besides playing blu ray, are u missing alot? --- i39.tinypic.com/15zf39y.jpg i40.tinypic.com/vzyq6t.jpg <D2 My Puppie> Psn Demon_SouL Account made-Dec/06 Youtube.com/Demonsouls15
#2Incendia_IntusPosted 6/1/2012 12:53:19 PM
Seeing as it wouldn't be good for anything at all other than reading or burning Blu-Ray... No. --- GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 | i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz| Corsair H60 | EVGA GTX 580 1536MB | G.SKILL Sniper 8GB | OCZ Vertex 2 40GB | WD Caviar Black 1TB | Corsair 600T
#3ShubPosted 6/1/2012 12:53:39 PM
There's two reasons to have a Blu-Ray drive in a computer these days: 1) Play Blu-Ray movies 2) If you get a Blu-Ray burner, obviously you can burn Blu-Ray discs. Other than that, no. --- -What is best in life? -To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women.
#4ajxhPosted 6/1/2012 12:54:49 PM
Nope. I don't think any PC video games are released on Blu-Ray at this point, and with digital distribution becoming the norm more and more every day, I'm not sure you'll ever see any PC video games released on Blu-Ray.
And I'm pretty sure you have to purchase special software to even watch Blu-Ray movies on your PC (and have HDCP compliant hardware, which basically anything made post-2007 is).
The only reason I can see to purchase a Blu-Ray drive is data backup, but then you'd need to purchase a burner, not just a reader.
#5BA_in_BSPosted 6/1/2012 12:56:58 PM
If you're a XBMC type person, you could rip your HD movies to disk and then serve them via media server. I plan on doing this for my home theater personally. --- PSN: AlwaysGetsWasted Xbox Live: BA in BS
#6betatechPosted 6/1/2012 1:00:43 PM
From: ajxh | #004 And I'm pretty sure you have to purchase special software to even watch Blu-Ray movies on your PC (and have HDCP compliant hardware, which basically anything made post-2007 is). You can get OEM bundles which does bring the cost down, also, in addition to having a HDCP graphics card you must also use either DVI-D (with a HDCP monitor) or HDMI.
But basically, the only reason to get a BD drive is for watching BD and maybe burning, that's it. --- Gigabyte P45-DS3, Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0Ghz, 4GB RAM, Ati Radeon 5770 1GB, CM 690 II. Win7 x64.