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Want to use Blu Ray drive from an old PC

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I removed the blu ray drive from an old PC and would like to re use it.  My question, is it possible to make it function like a stand alone blu ray player?  I purchased a hard drive enclosure with a USB 3.0 ins and outs, but my Samsung TV's USB is 2.0.  Can USB 2.0 transfer blu ray quality?  I realize that software will also be an issue.  I'd be happy to provide the specifics if need be.




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the drive is only a small portion of the equation. it can't really do anything without software on the other end to read the data from the disk. you MIGHT be able to use the enclosure to connect the drive to a raspberrypi assuming there's a Linux driver for that blueray drive. but, one way or another you have to have some kind of compatible computer inbetween the drive and your TV, you wouldn't be able to do it otherwise without effectively building a computer from scratch around that drive.

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