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Hello,

 

I am not even sure if it is possible and love to get some advice if I may.

 

Does anyone know how to connect Blu-Ray Disc/DVD player to iMac 27" (2011 model)?

 

I just would like to watch some live concert DVDs/Blu-rays Discs before heading to bed while doing internet browsing. iMac 27 used to have internal DVD ROM but I have replaced it with with SSD to improve performance long time ago and no longer have it any longer.

 

I have spare Sony BDP-S370 to use at the moment hence checking the possibility. :)  

 

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thank you.

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I would say No to that Sony unit 

But probably Yes to a dedicated USB external CD / DVD player / burner 

 

 

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My wife wanted to do the same with an iMac but there was just no way of connecting up a DVD player. She bought a USB wotsit as Full Range said. I think it was only $39.99 or something like that. It appears to be a flimsy piece of crap when you pick it up but it works.

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This is what you want if only doing CD/DVD.

https://www.jbhifi.com.au/computers-tablets/accessories/apple/apple-usb-superdrive/87429/

 

I use this to rip my CD's to my newer iMac that doesn't have an inbuilt DVD drive. There are others that will play BD as well like this

 

https://www.macfixit.com.au/archgon-macfixit-panasonic-uj-141a-macdrive-usb-3-0-blu-ray-player-superdrive-dvd-dual-layer-burner-great-with-apple-macbook-air-18978/

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16 hours ago, blybo said:

This is what you want if only doing CD/DVD.

https://www.jbhifi.com.au/computers-tablets/accessories/apple/apple-usb-superdrive/87429/

 

I use this to rip my CD's to my newer iMac that doesn't have an inbuilt DVD drive. There are others that will play BD as well like this

 

https://www.macfixit.com.au/archgon-macfixit-panasonic-uj-141a-macdrive-usb-3-0-blu-ray-player-superdrive-dvd-dual-layer-burner-great-with-apple-macbook-air-18978/

 

Thank you so much for your recommendation. I guess that there is no other way but get USB external DVD/BD player instead. :( 

I will leave Sony BD player to TV and get external usb driver instead. 

 

@Full Range @Hergest @Jonny  Thank you very much for your suggestion, too. :) 

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I just bought a Superdrive for my iMac on Gumtree, have a look there first, you may find a good bargain.

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2 minutes ago, Biff said:

I just bought a Superdrive for my iMac on Gumtree, have a look there first, you may find a good bargain.

 

Yes, I already got the SuperDrive. Thanks. :)  

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I have a simple LG DVD player/burner on my 21" imac via USB. works good for what it is. Lets me rip CD's to FLAC and plays DVD's. Sadly I cant play bluray. No big loss on a 21" screen anyway

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3 minutes ago, darth vader said:

I have a simple LG DVD player/burner on my 21" imac via USB. works good for what it is. Lets me rip CD's to FLAC and plays DVD's. Sadly I cant play bluray. No big loss on a 21" screen anyway

 

Good to hear. I am using superdrive now for quick movie watching on iMac and it does its job. :) 

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