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3.1 | 12 Reviews

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 BDXL (100GB Triple Layer) Disc
  • Jamless Play Smooths Out Playback of Damaged Blu-ray or DVD Discs

Quick Specs

  • Type: DVD Recorder
  • Energy Star Rated: No

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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.


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 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

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  • Type: DVD Recorder

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: No

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3.1 out of 5

50% of reviewers recommend this product.

5 Stars

Blue Ray burner

Papa Shark 11/15/2022

I purchased this about a month ago. It was easy to install and easy to use. Nice to have a product that is easy.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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2 Stars

LG External Blu-Ray drive

NotEnthused 10/17/2022

I bought this Blu-Ray drive a few weeks ago and it came with CyberlinkCL software. The CL software doesnt work very well. It played ok with standard DVD. But I found I had issues with standard Blu Ray. It would not play. I figured out why. A software bug forced an important message back to the primary desktop screen. Once I OKd the message it finally worked for Blu-RAy display of the movie. Apparently this CL software has minimal functionality and you must purchase more expensive products to get all you want. CL support is not great. CL said its not their problem its LGs problem. Neither is LGs support that great. LG recommended I download a free package called Leawo. It only plays Blu-Ray and standard DVD. I want to be able to PLAY/READ/WRITE/COPY and CONVERT media. Needless to say I am very disappointed in the software supplied with the unit. You would think that LG/CL would have beta tested their product combo to see if it works properly???? The audio CD player played but not as the tutorial indicated Missing software functions I could not convert to MP3 at all. Disappointed for weeks
Originally posted on lg.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

BP50NB40 IS THE BEST DVD PLAYER AND RECORDER

ADS24 8/18/2022

I M SO HAPPY THAT I GET IT AND IT WORKS GREAT AND IT IS EASY TO USE AND THE SOFTWARE IS GOOD TOO
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Yes, I recommend this product

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2 Stars

Cheap build poor experience and performance

feldbot 5/3/2022

On unboxing I tried peeling back what I thought was electronic film on the case since it is riddled with air bubbles. I discovered that it wasnt removable and is just a super crappy build. The tray that holds the disc feels like it could snap with little effort. Then I realized how hard it was to hook up to my MacBook Pro which I consider a major design flaw. I had to buy two USB adapters that were thin enough to connect on the same side since the provided cord is daisy chained with a very short second connection cable. I was willing to look the other way on all this but then it would only recognize discs some of the time. I tried multiple times with different discs under a number of conditions and it just doesnt reliably recognize discs. That is a deal-breaker and very frustrating I also could register through LG website and was told to email LG my product info. I did this and never got a response. This is my first experience with LG and I definitely will steer clear in the future.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Broken disc inside and not reliable

CJ2022 3/31/2022

I bought this at a well known store Best Buy and though LG was a good product but not when is comes to Dvd players or portable Dvd players at all and very disappointed ot stopped working within 4 months and stip playing dvd correctly and distorted rrying different disc the problem and now stopped working is consisted and still under warranty and ask for assistance to repair twice and no call no email and refusal of service highly I do not recommend LG DVD PLAYERS FROM PAST OR CURRENT EXPERIENCE
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

I have two of them they work great.

buckie19001 2/5/2022

Have had two for over 5years Both work great no problems. With the change over to windows11 I had a few problems but that was windows causing it not the player. Player does everything it says it will do.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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4 Stars

Ease of use

bkbb 1/31/2022

I was able to plug and play this device. It has functioned as promised. However I have older CDs that have images and clip art on them and this device will not read them. I was wondering if there is any software I could install of aid me on this matter? The primary reason for my purchase was to access older CDs for images I need for my design work. Otherwise this product is functioning as advertised.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Exactly what I expected and Needed

aclckc 1/24/2022

Ive owned it for just a short while but no problems at all so far. I researched information on the drives before buying this one so I knew exactly what to expect. This drive makes no more noise than one that comes built-in with older pcs or laptops. I have burned a couple of discs so far and they burned just fine.
Originally posted on lg.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great external writer/reader

MarVellJones 1/5/2022

I received this for a holiday present and couldnt be happier. It does exactly what I want and seems rugged enough to be portable. Write speeds are great for a device that uses USB 2.0 read speeds are great as well. The only slight negatives Ive seen are the included software which works but lacks newer functions unless you buy their upgrades. Thats not really LGs fault its Cyberlinks so I didnt take away a star. Overall if youre considering this reader/writer get it.
Originally posted on lg.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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1 Stars

poor design

Dean 48 12/28/2021

I bought this writer not quite 4 years ago and it has had minimal use. Just recently it stopped writing to an M disc. It gave an error message but I had no idea where to decode the error message. Anyway I found that the electrical cord socket on the back of the blu-ray writer had come out of the machine. Upon further inspection I found that the electrical socket on the back of the writer was connected to a circuit board inside the writer by a few small copper wires. This is a horrible design. The socket should have been mechanically fastened to the writer case. So if you buy one of these do not plug and unplug the power cord on the back or it will separate from the circuit and leave you with an expense peace of junk. I expected better from LG.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Software disc does not play.

deekirkee 10/24/2021

Cyberlink Media Suite does not download. Player is not usable.
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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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