I think it's about time to move to Blu-ray on my Mac

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    Been thinking about buying an external Blu-ray burner for
    my iMac and Macbook Pro for quite some time.

    Prices on burners have come down substantially, and I
    was surprised that the price of blank BD discs themselves
    were not as much inflated in price compared to their DVD
    counterparts.

    Basically, I want to burn my HiDef movies off my
    camcorder and preserve them on Blu-ray. I understand
    that I can do this using ROXIO TOAST.

    However, I am also learning that an even better method
    to encode the H.264 BD codec is to use compressor 4,
    which I have.

    Right now I am looking at this Blu-ray burner which is
    highly rated and quite inexpensive. If anyone has any
    suggestions, I would appreciate it.
     
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    I use the Samsung burner often, everywhere. It's reliable, it's easy to hook up and it's very well built. I have had issues with bad discs or data on either my PC or my wife's Mac. I'd say go for it!
     
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    Is it that particular one?






    You have or haven't had issues?
     
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    That one is very similar to the one I use:
    http://www.amazon.com/Buffalo-Technology-MediaStation-BR-PX68U2-BK/dp/B003CJTQPG/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1335191965&sr=1-3
    Have been VERY happy with it, paired with Toast. I don't burn movies tho, just use it to rip imports and to output file based disks for backups. As you noted, media is finally reasonably priced, tho still by far more expensive than DVD.
    also, these disks:
    http://www.amazon.com/Verbatim-97457-Blu-ray-Recordable-25-Disc/dp/B00471HK0Q/ref=pd_sim_e_1
     
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