LG BE16NU50 External Burner UHD Friendly?

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Drives' started by DJHallo, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. DJHallo

    DJHallo Well-Known Member

    LG BE16NU50, I was wondering is this Burner UHD Friendly?
    Also can I use Original Disc Encrypted to play on CyberLink PowerDVD?
    And yes I also want to make UnEncrypted with it.
    I love to have it external rather then internal burner.
    A other External burner is also okay!
    But it must be buyable into Europe! Not America or Asian / Japan!
    Kind Regards.

    P.S> I Also must have M-Disc!
    Because I need some back-up for many years to work.

    Website:
    http://www.lg.com/us/burners-drives/lg-BE16NU50-external-blu-ray-dvd-drive
    http://www.mdisc.com/m-ready/ it has all 4.7, 25, 50, 100.
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2018
  2. Terramex

    Terramex Well-Known Member

    It is an UHD friendly drive, but LG removed LG friendlyness with firmware version 1.02.
    If you have v1.02, you need to make a firmware downgrade as described here:
    https://forum.redfox.bz/threads/dumping-downgrading-firmware-on-uhd-friendly-devices.74479/

    According to this guide you can convert a friendly drive into a real UHD drive, but i haven't read any reports about such a converted drive's capability regarding PowerDVD playback.
    No need to say the rest of your system has to be UHD compliant as well.
     
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  3. DJHallo

    DJHallo Well-Known Member

    I want to buy a new one in a Online Store.
    But I don't know what Firmware it has if I connect it to my PC how can I see what firmware it has? And yes how can I see it into Device Manager maybe?
    Or must I look at the Bar Code just like PSP/PS3 got hacked?
     
  4. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    Neither. Hook the drive up to your PC, it'll be mentioned next to the drive model in the anydvd status window
     
  5. Terramex

    Terramex Well-Known Member

  6. DJHallo

    DJHallo Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the Head's Up! ;)
    Definally going to try it if something goes wrong can I return it or must I keep it because I changed the firmware if I must change it?

    Ch3vr0n: Heb jij het toevallig ooit getest, en welke BD-Burner gebruik jij toevallig? ;)
     
  7. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    English only please, and mine's the bh16ns55 @ FW 1.02. bought purely for testing, don't own a single uhd disc (don't have any uhd gear otherwise)

    Sent from my Nexus 6P with Tapatalk
     
  8. DJHallo

    DJHallo Well-Known Member

    Okay Thanks for the Head's Up, No Problem English or Dutch doesn't mater to me! ;)
     
  9. Terramex

    Terramex Well-Known Member

    If nothing goes fatally wrong (hard brick), there's always a way to revert to v1.02.
    http://www.lg.com/us/support-product/lg-BE16NU50#manuals