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Hi all,

I have done a quick search both in the forum and on google to try and find the answer to the above question. The information on here seems to be a little old and I was wondering/hoping whether there had been any new developments. I basically want to be able to play back blu ray on my mac. I know I can buy/rent shows on iTunes but they are a lot more expensive than buying the physical media. For instance I can buy the whole BSG series blu ray box set for 49.99 of Amazon. To get the digital copies in lower resolution it would set me back over 140 and I still wouldn't have access to all of the extras as found on the box set. Thats just one example. I'm sure there are countless others.

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You can get an external blu-ray drive - like, but not limited to this:
Samsung SE-406AB/RSBD Slim External 3D Blu-ray Drive: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

And blu-ray playback software like this:
The First and Best Mac Blu-ray Player Software, movie/DVD/video player

Works fine if the investment is worth it for you.

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Hi, thanks for the quick reply. I came across that software in one of the previous posts. Wasn't too sure how well it worked. Have you tried it?

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Yes, it works really well. But there's a 30day trial if memory serves me so you can try it to be sure.

I acquired a Samsung Blu-ray drive from the remnants of a repair I did for someone. So out of curiosity I hooked it up and got the software down. Only watched maybe a dozen films on it but they've all been flawless.

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