best way to view blu rays and dvds in hospital

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  1. Scout

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    I’m going to be spending while in hospital soon, so I was thinking about entertainment while I’m in there.

    What’s the best way to view blu rays and dvds, I have a small netbook but it had no internal drive, I also have a tablet but again no drive on it.

    My desktops have only DVD drives so ripping blu rays and putting files on either the above won’t work unless I add a blu ray drive to one of the desktops.

    I could buy a new laptop with built in blu ray, which would seem to be by far the easiest option but sadly the most expensive.

    So any recommendations please, of how to do it or best laptop to buy (think budget)
     
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    How about just using Netflix? Not the newest of films but some good series to get stuck into.
     
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    Load the movies on to a usb stick then plug into laptop...
     
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    I should have said, I really want to re veiw Game of thrones sesons 1-5 (on blu ray)
     
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    just been looking a new blu ray laptops, there a bit expensive

    so what about a external blu ray drive ( under £50) could I rip the files of the disks using my decktop then put them on a am memory stick for use on my notebook or tablet (andriod) as per Sas r us

    (reply by pm if nessacery)
     
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    What about getting an external blu ray drive for your netbook \ desktop assuming they have usb socket? You should be able to get a reader for around £50 or a recorder for around £80. Cheaper than a whole new machine!

    Oooops see you've just thought about that. You'd also need to consider software for ripping the discs if you're going to store on usb drive.

    Just noticed you can get some external blu ray readers (dvd \ cd recorder) for around £30. Quality???
     
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    Plenty of portable Blu ray players under a £100

    as an aside..

    I remember when TV was free in Hospital and you could sit and enjoy a fag while watching in the day room ..
     
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    I was in hospital a couple of weeks ago and was surprised to find free wi fi on the wards, however I loaded Netflix onto for my iPad and unfortunately the wi fi was not powerful enough to run any films.

    You might try a Sandisk connect media player, about £70 gets you a 64gb device ( it also takes up to another 128gb memory card) that generates its own wi fi. You download your films etc onto it, it only measures 65 X 65 X 12 mm, and you can load music files, photo files, video files and data files onto it. I've cleared all my music and photos off my and my wife's iPads and freed up loads of space, it works on IOS and android devices, an amazing bit of kit.
     
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    Just had a heart attack while away in van at weekend, currently in CCU, no TVs or computers allowed in fact says no phones but closed the curtains to use mine (board stiff after a week confined to my bed no tv/music and MHF of course)
    Looking on the board next to my bed loads of other departments don't allow any kind of electronic equipment so probably worth checking you can use
     
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    Most of the alternatives have been mentioned - but I question the wisdom of ripping a bluray disk to watch on a small netbook or tablet screen.
    Neither will have the screen resolution, nor the audio capability to do the format justice.
    Personally I'd forgo the bluray quality & the hassle of external drives (power hungry?) and rip or download tv/films onto a collection of memory sticks.
    In this particular case - quantity over quality ?
     
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    bugger never thought of a portable player, thanks
     
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    And you could park for free when visiting people in hospital.
     
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    WHY.... Has no one answered this question correctly. ????

    "best way to view blu rays and dvds in hospital"



    Simple... SITTING UP in bed.... If you lie on your side to much you will get the neck ache and your one ear is covered meaning you only get mono sound........

    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    I remember when you could smoke IN bed.

    Sorry to hear that & hope all is soon resolved for you.(y) Keep us updated.
     
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    sorry to hear.. you said that as if it was an everyday occurrence.. !

    wishing you a speedy recovery.. :)
     
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    Oh what crap :(
    I thoroughly miss-read that @Gorse Hill , sorry
    I thought he meant his missus was enforcing a 'technology free' break at some site called CCU :doh: .

    Hope you feel better & get on the mend soon.


    Regards Steve
     
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    Sorry to here your weekend turned out differently than you had hoped. Hope you feel better and on the mend very soon.
     
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    Was going to say a portable DVD player bet they are cheap on ebay now! (y)
    Good luck and remember I'm near if you or your family need anything.
     
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    lmao.....:roflmto::roflmto::roflmto::roflmto::roflmto::roflmto:
     
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