Does this gadget exist? Thicko in need of advice

#1
Hello all.

The DVD drive in my laptop has been playing up lately and after thoughts of replacing it or buying an external one, I thought about dragging myself into the 21st century with a blu-ray drive.

Then I got thinking that it would have to be a lightscribe one, to do Gucci labels instead of the usual marker pen. But it would also have to serve as a player, with HDMI and hopefully separate audio output (optical, ideally). I need those because my laptop a bit steam-powered by today's standards - oh and I think the USB is only v1 but I'm not arrsed if burning a disc takes a while.

So, whether I'm looking for a drive that'll double up as a player or vice versa, do any of you technophiles know if such a thing actually exists, and do they cost a packet (as I suspect)?

I've tried googling but couldn't find quite what I'm looking for. Thanks in advance if anyone can shed some light.
 
#3
My guess is such things are not readily available. Bear in mind if your laptop is old/slow it will struggle to handle Blu Ray.
 
#5
Don't bother with blue ray gadgetness.....you can download blue ray quality films off the internet (know what I mean ;) ) and watch them on your laptop....or plug your laptop into the tv and play it on that. Or (and I suspect this is what you are really after) purchase a media player and you can transfer the films onto that and watch them on the TV. Amazon.co.uk: media player
 
#7
No built in HDMI/Optical from what I can see.
That was just one out of stacks that are available to those who can input "external Blue Ray DVD player" into Google and press return.
 

walkyrie

Old-Salt
Book Reviewer
#9
I've always avoided LightScribe as you pay a premium for a LightScribe drive and have to buy special disks. Meanwhile my £1.28 Sharpie fits the bill nicely.
 

sirbhp

LE
Book Reviewer
#10
coz matt ole mucker they know that inbetween strumping foreign totty you got nuffing better to do with yer live .
cheers bern
 
#11
His live what???
 
#13
coz matt ole mucker they know that inbetween strumping foreign totty you got nuffing better to do with yer live .
cheers bern

**** off Bern :)

You and me has some drinking to do when I get back, although if I remember rightly you will be on coca cola. Respec!
 

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