Well, I bit the bullet and purchased the LG drive from NCIXUS for $268.87 + $9.99 S/H. I'm putting together a system using the Gigabyte MA69GM-S2H, 5000+ Black, 2GB RAM.
Just for clarification should I use the OEM PDVD that ships with the drive or upgrade it to the retail version of PDVD? I Also plan on ripping the HD and Blu-Ray DVD's to my HTPC or server, so, I'll need to play them back from the HDD..... I guess that means I should stay with the OEM version, right?
Also, Since I'll be outputting to a 720P Plasma, the onboard video should handle the HD and Blu Ray video with ease over DVI, right?