LG GGW-H10N Blu-ray writer/HD DVD reader Hands-on

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by roog, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. roog

    roog Well-Known Member

    I have just received and performed initial testing of my very own LG GGW-H10N Blu-ray writer/HD DVD reader.

    After installing the drive and the "Cyberlink Hi-Def Suite" software, I ran the LG ODD firmware update software to go from version 1.00 to 1.01. I then downloaded and applied the LG PowerDVD Ultra (2911e) update from the Cyberlink website. The update went as planned without the problems that occur when updating the retail version from 2905 to 2911.

    Version 2911e seems to be a more mature version of PowerDVD Ultra retail version 2911. I know this because it plays the infamous "Stomp the Yard" whereas the retail 2911 would not. Further testing will be required to find out the differences between it and the new retail version 3104a.

    The programs that come with the "Cyberlink Hi-Def Suite" software are "PowerDVD Ultra", "Power Producer", "Power2Go", "Power Backup", and "Instant Burn".

    All programs seem to be full versions and not crippleware. "PowerDVD Ultra" and "Power2Go" both recognize and allow you to use drives other than the LG GGW-H10N. I tested this capability using my LiteOn LH-2B1S Blu-ray writer.

    I burned two Blu-ray 25GB rewritable discs with the LG GGW-H10N , one with Blu-ray and one with HD DVD content, and both played as expected on both of my drives.

    Overall, LG has done an excellent job bringing this product to market.:bowdown:
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2007
  2. bingobill

    bingobill Well-Known Member

  3. roog

    roog Well-Known Member

    Thanks, I'll definitely take a look at them when they come out, but I don't think they will release them until the sales play out for the GGW-H10N.

    I've seen the oem GGW-H10N listed here http://www.eaglebit.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=EB-150-00073&Click=14 for $600 but they don't have any in stock.

    At least now I can finally burn 50GB BD-REs without having to buy a Matsushita drive (Sony, Panasonic, etc.).