PC Advisor reviews the best DVD/Optical drives you can buy in the UK right now.
1. LG BX580
- Reviewed on: 7 December 10
- RRP: £175 inc VAT
The LG BX580 offers exceptional image quality, full multimedia capabilities and very good internet content.
Read our LG BX580 review.
- Reviewed on: 1 February 11
- RRP: £43.09 inc VAT
The Lite-On eNAU608 is as versatile and handsome a portable DVD burner as you can find, but it's not the model to go for if high-speed performance is a must.
Read our Lite-On eNAU608 review.
3. LG BH10LS30
- Reviewed on: 24 August 10
- RRP: £68.65 inc VAT
The LG BH10LS30 is a very serviceable product that, for a relatively modest £100, offers writing facilities that outstrip those of previously tested models.
Read our LG BH10LS30 review.
- Reviewed on: 19 January 11
- RRP: £426 inc. VAT
All in all, the Samsung BD-C8900 is an excellent 3D Blu-ray player with good PVR functionality. While a little on the steep side, it's one of the only ways to record 3D television - which is sure to appear more frequently in the future.
Read our Samsung BD-C8900 review.
- Reviewed on: 16 December 10
- RRP: £190 inc VAT
One of the difficulties of reviewing this Pioneer BDR-206MBK is that the prices are still very much in the air. At the time of writing, early adopters may be expected to pay around £190. We should expect this price to drop quickly (early prices in the USA have it at around the $150 mark), but it's clearly not going to be a cheap drive. It will be worth considering for those who need to write huge amounts of data for archival storage. For general Blu-ray use, though, the LG BH10LS30 looks likely to be very much cheaper and considerably faster for everyday burning.
Read our Pioneer BDR-206MBK review.