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I didn't see this posted, so I thought I'd share.

Internal SATA Blu-Ray Burners:This item is also Premier & Shop Runner eligible.

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Can these read UHD once software is out for UHD disks?
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Can these read UHD once software is out for UHD disks?
No, I don't believe so.

UHD Blu-rays come in 3 Sizes: 50GB with 82 Mbit/s, 66GB with 108 Mbit/s, and 100GB with 128 Mbit/s.

The only player on the market that fully supports this currently is one by Samsung [amazon.com].

Drives that support the BD-XL format (up to 100 GB) like this LG one are still out of luck. CyberLink hasn't really made any moves in the support of UHD Blu-rays yet... and it's a very complicated ordeal because the actual spec requires: compliant player software (for the ACSS 2.0 keys), and HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 from a hardware perspective. All of the ACSS 2.0 keys require an always-on Internet connection in order to curb piracy.

Some people have reported that one LG drive can read the data folders on UHD Blu-rays. The model # is LG BH16NS55. However, you can't do anything with the data without a player (HERE [cyberlink.com]).

It's possible that CyberLink PowerDVD 17 may have support, but that won't be released until 2017.
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No, I don't believe so.

UHD Blu-rays come in 3 Sizes: 50GB with 82 Mbit/s, 66GB with 108 Mbit/s, and 100GB with 128 Mbit/s.

The only player on the market that fully supports this currently is one by Samsung [amazon.com].

Drives that support the BD-XL format (up to 100 GB) like this LG one are still out of luck. CyberLink hasn't really made any moves in the support of UHD Blu-rays yet... and it's a very complicated ordeal because the actual spec requires: compliant player software (for the ACSS 2.0 keys), and HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 from a hardware perspective. All of the ACSS 2.0 keys require an always-on Internet connection in order to curb piracy.

Some people have reported that one LG drive can read the data folders on UHD Blu-rays. The model # is LG BH16NS55. However, you can't do anything with the data without a player (HERE [cyberlink.com]).

It's possible that CyberLink PowerDVD 17 may have support, but that won't be released until 2017.
there are also players by philips and panasonic..
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there are also players by philips and panasonic..
I wasn't aware of the Philips one, but it looks to be about the same price as the Samsung (within $20). I think I would trust Samsung over Philips if I'm paying that much for a player.

As for the Panasonic model, I was aware of that model, but it's still pre-order, isn't it? I remember reading the Engadget article saying early September release date and it's going to be $700. Jawdrop
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I wasn't aware of the Philips one, but it looks to be about the same price as the Samsung (within $20). I think I would trust Samsung over Philips if I'm paying that much for a player.

As for the Panasonic model, I was aware of that model, but it's still pre-order, isn't it? I remember reading the Engadget article saying early September release date and it's going to be $700. http://i.slickdeals.net/images/smilies2/jawdrop.gif
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I wasn't aware of the Philips one, but it looks to be about the same price as the Samsung (within $20). I think I would trust Samsung over Philips if I'm paying that much for a player.

As for the Panasonic model, I was aware of that model, but it's still pre-order, isn't it? I remember reading the Engadget article saying early September release date and it's going to be $700. http://i.slickdeals.net/images/smilies2/jawdrop.gif
i have both players... there are pros and cons to each..
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i have both players... there are pros and cons to each..
Do tell. You've got me curious.
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Not informed enough to say this is a good deal. Could anybody enlighten me on this.
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Not informed enough to say this is a good deal. Could anybody enlighten me on this.
The last BD burner I bought, it was $40 after rebate... This is $40 without a rebate.

Physical media isn't as common as it once was, so chances are that the only reason to get a Bluray drive (BDROM) is to read movies. Burning a Bluray that is playable on a stand-alone player might be problematic (I don't know, my stand-alone player is collecting dust in the basement)

BDROM drives can be used with ripping software like MakeMKV without having to purchase playing software (usually a separate purchase for BD drives) if all you want to do is rip your movies to your PC. That is primarily what I use these drives for.

Burning a Bluray (data) is a method that can be used for long term storage of important files, however, most optical discs do degrade over long periods of time, so transferring to a new disc every 5 years or so would be recommended.

Anything else?
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there are also players by philips and panasonic..
Also, the new Xbox One S is a UHD 4K Blu Ray player, and probably the cheapest at $300.
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The last BD burner I bought, it was $40 after rebate... This is $40 without a rebate.

Physical media isn't as common as it once was, so chances are that the only reason to get a Bluray drive (BDROM) is to read movies. Burning a Bluray that is playable on a stand-alone player might be problematic (I don't know, my stand-alone player is collecting dust in the basement)

BDROM drives can be used with ripping software like MakeMKV without having to purchase playing software (usually a separate purchase for BD drives) if all you want to do is rip your movies to your PC. That is primarily what I use these drives for.

Burning a Bluray (data) is a method that can be used for long term storage of important files, however, most optical discs do degrade over long periods of time, so transferring to a new disc every 5 years or so would be recommended.

Anything else?
This also supports M-DISC, which supposedly are "archival quality" and can last "1000 years or more". I don't think anyone has lived long enough to test this, but the idea is interesting. I have wanted to back up all my pictures to M-DISCs since normal discs degrade after a few years, but I never get around to it. I currently have most things in Dropbox, and on my computer, but those can fail and everything is gone. http://www.mdisc.com/corporate/ for more info on M-DISC.
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The last BD burner I bought, it was $40 after rebate... This is $40 without a rebate.

Physical media isn't as common as it once was, so chances are that the only reason to get a Bluray drive (BDROM) is to read movies. Burning a Bluray that is playable on a stand-alone player might be problematic (I don't know, my stand-alone player is collecting dust in the basement)

BDROM drives can be used with ripping software like MakeMKV without having to purchase playing software (usually a separate purchase for BD drives) if all you want to do is rip your movies to your PC. That is primarily what I use these drives for.

Burning a Bluray (data) is a method that can be used for long term storage of important files, however, most optical discs do degrade over long periods of time, so transferring to a new disc every 5 years or so would be recommended.

Anything else?
I'm not going to ask about how well this drive can duplicate commercial BR movies. At this point I own exactly one BR movie, which I assume this drive can play with the proper SW and which would be one of the reasons for buying it, and which I don't need to back up.

As for duplicating BR movies that I don't own, well, as we all know that's illegal (LMAO), and in any case were I to want to do that, I'd probably just rip them to a HD and not bother with making a dupe, and right now I'm really low on HR space and don't want to buy a new one (plus as I said it's illegal Smilie).

So, basically, this drive would be for playing back commercial BRs, and backing up personal data. How good is it at either, and what writable BR formats and capacities can it back up to? I've owned and used CR-R & DVD-R drives but never a BR-R, so I'm not up on all this.

Especially, can it burn to ~50GB discs? That would be ideal in moving up from 4.7GB DVD-Rs, of which I have a ton and need to back up anyway to protect against disc deterioration, and I prefer to back up to fewer discs.
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Also, the new Xbox One S is a UHD 4K Blu Ray player, and probably the cheapest at $300.
the philips and the samsung can be had for the same or less AND support Atmos and DTS-X which the xbox DOES NOT! Dealbreaker for those of us with decent sound systems...
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Quote from masonriley1 View Post :
Can these read UHD once software is out for UHD disks?

The LG BH16NS55 or the WH16NS40 are the ones that supposedly can read UHD discs.
Well, it will recognize the disc but your PC will not at the moment, like you said, software.

Personally would wait to be sure.
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Thanks for posting this OP, just picked this up and a 20 pack of BR discs for $54.98 with promos for my brother's birthday. Slick deal!
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