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External Blu-ray and DVD drive reviews

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  • Sharp Aquos BD-HP20H review

    Sharp's first Blu-ray Disc player, the Sharp BD-HP20H is a winner on all counts.

    £299 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Philips BDP7200 review

    The Philips BDP7200 Blu-ray player made its bow at this year's CES, and is set to hit the UK in October. Our review of the US-based product suggests it could be well…

    £250 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Samsung BD-P1400 review

    A relatively inexpensive Blu-ray Disc player, the Samsung BD-P1400 has performance to match its budget price.

    £259 inc VAT

    Score - 5 out of 10

  • Panasonic DMP-BD30 review

    Panasonic's DMP-BD30 was one of the first Blu-ray Disc players to support BonusView, the Blu-ray specification for watching picture-in-picture content.

    £349 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • LG BE06 review

    The LG BE06 is a stylish external Blu-ray drive that can be plugged into any PC with a spare USB 2.0 port.

    £265 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Buffalo BRHC-6316U2 review

    The Buffalo BRHC-6316U2 is a lightweight and easy to move external Blu-ray USB 2.0 drive that connects to your PC via USB 2.0.

    £330 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Primera Optical Disc Publisher SE review

    The Disc Publisher SE from Primera uses a Pioneer DVD+R/-R drive to burn and print up to 20 blank discs at a time.

    £958 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • LG GGW-H20L Blu-ray Drive/HD DVD Reader

    The LG GGW-H20L is a dual-format drive for high-definition discs at a very competitive price.

    £199 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • PLDS Lite-on DH-401S DVD writer/Blu-ray player

    The PLDS Lite-on DH-401S is the latest in a string of DVD drives that can read Blu-ray media, but have no interest in writing to them.

    £125 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Pioneer BDC-2202 Blu-ray Drive

    Dual-format burning and Blu-ray playback make the Pioneer BDC-2202 drive versatile, but hardware requirements are high and burn speeds are low.

    £150 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Lite-On LH-2B1S Blu-ray Disc drive

    Billed as a ‘triple writer’, Lite-On’s LH-2B1S provides up to two-speed Blu-ray writing and is compatible with all the major DVD and CD formats. The front of the…

    £400 inc VAT

    Score - 6 out of 10

  • Lite-On LH-20A1PU DVD writer

    With the fastest writing speed here of 20-speed, Lite-On’s LH-20A1PU delivers the quickest burn-times in our tests and offers easy one-touch disc copying.

    £45 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Freecom FS-50 battery-powered DVD drive

    Freecom’s FS-50 is an external DVD writer specifically designed for mobile use. The Freecom FS-50 runs off the mains, USB or a rechargeable battery, so you can read…

    £94 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • LG GBW-H10N Blu-ray Disc drive

    LG’s GBW-H10N is an internal Blu-ray drive that uses the standard IDE interface. The LG GBW-H10N is a simple plug-in replacement for most optical drives.

    £405 inc VAT

    Score - 6 out of 10

  • LG GGW-H10N Blu-ray, HD-DVD drive

    LG's LG GGW-H10N Blu-ray and HD-DVD combo drive - the Super Multi Blue - is a neat solution to a thorny dilemma: Blu-ray or HD-DVD?

    £600 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • LG GSA-E10L

    For some users, an external DVD drive is a better option than an internal model. But there's always going to be a speed sacrifice.

    £46 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Lite-On LH-2B1S

    As each Blu-ray drive hits the market, specifications go up and prices drop. A £514 price tag might still be intimidating, but it's a step in the right direction.

    £514 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Plextor PX-B900A

    Half a year ago, we were promised that we'd have a veritable army of Blu-ray drives to choose from by now. As it turns out, the Plextor PX-B900A is only the second…

    £533 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Pioneer BDR-101A

    Blu-ray is finally here, with Pioneer's BDR-101A leading the way. This is the first drive for PCs that records to Blu-ray Disc. Its appeal is undeniable.

    £450 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10



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