Blu ray player /burner optical drive?

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Was wondering if anyone could recommend a Blu-ray player/ burner drive to use with the 5K iMac?

Coming from windows, years ago I always purchased Plextor drives.

Just wondering what ones to avoid etc. Thanks..
 

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I can't recommend a specific brand but Mac Sales (OWC) stocks several popular BR burner\players. Their items are usually top notch and of course fully warranted and returnable if need be. Take a look here.
 
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I can't recommend a specific brand but Mac Sales (OWC) stocks several popular BR burner\players. Their items are usually top notch and of course fully warranted and returnable if need be. Take a look here.

@ Sharkz - I have the Apple SuperDrive but does not do Blu-ray; also, I don't believe Apple offers built-in software to play or burn these discs, so you'll have to consider obtaining the appropriate software - could be wrong on that statement, though?

But I agree w/ Chscag above, I've purchased a number of products from OWC and likely would strongly consider their blu-ray offerings although I cannot give you a specific recommendation - however, this BD Drive from them comes packaged w/ Roxio Toast 12 - the drive has received a 4.2/5* rating on their website. Good luck in your selection - Dave :)
 
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I figured I would have to get software to burn discs but Apple doesn't have anything to allow me watch Blu-Ray movies on the iMac? Ok so I guess I'll start researching that next.

Maybe VLC?

Thanks.

I'm leaning towards this one because of the speed and the USB 3.0.
http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/MR3F8BDSD16/

This rig is starting to get expensive ;-) But well worth it in the end..
 
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I'm using this software to play back Blu Ray discs. I've only tried a few discs but so far it's working well. I think there's a free trial so you could see if it works with your discs without purchasing it.

There is other software out there as well. I think the Mac version of VLC plays them as well but I hate the interface for that program.
 

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