|Item Weight||1.4 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||7.1 x 5.8 x 1.7 inches|
|Item model number||BDC-207DBK|
|Size||OEM Bare Drive|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
Pioneer Electronics USA Blu Ray Combo Drive, BDC-207DBK
|Price:||$59.99 & FREE Shipping|
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There was no software to install or drivers and it does not come with a SATA cable. Windows 7 recognized it immediately out of the box and Media Player Classic Home Cinema (free download) plays Blu-Rays perfectly with this drive. If you want to watch purchased movies, you will need a program to unlock the disc. I use AnyDVD HD to unlock the disc for playback. Once unlocked, you can watch blu-rays on any software player provided it has the proper CODEC. I prefer Media Player Classic (MPCHC) but I have had success with Windows Media Player and VLC player. In order to use Windows Media Player I had to install the Media Player CODEC pack [...]
Setting up VLC to play Blu-Rays:
Google "play blu ray on VLC" to get a few useful links. You will want to see two of them.
1) If you don't have VLC, download and install it here: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html
2) Next, go to the link: http://vlc-bluray.whoknowsmy.name/
From there, you will need to download the key database and the AACS dynamic library
Make sure you get the correct version (32 or 64 bit)
3) Check out the YouTube tutorial at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZAbZQDOOio
After you have copied both of those files to the correct location, open VLC.
Under "Media" click "Open Disc..."
Click on "BluRay"
Change the "Disc device" to the appropriate drive (after obviously first inserting the disc)
The drive came with a SATA cable and some power converters, which I didn't need but they were a pleasant surprise. It's definitely not silent, but it is quieter than my old DVD-ROM. I feel like it is loud at first, but then once it starts spinning at a constant speed things quiet down a bit.
Great value for the price.
I found a peculiar thing; I had win XP in my pc and for curiosity I put a DVD+R DL disc that I burned into the Bluray drive to see if it would read it
and it would not. I put in the same DVD+R DL into it on win 7 and it read it no problem.
I bought this drive because I purchased a HD monitor and wanted to play bluray to see how it was. The drive does what it says.
It's worth the money but if you want to burn to a bluray disc get another one. It claims to burn to cd, dvd, dvd dl, and I believe
it will although I haven't burned them.
Plays bluray real well with Win DVD Pro 11. It's a solid purchase, it's Pioneer.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Can't figure out how to get DVD's to play. Blu-Ray plays just fine.Published 7 months ago by R. Logan
Very easy to install and I haven't had a single problem with it, if you want a DVD burner and a blu-ray player in your rig then go for it you won't be disappointed.Published 7 months ago by Andrew Stewart
The device works pretty well, my only complaint is that it is a little bit loud when in use. When spinning, a fan or motor can be heard, and the reader makes occasional noises as... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Gregg