It's an external drive solution that handles Blu-ray playback, but functions as a drive for your computer too.
Sure, there are plenty of valid reasons, but it just seems silly that a computer BD-ROM drive can't also function as a Blu-ray player. Plextor's can though, at least when it's combined with the PlexMedia.
The PlexMedia seems like a fairy capable networked media player. On its own, it doesn't hold a lot of surprises. It streams video and audio from your computer and displays them on your TV. We've seen this before.
And the PX-B120U external Blu-ray drive is pretty dull on its own too. It's a Blu-ray drive that connects to your computer via USB. Ho-hum.
But together they make up a pretty slick solution that just might be worthy of replacing your HTPC. Price is still a mystery for the combo, but you can expect to hear something soon.
Source: Benchmark Reviews