UHD drives

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LiGHTaz
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Re: UHD drives

Post by LiGHTaz » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:35 pm

Hi everyone! I really appreciate your hobby and want to ask some questions just to make sure my conclusions are right.

I'm from Russia and in our shops I can get HL-DT-ST BH16NS60 for approximately $68 and ASUS BW-16D1HT for approximately $75.

As far as I understood ASUS would be UHD friendly with 3.02 (or 3.10 MK) firmware.

Hitachi-LG is official UHD drive and with downgrading to 1.00 firmware it would work with MakeMKV and also there wouldn't be sleep bug.

Am I right? Am I missing something? Or BH16NS60 ≠ WH16NS60?

What, in your opinion should I get?

If everything is as I described then getting BH16NS60 is an obvious answer to my question?

Or there are some things like ASUS is able to read scratched/bad discs more carefully than LG, ASUS is quiter than LG, etc.?

I'm really confused about all circumstances with official UHD / UHD friendly, "ASUS has better firmware", "LG is loud" and so on...

jonghotti
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Re: UHD drives

Post by jonghotti » Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:01 am

BH16NS60 is the retail boxed equivalent of the WH16NS60. I would love to see one in the flesh. For those prices you should get one of each and you're guaranteed to never run into a disc that won't rip in at least one of those.

LiGHTaz
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Re: UHD drives

Post by LiGHTaz » Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:02 am

Well, I'm not sure if it's allowed to post links here, but here's how BH16NS60 (OEM) looks like:
https://www.nix.ru/autocatalog/blu_ray/ ... 94630.html

And here's BW-16D1HT (Retail):
https://www.nix.ru/autocatalog/blu_ray/ ... 79526.html

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