You don't need a BR burner to burn 1080p .mkv movies. You can use a normal DVD player, a.ssuming the file is under 4.7gb which in most cases they are.
Now if you plan on burning movies that are over 4.7gb you still don't need a BR burner, you can use a DVD-R DL, which can hold up to 8.5gb(per side 16gb total). Now a days, most new DVD/BR readers can read these types of disk, so you good.
The only time you would need a BR burner is if you want to make perfect 1:1 copies of a Blu ray movie. Which honestly, with BR discs being as expensive as they are, it ain't really worth it. You can get 1080p perfect blu ray quality with 7-8 gb. You can get GREAT blu ray quality 1080p quality with 3-4gb. And you can get good/acceptable 1080p quality for 1.5gb-2.5gb, only thing that suffers is the audio.
If need more info let me know. For burning to DVD's/DVD DL I use ConvertXtoDVD5, there are many options out there though like IMGburn, Nero, etc.
Last edited by Baynut; 11-14-2013 at 07:58 PM..