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3.0 | 10 Reviews

3D Blu-ray Disc Playback & M-DISC™ Support

LG BP50NB40

Features

  • External - Connects VIA USB 2.0
  • Silent Play Reduces Noise from Disc Spin During Movie Playback
  • Supports 3D Blu-ray Disc Playback
  • Supports BDXL (100GB Triple Layer) Disc

Quick Specs

  • Type: DVD Recorder
  • Energy Star Rated: No

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TV Connectivity

Enjoy your media on your TVs, digital photo frames and PCs by simply connecting your drive with USB cable.


Superior data protection with M-DISC™ Support

The M-DISC™uses a patent rock-like recording surface instead of organic dye to etch your data onto a disc. The M-DISC has been tested and proven to outlast standard DVDs currently on the market.


Slim Style

The overall slim design of only 0.55 inches high optimizes space for the slim OPU installation. It allows for a sleek companion to thin Ultrabooks and enhanced portability.


Silent Play

The Silent Play technology helps reduce noise during playback by recognizing different multimedia and automatically adjusting the playback speed according to its criteria for optimal performance.


Super Multi Compatibility

LG Super Multi Compatibility optical drives can read and write different types of disc formats in one convenient package. 1. DVD+R 2. RW DVD-R 3. RW DVD-RAM 4. Blu-ray Disc This gives you the option to choose the media best suited for each task


Mini USB

Provides easy connection with Mini USB cable. No additional power source needed.


Experience 3D Blu-ray

Take entertainment to the next level with 3D using the new Power BD-DVD 3D ver. Software bundle. You can now enjoy the excitement of all your favorite Blu-ray titles on your PC and with 2D to 3D converting you can bring a new dimension to all your videos.


BDXL™ Support: Ultimate Capacity

Three Layer BDXL-R/BDXL RE discs offer 100GB capacity while quad layer BDXL-R discs boast 128GB storage capacity on a single disc. It is equivalent of 27 standard DVDs or 5 single layer Blu-ray discs.


Windows 10 Compatible

Enjoy complete freedom in use with compatible support for Windows 10.

Features

  • External - Connects VIA USB 2.0
  • Silent Play Reduces Noise from Disc Spin During Movie Playback
  • Supports 3D Blu-ray Disc Playback
  • Supports BDXL (100GB Triple Layer) Disc
  • Jamless Play Smooths Out Playback of Damaged Blu-ray or DVD Discs
  • Max. 6X BD-R Read and Write Capability / Max. 8X DVD R Write Speed
SUMMARY
Drive Type External
SUSTAINED TRANSFER RATE
CD-ROM 3.6 MB/s (24x) max.
BD-ROM 26.97 MB/s (6x) max.
DVD-ROM 11.08 Mbytes/s (8x) max.
CONTENTS
USB 2.0 Cable Yes
Blu-ray Drive Install Disc for Windows Blu-ray Drive Install Disc for Windows, Power DVD, Power 2 Go, Power Producer, Media Espresso
Slim Portable Blu-ray Writer Yes
OPERATING SYSTEMS
OPERATING SYSTEMS Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
OTHER FEATURES
Silent Play Yes
Jamless Play Yes
TV Connectivity (Function needs to be added) Yes
BURST TRANSFER RATE
USB 2.0 interface Yes
BUFFER SIZE
BUFFER SIZE 4 MB (Buffer Under-run prevention function embedded)
TRANSFER RATES-WRITE
Type Slim Portable Blu-ray / DVD Writer
BD-R(DL) 2x CLV, 4x PCAV, 6x CAV
BD-RE (SL/DL/TL) 2x CLV
CD-R 10x CLV, 16x PCAV, 24x CAV
CD-RW 4x, 10x CLV, 16x ZCLV
DVD-R (SL) 2x CLV, 4x PCAV, 8x CAV
DVD+R (DL) 2.4x CLV, 6x ZCLV
DVD+RW 2.4x, 3.3x CLV, 4x, 6x, 8x ZCLV
DVD+R (SL) 2.4x CLV, 4x PCAV, 8x CAV
DVD-R (DL) 2x CLV, 4x, 6x ZCLV
DVD-RAM 2x, 3x CLV, 5x PCAV
M-DISCDVD(DVD+RSL) 4x PCAV
DVD-RW 2x CLV, 4x, 6x ZCLV
BD-R (LTH) 2x CLV, 4x PCAV, 6x CAV
BD-R (TL) 2x CLV, 4x PCAV
BD-R (SL) 2x CLV, 4x PCAV, 6x CAV
BD-R(QL) 2x CLV, 4x PCAV
M-Disc BD (BD-R SL) 2x CLV, 4x PCAV
HOST INTERFACE
External (Host) USB 2.0 (480Mbits/s)
Internal (Drive) SATA
COMPLIANCE
RoHS Yes
Safety UL UL 60950-1 Second Edition
C-UL CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1-07 Second Edition
TUV / SEMKO EN 60950-1 / EN60825-1
Laser Safety Class 1 laser product comply with DHHS rules 21 CFR Subchapter J Class 1 laser product to EN60825-1 / IEC 60825-1
EMC/EMI CE Marking, C-Tick Mark, BSMI, VCCI, KC, CU, FCC Part 15 Class B Digital Device, ICES-003 Digital Apparatus
DIMENSIONS(W x H x D)
DIMENSIONS (W x H x D) 5.7" x 0.6" x 6.1" (144 x 14.6 x 156mm)
WEIGHT
WEIGHT 0.60 Ibs. (Max 270g)
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
CPU Intel@ Pentium D 3.2GHz or Higher (with USB 2.0)
Recommended Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 2.4GHz or higher
RAM 1GB or Higher
HDD 30GB or more of available space (60GB for Blu-ray Disc authoring)
BD Movie Playback: CPU Following CPU recommended -Intel: E6400 or higher
Graphic Cards ATI Radeon HD 2400 or higher Graphic Card Driver shall meet AACS compliance criteria.
Graphic Card: Card recommended with following GPU (Graphic Processing Unit) - nVidia GeForce 7600GT or higher / GeForce 8400 or higher Graphic Card Driver shall meet AACS compliance criteria.
TRANSFER RATES-READ
DVD-RW 8x CAV
DVD-Video (CSS Compliant Disc) (SL/DL) 8x CAV
DVD-ROM (SL/DL) 8x CAV
DVD-RAM 2x, 3x CLV, 5x PCAV
DVD-R (SL/DL) 8x CAV
DVD+RW 8x CAV
DVD+R (SL/DL) 8x CAV
CD-R/RW/ROM 24x/24x/24xCAV
CD-DA 24x CAV
BD-ROM (SL/DL) 6x CAV
BD-R (SL/DL) 6x CAV
BD-R (TL/QL) 6x CAV
BD-RE (SL/DL) 6x CAV
BD-RE (TL) 4x PCAV
BDMV (AACS Compliant Disc) (SL/DL) 6x CAV
ACCESS TIME
DVD-ROM 200ms typ.
BD-ROM 250ms typ.
CD-ROM 200ms typ.
WARRANTY/UPC
UPC 719192625112

