it in an external USB3 chassis. Should I worry about compatibility?