Is my laptop Blu-ray/UHD ready?

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by adrian2055, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. adrian2055

    adrian2055 MDL Member

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    Hello everyone,


    I'm wondering if my laptop is blu-ray and UHD compatible. I purchased an external blu-ray drive, but it does not play discs with powerdvd. I was considering getting an internal UHD drive as I believe my external drive is defective, before I buy anything I was wondering if this system is Blu-Ray/UHD ready.


    Specs:

    ASUS ROG G752VL-BHI7N32

    Intel Core i7-6700 HQ Processor (2.6GHz Base Speed, 3.5GHz Turbo Speed) (4 Cores, 8 Threads)

    17.3" LED-LCD Display (1920x1080 Resolution)

    12GB DDR4 2133 Mhz RAM (Upgradeable To 64GB RAM)

    1TB 5400 RPM Hard Drive

    2 M.2 Raid Slots

    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M Graphics (2GB Card)

    Windows 7 Pro (64-Bit)

    6MB L3 Cache

    DVD Writer

    1 HDMI Port

    4 USB Ports (USB 2.0 and 3.0)

    Built-In Bluetooth
     
  2. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    Have u tried contacting the vendor or asking the question on the ASUS forum. i dont see why it shouldn't work did the external dvd come with drivers?
     
  3. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    If your display is only 1080p then why care about UHD/4K anyway.
    Are you sure you have a blu-ray drive? Maybe it's a DVD-RW.
    Cyberlink have a tool called BD Adviser. it can analyze your system & generate a report...

    If your powerdvd came bundled (OEM) with your notebook then it would probably need to be updated...
     
  4. adrian2055

    adrian2055 MDL Member

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    .........................................good point. **abandons UHD**


    It's a blu-ray drive. The drive recognizes the discs, but doesn't play them.

    It is the OEM Version. I'll check with cyberlink for updates and possibly getting a retail version.
     
  5. adrian2055

    adrian2055 MDL Member

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    It did. I fixed the issue. I installed windvd and it played the discs so there must be an issue with powerdvd. I will use windvd for now.
     
  6. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    VLC Media player will play blu-ray disks too (fyi)
     
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    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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