Quick Specs


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  • Type: DVD Recorder

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: No

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3.0 out of 5

50% of reviewers recommend this product.

1 Stars

Software disc does not play.

deekirkee 10/24/2021

Cyberlink Media Suite does not download. Player is not usable.
Originally posted on lg.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Product worked for a short while

tab100000000q 9/20/2021

Product worked for a short while then it was no longer recognized by my pc. I attempted to update the driver but the driver update software cannot locate the drive
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Incredible picture quality

Martymark 8/5/2021

I bought this about a year ago to replace my Samsung Blu-ray player that I had to replace 3 times. This was a great switch. Ive had zero problems with my player and it has an incredible picture quality to it. Ill definitely purchase again.
Originally posted on lg.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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1 Stars

Product Incomplete - Additional Purchase Needed

Navy_Vet 6/9/2021

In order to use the drive to watch DVDs or Blu Ray DVDs you must purchase additional software it comes with trial software only. This is not advertised with the drive. Personally I am not willing to buy a drive that I have to then buy additional software in order to use.
Originally posted on lg.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Works great blu-ray Slim Player/writer

Sneak 5/13/2021

The slim dvd-blu-ray works right out of box and activation on internet. No download needed.
Originally posted on lg.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Dependable and easily used

Discdon 5/4/2021

This was a true example of a product which is plug and play. I removed my previous CD burner plugged in the LG and especially after the sporadic performance of the unit I was replacing was extremely pleased with the ease and speed of the LG CD burner when I created a CD to be played in my car It simply works perfectly as it should - when I saw it was made by LG I thought that it must be a good product and I was right.
Originally posted on lg.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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1 Stars

Drag and drop fails

40yeartech 4/17/2021

Out of the box this drive has been the Worst we have ever bought. Upon insertion of a BDR Windows immediately pops up a dialog asking which format to use we always select the drag and drop formatting large floppy... as we have done with other CDRW and DVDRW drives over the decades. This drive seems ok during the initial format. But the first drag and drop action the system indicates the copy process is done as usually occurs on other burners upon removing the disk or simply powering the system down and back up the drive fails to act as drag/drop - Instead the system displays There is a problem with this drive allow Windows to repair it ... The repair process worked the first time this error appeared but there after the disk is closed no further files can be added and the 25GB disc is trash after only 2 GB of data is written. The properties of the drive are set to DO NOT FINALIZE upon disk removal but this is exactly what is happening. After contacting LG they promised to send another drive. It has been over a month without further contact from LG. Of course Best Buy the retailer the drive was ordered from refuses to refund and defers to LG. 2nd contact with LG I see your case but after a month they are still determining the next step ... and have not shipped a replacement. Normal CDRW DVDRW discs so far seem to be ok but this cannot be depended on at this point when attempting to use Blu-Ray discs. We purchased this drive strictly for permanent dependable archiving but now realize the manufacturer is still unaware of the issue or simply does not want to help. The software bundled with the drive Cyberlink Media Suite 10 for Blu-ray OEM version has a copyright date of 2015 and though it claims to be Windows 10 compatible will not install or run on any PC. Cyberlink LG and Best Buy acknowledge the bundled software is Crippled but no one will do anything. We will continue burning our archives onto DVD RW and CD RW discs since the are EXTREMELY RELIABLE for long term archiving.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Jmbb 2/21/2021

Well its built in software player is only good for a while. Then you have to buy something else.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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1 Stars

bp50nb40

Grumpy Lumpy 2/18/2021

Bought this to play DVDs and Blu-ray on Win10. Instructions not very clear. 1st DVD I ever tried stopped at 1hour 29 minutes and would not go further. A waste of the time it took to figure out the download process and then not being able to watch the end of the DVD.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

BigBlackDog 1/5/2021

I bought this a few months ago and it works well. Great value for the price. Happy with purchase.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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