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Asus BC-1205PT

The ASUS BC-1205PT is BD-ROM/DVD±R/RW/CD-RW drive capable of rea Read more

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Overall 9
8.7

ASUS BC-1205PT-BD Blu-Ray Dual Layer SATA DVD Burner Review

PCStats
30 August 2008
  • Summary: The ASUS BC-1205PT supports DVD reading and writing in both the + and - formats, as well as being able to read and write to DVD-RAM and Dual-Layered DVD discs.
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ASUS BC-1205PT BD-ROM/DVD-RW/CD-RW combo drive review

Elite Bastards
29 January 2008
  • Conclusion: With the current full-scale format war that we alluded to in our introduction still raging, it's difficult to label any next-generation optical drive as a 'must buy' simply due to the inherent possibility of one of the two competing formats dying out.  Having said that, we do seem to have reached a stage where both HD-DVD and Blu-Ray are performing reasonably well in the marketplace, which might be enough to convince you that now is a safe time to plump for either format...
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Overall 8
8.3
Value for money 6
6.0
Construction 9
8.8
Functionality 10
9.5
Appearance 9
8.8

ASUS BC-1205PT SATA Blu-ray Disc Optical Drive

Benchmark Reviews
24 December 2007
  • Conclusion: What's Blu-ray, if not a shining star? It seems like anything wearing the BD badge these days just seems to look better. But maybe it's just me, and my desire to touch all new technologies. Either way, ASUS has done a good job of reining in my attention and keeping the carrot just within my reach.
  • Pros: Full-range CD and DVD recording capabilities, Blu-ray Disc movie playback, CyberLink BD-capable bundled decoder software, Nearly-silent optical drive
  • Cons: Slow CD and DVD read speeds, Expensive optical drive, No digital-audio cable included, Lackluster Dual-Layer DVD burning speed
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Overall 6
6.0

Asus BC 1205PT

maximum pc
18 December 2007
  • Excerpt: With Asus’s BC-1205PT you get to read high-def discs, but only if they’re of the Blu-ray variety, so you’ll want to have a strong affinity for that format (and its affiliated movie studios) to take the plunge. Because while you do save money by forgoing the ability to write to Blu-ray, the BC-1205PT still isn’t cheap. It’s a couple hundred dollars more than a high-performance standard DVD drive, and its DVD burn performance is far from top-notch.
  • Pros: Next-gen disc reads, standard-DVD convenience.
  • Cons: No HD DVD support, so-so DVD performance.
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Overall 10
10

Asus Blu-ray Rom Drive BC-1205PT

CPU3D
10 December 2007
  • Summary: Here we have the lastest Blu-Ray ROM from Asus, and as expected it performed brilliantly, but then, we expected nothing less from Asus. Since Blu-Ray is fairly new in the technology market, it is still quite expensive and this drive cost around £130 to £140. You may ask yourself why you would buy this optical drive? For hd movies of course. And thanks to a CPU3D fan, I was given the oportunity to watch Jessica Biel to it's fullest quality, in the movie 'Stealth'.
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Overall 8
7.8
Features 8
8.0

ASUS BC-1205PT Blu-ray Combo

CDRLabs
9 December 2007
  • Conclusion: Until now, adding a Blu-ray drive to your computer has been a costly investment. The high price of Blu-ray Disc writers has put them out of reach for most consumers, especially those that are only looking to play movies. With the BC-1205PT, ASUS has made it easier for people to go high def. While lacking BD writing capabilities, this versatile, yet reasonably priced, drive can read and write to all major CD and DVD formats and play Blu-ray movies.
  • Pros: Reads single layer BD-ROM's and BD-R/RE media at 5x, Writes to DVD-R and DVD+R media at 12x, Writes to DVD-RW media at 6x, Writes to DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL media at 4x, Reads single layer DVD-ROM's at 12x, Reads DVD±R media at 12x, Reads DVD±RW and DVD±R DL media at 8x, Supports ASUS's FlextraLink, FlextraSpeed and QuieTrack technologies, 4MB buffer, Good CD-R and DVD±R writing quality, Automatically sets book type to DVD-ROM for DVD+R DL media, Serial ATA interface, I...
  • Cons: Reads BD-R DL media at only 2x, Writes to DVD+RW media at only 6x, Writes to CD-R media at only 24x, Questionable writing quality with some DVD±R DL media, Cannot set the book type of DVD+R or DVD+RW media, High seek times, Overburns to only 94:27, Documentation could be better
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Overall 7
6.7

ASUS BC-1205PT Blu-ray combo

PC Authority
24 January 2008
  • Summary: If you thought the Xbox 360's HD DVD drive was the only (relatively) cheap way to get delicious HD on your system, think again.
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Overall 7
6.7

ASUS BC-1205PT Blu-ray combo

PC Authority
24 January 2008
  • Summary: Put your shiny 24" monitor to some good use and get Blu-ray playback on a, er, "budget".
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
19 January 2008
  • Summary: Those of you looking for a new DVD burner with Blu-ray playback will be pleased with this drive. It exceeded our expectations in many of our tests and it was a fairly inconspicuous operator. We just wish it had a faster-rated speed for burning double-layer DVDs.
  • Pros: Multi-format DVD burner, Blu-ray playback, relatively quiet operation
  • Cons: Slow-rated burn speed for double-layer DVDs, the supplied software had to be patched before it would play Blu-ray movies
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ASUS BC-1205PT Blu-ray Combo Drive

Hardware Zone
9 December 2007
  • Conclusion: It's about time that consumers finally get a reasonably priced drive that can handle the new HD formats without having to shell out ludicrous amounts of money. Although such scenarios inevitably happens with every major shift in technology, this move by ASUS to sacrifice BD writing functionality in order to push out a drive at a lower price point is an astute and important one.
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