Blu-ray burner buy recommendation

vbimport

#1

What would be your favorite and why?

  1. Pioneer BDR-S07XLT
  2. LiteOn iHBS 312
  3. LG (?)
  4. or a other model

I’m curious about its ideas.:wink:


#2

If You can go withot quality scans, take a Pioneer S07 or S08XLT.


#3

Ok…
Pioneer BDR-S07XLT or
Pioneer BDR-S08XLT

S07 (1.30) Is the current firmware better than by the S08?


#4

The differences are marginal, it´s more like series deviation.


#5

European

What do you think?
Is a price from 76,00 € compared to Japan and United States
or other regions ok?


#6

The price for the european version is 0k.


#7

That price is standard these days.


#8

Guys,

Do you know if BDR-S08XLT has M-Disc support?
I was thinking of buying BDR-S08XLT, as it is dust proof and I have been very happy with my older model Pioneer, but I just noticed Asus BW-16D1HT …


#9

I’ve got this one: LG Electronics WH14NS40. I like it because it isn’t rip-locked and it’s (relatively) cheap.


#10

Only LG has the license for M-disc?


#11

[QUOTE=oldburny;2695093]Only LG has the license for M-disc?[/QUOTE]

As you can see this Asus has M-disc support


#12

Question is, is that ASUS drive another clone?!


#13

I think there is a LG drive under the hood!


#14

[QUOTE=oldburny;2695258]I think there is a LG drive under the hood![/QUOTE]

How did you come to this conclusion? Do you have anything to back this up with?


#15

“D” letter in the model index of Asus drive means that it is Hitachi-LG drive - for example remember DRW-24D1ST, DRW-24D3ST, BW-14D1XT… They all are LG clones.

Also, just compare these Asus and LG drives by eye and you will see that they even look similar.


#16

Along with the evidence by the naming scheme:

Only LG does M-Disc. Pioneer, Matshita, LiteOn, Samsung do not. Asus doesn’t do its own drives. So if it has M-Disc, it’s going to be an LG.

(Plus, only LG, LiteOn, and Pioneer have relatively high-speed BDR drives, but LiteOn maxes out with its old 112/212/312 12x drives, leaving Pioneer and LG. Asus hasn’t rebadged a Pioneer in some time now.)


#17

I enjoy my Pioneer BDR-S07XLT. I’ve owned many Pioneer’s in my time and they have been rock solid.


#18

[QUOTE=sheldance;2695410]I enjoy my Pioneer BDR-S07XLT. I’ve owned many Pioneer’s in my time and they have been rock solid.[/QUOTE]

It can also work together with the good old Feurio 1.68. :wink:


#19

@sheldance
Which firmware do you use with the BDR-S07XLT?


#20

I have Pioneer BDR-205BK, was thinking it is time to upgrade, and BDR-S08XLT is looking good …