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Worth upgrading with BLU RAY reader/writer?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by CLAWS, 29 Sep 2009.

  1. CLAWS

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 13 Jun 2005

    Posts: 1,416

    Location: West Midlands

    Hi folks! This is my rig -

    AMD64 Dual core 4400+
    2GB RAM
    1 x 80GB SEAGATE HDD
    1 x 250GB WD HDD
    Asus A8nSLi mobo (not deluxe or premium)
    Gigabyte nvidia geforce 8800 GTS with full HDTV/HDCP

    So far I have the machine hooked up to my 32 HDTV via DVI to HDMI. Everything seems to work fine although have to tweak the display now and again to make sure everything is fitting onto the screen. Video (normal) playback also seems to be fine.

    Question is, if I upgrade with a blu ray drive will there be any performance issues during blu ray disc playback i.e. skipping, stuttering?

    EDIT: Forgot to add, I have used Blu Ray advisor on the machine and the only thing it complains about is the blu ray drive and playback software not being present.
     
    Last edited: 29 Sep 2009
  2. weird_dave

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Mar 2007

    Posts: 1,047

    blu-ray playback should be fine. I wouldn't bother with a writer yet tho, the disks are too expensive.
     
  3. CLAWS

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 13 Jun 2005

    Posts: 1,416

    Location: West Midlands

    Ok. Cheers mate :)