Buffalo BRHC-6316U2 6x Blu-ray Burner BD-RE/HD DVD-ROM/16x DVD±RW DL USB 2.0 External Drive $119.99 free shipping. I have one of these and it works great for playing HD DVDs and burning BDs. It is a LG GGW-H20N in an external USB case. http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?Inv...BRHC-6316U2-OB
Maybe a good thing I didn't jump on the Buffalo, cuz I noticed they had brand new GGC-H20N units for $60 bucks (can't have too many super multi drives), and got two of those instead of one of the Buffalo "open box" units. Plus just $8.80 shipping economy is not bad at all. Love the geeks! Note that the GGC-H20N is NOT a BD burner (only CD/DVD) whereas the Buffalo IS a BD writer.
EDIT: Got the GGC-H20Ns from geeks and they are "as advertised" new, barebone units. Surprising to me is their finish is different from the other drives I have (GGC-H20L, GGW-H20L, GBC-H20L crossflashed) in that instead of a glossy black lower, with lotsa logos, these are a matte finish with no DVD or CD logos in the lower left corner, and a slightly less obtrusive blue led--a relative plain jane OEM. An unexpected pleasure, as for the HTPC build I am doing less-is-more as far as standing-out is concerned.