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Rockyroad816
01-16-2012, 01:27 AM
I got a G74S from Sam's Club. So far everything is great but it does not recognize Bluray discs :(
I even installed Cyberlink PowerDVD I can play normal DVDs; just not Blu-ray.
Any thoughts of what I missed ? Any help is greatly appreciated !!!

dstrakele
01-16-2012, 01:34 AM
Only PowerDVD 11 Ultra offers Blu-Ray playback: http://www.cyberlink.com/products/powerdvd/compare-retail_en_US.html

What model ODD is displayed in Device Manager on your system?

Rockyroad816
01-16-2012, 01:47 AM
Device Manager shows
slimtype DVD A DS8A5SH

dstrakele
01-16-2012, 02:02 AM
They put so many different components in the ASUS laptops that I'm not certain, but with the DVD in the model name, I'm thinking your ODD doesn't support Blu-Ray. I believe the Blu-Ray player that ships with the G74SX is a Slimtype BD E DS4E1S, where the BD stands for Blu-Ray Disc.

BrodyBoy
01-16-2012, 02:07 AM
I think you're right, Drew. That looks like a DVD drive.....

Rockyroad816
01-16-2012, 02:14 AM
Sams lists it as a ASUS G74SX Laptop Intel Core i7-2670QM, 750GB, 17.3" and it was $ 1,298.00
http://www.samsclub.com/sams/shop/product.jsp?productId=prod4860353#spec

and the ASUS website http://usa.asus.com/Notebooks/Gaming_Powerhouse/G74SX/#specifications lists it should come with a
Blu-Ray DVD Combo
Super-Multi DVD
Blue-ray Writer

So did I get the right DVD a Blu-ray ? I'm confused !

Oh thanks for the QUICK reply !! Much appreciated !!

dstrakele
01-16-2012, 02:29 AM
In the specs of the Sam's Club link you provided, it lists:

Optical Drive: DL DVD±RW/CD-RW (the Super-Muti DVD drive)

If you just got it, you might be able to exchange it for a G74SX with a Blu-Ray player by paying the difference.

The ASUS site is listing the 3 possible ODD's that can be had in a G74SX model.

Rockyroad816
01-16-2012, 02:43 AM
Ahh so the ASUS website is just listing the possibilities?

Blu-Ray DVD Combo
Super-Multi DVD
Blue-ray Writer

I wonder if I can just buy my own Blu-Ray DVD Combo that would be the exact one ?
Who sells them or is ASUS the only source ?

BrodyBoy
01-16-2012, 03:50 AM
Ahh so the ASUS website is just listing the possibilities?

Blu-Ray DVD Combo
Super-Multi DVD
Blue-ray Writer

I wonder if I can just buy my own Blu-Ray DVD Combo that would be the exact one ?
Who sells them or is ASUS the only source ?
Asus does sell them through their eStore (http://us.estore.asus.com/index.php?l=product_list&c=3181), and there are other sources as well. They are pretty much a standardized commodity, so you can buy one, put on the little cover plate from your current drive, and you'd have a BD drive. (You can even buy the little blu-ray logo for the cover plate if you want.)

Rockyroad816
01-16-2012, 04:13 AM
THANKS for all the help!!

I found a LG Super-Multi Slim Blu-ray Combo Drive CT21N for $89.95