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    Default Found: Cheap Blue-Ray for P-6831FX and P-6860FX (PATA)

    Just a quick note...

    If anyone is interested, the Optiarc PATA Blu-Ray drives have recently been going for less than $100 on eBay. At least three have sold this week. I bought one on Amazon for $160 a couple of weeks ago (should have checked eBay).

    There are older posts in this forum detailing how to install it (takes about five minutes).

    If this is old news, sorry...
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    Default Re: Found: Cheap Blue-Ray for P-6831FX and P-6860FX (PATA)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tybalt39 View Post
    Just a quick note...

    If anyone is interested, the Optiarc PATA Blu-Ray drives have recently been going for less than $100 on eBay. At least three have sold this week. I bought one on Amazon for $160 a couple of weeks ago (should have checked eBay).

    There are older posts in this forum detailing how to install it (takes about five minutes).

    If this is old news, sorry...
    with out a 1920x1200 or 1650x1080 screen upgrade a blue ray drive is largely a waste i would think.

    Its a good deal on the drives, but largely a waste of money unless your just trying to whole heartedly embrace the format

    For those that do get the drives, be sure to get a player/codec pack that is capable of actually playing Bluray disc's
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    Default Re: Found: Cheap Blue-Ray for P-6831FX and P-6860FX (PATA)

    True...

    I bought a WSXGA+ replacement screen the same week I bought the computer. That's the lowest resolution I would recomend for Blu-Ray playback.

    The Arcsoft package seems to be the best bang-for-the-buck in playback software (unless you already have Nero 8, then buy the plug-in).
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    Default Re: Found: Cheap Blue-Ray for P-6831FX and P-6860FX (PATA)

    I hear that the P series has been about the same with the measurements, so could I put this in the P-7805u too?

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    Default Re: Found: Cheap Blue-Ray for P-6831FX and P-6860FX (PATA)

    except for the fact that the 7811 (for sure) 7805/7807 (you would have to check for certain) use SATA drives...
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    Default Re: Found: Cheap Blue-Ray for P-6831FX and P-6860FX (PATA)

    What about 171/172/173 FX? SATA or PATA?
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    Default Re: Found: Cheap Blue-Ray for P-6831FX and P-6860FX (PATA)

    nvm not a blueray
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    Default Re: Found: Cheap Blue-Ray for P-6831FX and P-6860FX (PATA)

    Quote Originally Posted by Danja View Post
    What about 171/172/173 FX? SATA or PATA?
    I'm pretty sure we have the PATA

    I have the 1900x1200 screen and Cyberlink PowerDVD 8 Ultra so NOW there is a cheap Blu-ray drive
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    Default Re: Found: Cheap Blue-Ray for P-6831FX and P-6860FX (PATA)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tybalt39 View Post
    Just a quick note...

    If anyone is interested, the Optiarc PATA Blu-Ray drives have recently been going for less than $100 on eBay. At least three have sold this week. I bought one on Amazon for $160 a couple of weeks ago (should have checked eBay).

    There are older posts in this forum detailing how to install it (takes about five minutes).

    If this is old news, sorry...
    Got any links for these? I have been searching and havn't found any yet.

    Other than this one and its not cheap

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Sony-NEC-BC-5500...2em118Q2el1247
    Last edited by BlackSheep5; 4th January 2009 at 10:11 AM.
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    Default Re: Found: Cheap Blue-Ray for P-6831FX and P-6860FX (PATA)

    Found this one, is ATAPI(IDE) the same as PATA?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/BRAND-NEW-Panaso...QQcmdZViewItem
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    598GB HDD (320GBx2 Raid0) 7200 RPM, 4GB DDR2 RAM,
    17" WUXGA 1920x1200, Pelican 1495CC1 Case

 

 
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