UHD drives

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jonghotti
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Re: UHD drives

Post by jonghotti » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:34 pm

Yes both the BU40 and BU50 will be supported.

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Re: UHD drives

Post by jonghotti » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:35 pm

archermoo wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:42 pm
I'm looking to get an "official" UHD drive. I can get an LG BU40N drive here from Amazon UK, and an enclosure to put it in. Or I can buy a BU50N from the US and have it shipped over. Is there any reason (functionality of MakeMKV-wise) to get the BU50N over the BU40N? I haven't been able to find the WH16NS60 (or BH16NS60) at all.
I've got WH16NS60s for days, BU50s and BU40s as well.

MartyMcNuts
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Re: UHD drives

Post by MartyMcNuts » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:07 am

@jonghotti,

I sent you a pm about 3 days ago and haven't heard back from you. I would like a price for an official WH16NS60 (with stock firmware 1.00) sent to Victoria, Australia.

Can you please advise.

Thanks

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Re: UHD drives

Post by MartyMcNuts » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:10 am

corzamoon wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:51 am
MartyMcNuts wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:46 am
The most available drive for us Ozzie's is the LG BH16NS55, which works perfectly for UHD (on firmware 1.02) and is generally cheaper than the ASUS and is available at most PC Parts shops.

I'm in VIC and have 2 of these drives. 1 is on LG firmware 1.02 and the other I cross-flashed to ASUS 3.02.

Good luck..
Thanks! I've just ordered a LG BH16NS55. So if for some reason it has a bad version of the firmware.. how easy is it to flash it back to 1.02?
corzamoon,

As long as you can switch your PC to IDE mode in the BIOS, the DOS method is pretty easy to do.

archermoo
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Re: UHD drives

Post by archermoo » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:12 am

jonghotti wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:34 pm
Yes both the BU40 and BU50 will be supported.
Thank you!

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Re: UHD drives

Post by mgrobins » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:36 am

Big thanks to Alex (jonghotti) for sending me a flashed Asus drive to Australia (Brisbane). Works well and is a heck of a lot faster than my old Asus BR drive for ripping.

I'm still messing around with UHD content as a beginner; my projector is 1080p, my oppo UDP-203 can play UHD (disc or network) and I'm pretty certain my Marantz AV8801 pre-pro passes 4k imaging just fine. My Popcorn hour A400 doesn't present the image though when I rip the UHD version of a movie with MakeMKV.

I'll have to stick with the BR versions for now but I have the capability I wanted now for when I get a 4k display (deciding on a replacement projector or getting an 80" + TV given the image fidelity of new displays.

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Re: UHD drives

Post by bboy12342002 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:37 pm

I am doing a new computer build and need drives to rip UDH and BD. Alex can you PM me some options/recommendations on drives you have available for me to purchase. I live in Missouri.

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Re: UHD drives

Post by jonghotti » Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:17 pm

bboy12342002 wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:37 pm
I am doing a new computer build and need drives to rip UDH and BD. Alex can you PM me some options/recommendations on drives you have available for me to purchase. I live in Missouri.
Certainly.

ccateni
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Re: UHD drives

Post by ccateni » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:16 pm

My drive says no disc is inserted when I insert a 4k disc. Its the asus BW-16D1HT. What do I do?

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Re: UHD drives

Post by jonghotti » Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:58 am

If I owe anyone hardware please remind me via text, email, smoke signal or morse code, thank you.

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Re: UHD drives

Post by Superbeeb » Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:08 pm

Just an FYI. Had planned on downgrading some drives myself. But for me it was just easier to source from the regular sellers here on the forum. Both techman21 and jonghotti were solid for me. Had an ASUS BW-16D1HT I had purchased myslef that techman21 downgraded for me to 3.01. He was prompt, responded to all questions. Drive has worked great so far. Alex (jonghotti) was cool as well. He hooked me up with an LG UH12NS40 (a more budget option) crossed flashed to ASUS. Also a LG WH16NS40. Both have been good thus far.

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Re: UHD drives

Post by MartyMcNuts » Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:10 pm

ccateni wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:16 pm
My drive says no disc is inserted when I insert a 4k disc. Its the asus BW-16D1HT. What do I do?
@ccateni,

What firmware version is on your drive?

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Re: UHD drives

Post by jonghotti » Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:12 pm

MartyMcNuts wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:10 pm
ccateni wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:16 pm
My drive says no disc is inserted when I insert a 4k disc. Its the asus BW-16D1HT. What do I do?
@ccateni,

What firmware version is on your drive?
he's got 3.03 and is researching the flash it yourself method, go CC!

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Re: UHD drives

Post by MartyMcNuts » Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:24 pm

jonghotti wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:12 pm
MartyMcNuts wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:10 pm
ccateni wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:16 pm
My drive says no disc is inserted when I insert a 4k disc. Its the asus BW-16D1HT. What do I do?
@ccateni,

What firmware version is on your drive?
he's got 3.03 and is researching the flash it yourself method, go CC!
Good stuff! Thanks Alex.

ccateni
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Re: UHD drives

Post by ccateni » Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:25 am

My motherboard doesn't have IDE, so I may need a flash service. Any ideas for a flash service or a way to force IDE on a motherboard that doesn't support it?

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