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Old 01-01-2008, 12:40 AM
jediraverz jediraverz is offline
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LG Blue Ray/HD DVD drive

Anyone have one of these installed? I want to invest in one they have them on PCalchemy for $320 I have a nice 50" 1080p that it would look great on but not sure if its okay to use with Sage. All input welcome
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Old 01-01-2008, 08:13 AM
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Yes, I have one. For standard DVD's, all of Sage's features are fine. For Blu-ray / HD DVD you will need to use PowerDVD7 Ultra. The drive comes with a OEM copy that will pass 5.1 via S/PDIF...but if you're using analog, you'll need to upgrade to the retail version. (OEM copy just does 2.1 via analog). There is a thread in the Customization forum on how to make PDVD integrate into Sage, and AVS forum has two threads for the drive and PowerDVD.

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Old 01-02-2008, 03:42 PM
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I got it from here where it's selling for a lower price (although I don't recall what the charge for shipping was):

The only thing I'll add to Polypro's statement is that I have been using this drive for about a month and a half and it's been flawless playing DVD, HD-DVD, and Blu-Ray. Haven't even bothered using the burning or Lightscribe capabilities so I can't vouch for that.
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