Lite-On DH-4O1S $114

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#1

http://shop3.frys.com/product/5479679

just snagged one for my big box.:cool:


#2

Not a bad price I guess but I’m not moving on to BLU-RAY any time soon not until
there is no other alternative like no more new releases on DVD. :disagree:


#3

[QUOTE=etp;2065035]http://shop3.frys.com/product/5479679

just snagged one for my big box.:cool:[/QUOTE]

I bought one yesterday in-store for 109.99 at Fry’s.
I’m not happy with it. I may be returning it.
See http://club.cdfreaks.com/f102/lite-dh4o1s-bd-rom-not-waking-up-after-sleep-vista64-245756/#post2066042


#4

[QUOTE=madbrain;2066045]I bought one yesterday in-store for 109.99 at Fry’s.
I’m not happy with it. I may be returning it.
See http://club.cdfreaks.com/f102/lite-dh4o1s-bd-rom-not-waking-up-after-sleep-vista64-245756/#post2066042[/QUOTE]

I will be installing this on an XP box, so I will keep you posted. My Vista box has a BD ROM/COMBO on it so it stays.


#5

Does anyone know if this drive will upconvert a standard dvd?


#6

[QUOTE=Thunderbolt69;2066143]Does anyone know if this drive will upconvert a standard dvd?[/QUOTE]

It’s an internal PC reader. It won’t convert anything. It does come with PowerDVD BD-ROM software.


#7

I would say YES it will upconvert 480p DVD to whatever your HDTV supports, and depends on your video card and driver.

You can set your Display Properties in XP or Vista. I have an ATI card and use ATI Catalyst to set my Secondary Display, which is from HTPC box to Samsung PDP (Plasma Display Panel) to 720p, 1080i (1080i30), 1080p or even 1080p24.


#8

[QUOTE=zevia;2066220]I would say YES it will upconvert 480p DVD to whatever your HDTV supports, and depends on your video card and driver.

You can set your Display Properties in XP or Vista. I have an ATI card and use ATI Catalyst to set my Secondary Display, which is from HTPC box to Samsung PDP (Plasma Display Panel) to 720p, 1080i (1080i30), 1080p or even 1080p24.[/QUOTE]

The drive itself isn’t doing any upconversion. The PC / player software / video card are doing it. This BD-ROM drive won’t behave any differently than any PC DVD-ROM drive when it comes to playing DVDs.


#9

Ofcourse! :wink:


#10

The true question though is:

Do I have a 40+" monitor or TV to really notice the actual resolution & do I have the video card to handle it?


#11

[quote=Dr. Who;2066625]The true question though is:

Do I have a 40+" monitor or TV to really notice the actual resolution & do I have the video card to handle it?[/quote]
The more important variables in the equation are your eyes and watching distance (ofcourse a good HDTV too).

On a PC monitor where watching distance is about 3-4 ft (1+ meter) on average, you will probably cannot see the difference in detail but I think you will see the “richness” of hidef color compared to 480p DVD; on 22" and up. At least I can see it.

In a common living room with watching distance about 10-12 feet (3-4 meters), 42" is usually the generally accepted size for a HDTV where we will be able to see the difference in detail between 480p and 720p/1080p.

This chart also describes more: http://www.carltonbale.com/wp-content/uploads/resolution_chart.png

My comment above is off the chart btw. :stuck_out_tongue:


#12

[QUOTE=etp;2065035]http://shop3.frys.com/product/5479679

just snagged one for my big box.:cool:[/QUOTE]

What is the use of having only a player rather than player/recorder? Who wants to watch BR movie in small computer monitor.


#13

[QUOTE=TCAS;2066903]What is the use of having only a player rather than player/recorder? Who wants to watch BR movie in small computer monitor.[/QUOTE]

Look at etp’s signature! :wink:
I believe he has a Samsung 40 inch, Sharp 52 inch & Sony 46 inch which are all high definition lcd televisions. Samsung 4071,SHARP LC52D62U, SONY KDL46V2500

I doubt he would be watching a Blue-Ray movie on a small computer monitor. :stuck_out_tongue: :slight_smile:


#14

In that case is fine but you still have to have your computer hooked to your TV every time you want to watch a movie.


#15

[QUOTE=TCAS;2067120]In that case is fine but you still have to have your computer hooked to your TV every time you want to watch a movie.[/QUOTE]
I also have a 28.5 monitor. The real reason I bought it is to RIP one day as well as play a BR from time to time. At this time burning a BD is not cost effective. Maybe next year!


#16

The tray is the full width of the drive so I had to leave my front cover off. ARGH! Works great. Now I need a better video card. It will only play BD over VGA and not DVI. Somehow I bought a card that is HD capable and not ready. ARGH!
8400 GS


#17

[QUOTE=etp;2067950]The tray is the full width of the drive so I had to leave my front cover off. ARGH! Works great. Now I need a better video card. It will only play BD over VGA and not DVI. Somehow I bought a card that is HD capable and not ready. ARGH!
8400 GS[/QUOTE]

Ok, I could not get this to work on my Dell 24" moitor on DVI to DVI. Found out my Dell 24" was not HDCP ready. Upgraded my Any DVD to HD and all is good in Simpsonville.


#18

Congratulation etp, you really put lots of poket on new stuff, hey if you have it and your valet getting fat what the heck you might as well spend it in things you are enjoy the most.