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

    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

    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