I didn't think folks used external players any more. Usually you rip movies and copy to disk or stream. You also create ISO's of your software programs.
Just curious, how many folks out there still using an external DVD player?
The only reason i have a dvd-rw is for burning music cd's for my car, which just got scrapped, and installing operating systems, which i now do via usb flahs. In short i have a dvd-rw still, but I no longer have any use for it. If i'm going to have things on my shelves, it'll be books, never dvd's, what a silly waste of space. (yes you can argue kindle etc, but i frigging HATE ebooks, it's not the same, wheras a rip or copy of a dvd is the same thing)