28. Blu-Ray Playback tests
2. Reading tests
3. CD error correction
4. DVD error correction
5. CD-R burning - Ritek 40x
6. CD-R burning - CMC MAG 40x
7. CD-RW burning - Verbatim 24x
8. DVD+R burning - CMC MAG M01 12x
9. DVD+R burning - Prodisc R04 12x
10. DVD+R burning - RICOHJPN R03 12x
11. DVD+R burning - MCC 004 12x
12. DVD+R burning - YUDEN T03 12x
13. DVD-R burning - CMC MAG AM3 12x
14. DVD-R burning - MCC 03RG20 12x
15. DVD-R burning - RITEKF1 12x
16. DVD-R burning - TTH02 12x
17. DVD-R burning TYG03 12x
18. DVD+RW burning MKM A03 8x
19. DVD-RW burning - MKM 01RW6X01 6x
20. DVD+R DL burning - MKM003
21. DVD-R DL burning - MKM03RD30
22. Summary of DVD Recording tests, Bittseting, overburning
23. BD-R SL burning - TDKBLDRBB 4x
24. BD-RE SL burning - MEI (001) 2x
25. BD-R SL burning - PHILIPR02 4x
26. BD-RE DL burning - TDKBLDWfa 2x
27. BD-R SL burning - VERBATIMc (000) 4x
28. Blu-Ray Playback tests
In order to perform our BD Movie Playback tests, we used the "Casino Royale" (DL BD) and the "Open Season" (SL BD) movies.
The drive's minimum system requirements for BD playback are:
- CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz or higher
- Memory: 512 MB RAM or higher
- OS: Windows 2000 SP4 / XP / Vista
However, the recommended specifications for BD Playback and Authoring are:
- CPU: Intel Pentium D 3.4 or higher
- Memory: 1GB RAM or higher
- OS: Windows XP SP2 / Vista
- GPU: nVidia GeForce 7600GT/ 7800GTX512/ 7900GXS/ 7900GX2/ 7900GTX/ 7950GT/ 7950GX2/ 8400GS/ 8500GT/ 8600GT/ 8600GTS/ 8800GTS/ 8800GTX and ATI X1600/ X1800/ X1900/ HD2400/ HD2600/ HD2900 series or above.
- HDCP capable graphics cards with 256 MB RAM, PCI Express x 16, 1920 x 1200 resolution, 32-bit color.
- HDCP capable monitor / TV for HD digital output.
Our testing system consisted of the following:
- Intel Core2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz
- 2046MB RAM (Samsung DDR3)
- Windows XP Professional SP2
- NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS with 256 MB RAM
- a typical non-HDCP monitor, using a resolution of 1600x1200 at 85 Hz
- an LG L246WH-BN 24" Full-HD LCD monitor, HDCP ready 1920x1200@60Hz.
First, we connected our non-HDCP monitor with a typical analog (VGA) connector. We used the highest possible resolution with this monitor, which was also close enough to the High Definition specifications.
Then we connected the an LG L246WH-BN 24" Full-HD LCD monitor, which was HDCP ready and offers a maximum resolution of 1920x1200@60Hz.
The application we used to watch the movies was Cyberlink Power DVD v8.
Here are some photos of the monitor during playback:
In this frame PowerDVD shows us info about the movie and the video/audio bitrate for a specific scene. This varied from approximately 10Mbps to 45Mbps, depending on the complexity of each scene of the movie.
Playback was flawless with the CPU utilization to hardly reach the 25%, for the specific PC configuration. Forward/reverse operations were resumed without any problems throughout the complete movie.