Recomendations for laptop blu ray

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#1

Hi. i am looking to get into the blu ray market. I have a HP laptop and would like to replace the DVd rewriter with a blu ray rewriter. Does anyone have any recomendations for a drive for this laptop


#2

If you’re in the UK I’d suggest LG GBW-T10N.

Alternatively, Matsushita/Panasonic UJ-225.

Make sure you check your laptop interface if it’s SATA or IDE.


#3

[QUOTE=zevia;2137343]If you’re in the UK I’d suggest LG GBW-T10N.

Alternatively, Matsushita/Panasonic UJ-225.

Make sure you check your laptop interface if it’s SATA or IDE.[/QUOTE]

2 defs >>>>>UK and Sata
I will have a look around at these.
Thanks for the info…


#4

Hi, I’m planning purchase a laptop HP HDX18-1280ep that comes with combo blu-ray.
Since my past laptop was a sony vaio with blu-ray burner with matsushita uj220, I want to know if the lg GBW-T10N BLU RAY Slim is compatible with HPX18 laptop. In portugal doesn’t exist this model. But I want to purchase one but I want to make sure that my laptop accepts it.

with best regards,
looksmart5000


#5

[QUOTE=looksmart5000;2300568]Hi, I’m planning purchase a laptop HP HDX18-1280ep that comes with combo blu-ray.
Since my past laptop was a sony vaio with blu-ray burner with matsushita uj220, I want to know if the lg GBW-T10N BLU RAY Slim is compatible with HPX18 laptop. In portugal doesn’t exist this model. But I want to purchase one but I want to make sure that my laptop accepts it.

with best regards,
looksmart5000[/QUOTE]
The GBW-T10N is 12.7mm drive. You will need to check if your laptop will accept and fit that height (12.7mm).


#6

and you (or anyone) knows a model that fits this laptop? I don’t have it yet.


#7

In HP website, when you customize HDX18 series, all choices for Blu-ray drives includes “SuperMulti” which is trademark of LG. So I think it is safe to assume that HDX18 will accept LG GBW-T10N or other 12.7mm drives.


#8

Hi,
Thanks.
what HP international site you are talking about? UK, US? In Portugal where I live doesn’t allow customize laptop, but I prefer to buy in European Union country to avoid high taxes from US.
Yesterday I sent a message to HP Portugal asking for drive specificatin: SATA, ATA, thickness, etc…
What I got was:

“HP welcomes your contact.
As noted in previous email remember that there is no laptop from HP that is certified to support Blu-ray. Please also happens that if a defect resulting from the use of an accessory not certified by HP, it will not be covered under warranty.

Do you suggest any other drive / model?


#9

In HP US site.
http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/cs_can_landing.do?storeName=computer_store&landing=notebooks


#10

Ok, I saw it, but on optical drive only says
bluray +R/-R/RW optical drive not say the model itself.


#11

Might check out Sony BC-5500S (Sata Model) - A model is pata. Have you check out ease of replacing. I have the Toshiba 205 and 305 which allows easy relpacement, Hut the 355 model is a bear in that you have to almost totally disassemble.

NOTE the BC5500 plays Blu-ray but does not record. It does record to DVD and CD’s

I bought th 5500A for the 205 toshiba for $90 (US), but most places want $200 for the S model - DOWN right robbery as only diff is ones SATA and ones PATA


#12

The laptop comes with combo bluray (records dvd and cds and play bluray). I want to purchase a drive that records bluray since I have some recordable discs from my sony vaio.


#13

I’m looking for a Blu-ray drive for my Thinkpad T500. I mostly just want to use it to read, though if I can get a writer for not much more that would be nice.

A Google search turned up the 5500S for $80.

The GBW-T10N is much harder to find and seems to be at least $200, which is not worth it for me.

Are there any other options I should consider?


#14

I have the LG GBW-T10N now.
The problem is that it says 4xbd-r and I had old bd-r sony 1x-2x that writes at 2x.

At a local store I saw the new sony blu-ray rev. 1.3 that records 1x-6x. I purchased it but my nero 9 and cyberlink suite software says that writes at 2x maximum.

My firmware is UL01.

How can got it at higher speed?


#15

What discs are you using? They may only be supported at 2x burning.