Plextor's Networked Media Player Lets You Enjoy Blu-ray With a Portable BD-ROM Drive

Posted Fri Jun 4, 2010 at 10:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

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

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