Blu ray writer internal Pioneer or LG please help

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#1

Hello,

i am thinking of buying an internal sata blu ray writer for the first time.
Of course i would like to rip and burn blu rays.
The decision to be made is between:

LG BH16NS40 BLU-RAY RECORDER BLACK

and

PIONEER BDR-208DBK BLU-RAY RECORDER SATA BLACK BULK

what i do not know is if the LG has riplock, i would prefer it if there is a way of getting rid of it and it is able for lightscribe which is a nice option.

Prices are similar so which is the better buy for my needs- appreciate your help!:bow:

Kostas


#2

Hello Kostas,

the LG is a good choice and doesn`t have a Riplock.

LightScribe, BD-XL, everything you need…

I am a Pioneer Fan( i own a 206 too), i bought this writer 6 Weeks ago because of the BD-XL Format and i`am really impressed.

Greetz Kirby :iagree:


#3

Thanks. So wether the LG or the Pioneer they are both good. Have to google about this BD XL might be interesting.


#4

Similar drives, the 208D is without BDXL (the retail has it), the LG has LS and MDisc support too.


#5

thanks chef, so only the pioneer retail has bdxl, what is LS, md i have read about it. If so maybe the lg is the better choice if i can rip eg blu rays, dvds or cds without being to slow. The lg has no rip lock, has it?

Thank you for your time-

Kostas


#6

here are some facts about the drives as they come bulk:

(PER.326714) PIONEER BDR-208DBK BLU-RAY RECORDER SATA BLACK BULK

Απολαύστε ζωντανές ταινίες υψηλής ευκρίνειας και δημιουργήστε το δικά σας δισκάκια, με υψηλή ταχύτητα ανάγνωσης blu-ray, με το νέο οπτικό drive της PIONEER.
Μοντέλο:BDR-208DBK
Διασύνδεση:Serial ATA
Υποστήριξη εγγραφής: BD:BD-R, BD-R DL, BD-R LTH, BD-RE, BD-RE DL, DVD: DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-R DL, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, CD: CD-R, CD-RW
Υποστήριξη ανάγνωσης: BD: BD-ROM, BD-ROM DL, BD-R, BD-R DL, BD-R LTH, BD-RE, BD-RE DL. DVD: DVD-ROM, DVD-ROM DL, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-R DL, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM. CD CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW.
Ανάγνωση:BD-R: BD-R SL = 12x, BD-R DL = 8x, BD-R LTH = 8x BD-RE: BD-RE SL = 10x, BD-RE DL = 6x BD-ROM: BD-ROM SL = 12x, BD-ROM DL = 8x DVD-ROM (Single): 16x DVD-ROM (Dual): 12x DVD-R, DVD-RW: DVD-R = 16x, DVD-RW = 12x DVD+R, DVD+RW: DVD+R = 16x, DVD+RW = 12x CD-ROM : 40x CD-R: 40x CD-RW: 24x
Εγγραφή:BD-R: BD-R SL = 15x, BD-R DL = 14x, BD-R LTH = 8x, BD-RE: BD-RE SL/DL = 2x DVD-R:16x DVD – RW: 6x DVD + R: 16x DVD + RW: 8x DVD + R (Double Layer): 8x DVD - R (Double Layer): 8x CD – R: 40x CD – RW: 24x
Data Buffer:4MB
Διαστάσεις: 148 (Π) x 171.2 (Μ) x 42.3 (Υ)
Βάρος: 700 gr
Εγγύηση:2 χρόνια. DOA 7 ημερών

LG

(PER.330699) LG BH16NS40 BLU-RAY RECORDER BLACK

Απολαύστε ζωντανές ταινίες υψηλής ευκρίνειας με υψηλή ταχύτητα ανάγνωσης blu-ray 12x και αντιγραφής 16x , με το νέο οπτικό drive της LG.

Μέγιστη Ταχύτητα Ανάγνωσης: Hybrid CD:40x, CD-Extra:40x, Video CD:40x, Audio CD:40x, CD-ROM/XA:40x, Photo CD:40x, DVD+R/RW:16x, DVD Video:16x, M-DISC:, DVD-RAM:12x, DVD-R/RW:, DVD-ROM:16x, BD-R:12x, BD-AV:12x, BD-ROM:12x, BD-RE:12x.
Μέγιστη Ταχύτητα Εγγραφής: CD-RW:24x, CD-R:48x, DVD-R:16x, DVD-RW:6x, DVD+RW:8x, DVD+R:16x, DVD Double Layer:8x, DVD-RAM:5x, BD-RE:12x, BD-RE Dual Layer:12x, BD-R Dual Layer:12x, BD-R:16x.
Μνήμη Buffer: 4MB.
Τοποθέτηση: SATA.
Διαστάσεις: 177 x 146 x 41 mm.
Βάρος: 738 g.
Συσκευασία: Bulk.
Εγγύηση: 2 χρόνια. DOA 7 ημερών

sorry some is in greek but technical terms are international i think!


#7

hello thanks


#8

Hello,

I own the Pioneer BDR208 and the LG BH16NS40.
Regarding the quality scans by now, I would ausolutely prefer the Pioneer BDR208.

Why?

The Pioneer beats the LG with standard burning speed with nearly every BR mediacode, BD-R25 and BD-R50 anyway!

With overspeed, I haven´t seen a single good scan from the LG BH16NS40 by now - I admit, I´m very demanding :bigsmile:.

The list of mediacodes the LG BH16 can burn in good quality with roll-out firmware is very short, and, as I said before, the Pioneer BDR208 beats the LG almost everytime.

The Pioneer BDR208 has taken over all good virtues of it´s predecessors and has apparently improved some writing strategies.

The LG BH16 instead is stocked with a new chipset LG has no experience with yet, the roll-out firmware seems to be in a Beta stadium!


#9

Thanks Katraine,

maybe i would have chosen the pioneer but because of lack of replies i have made my decision and bought the LG.
As fare as now i am very satisfied with this blu ray burner, no problems at the moment. I have burned some platinum bd-r too fast in the beginning but when i changed to 4x recording speed for blu ray copie evrything is running fine, no riplock i think and fast and reliable for me.
Of course i can not give any technical results of the burning quality but the output works fine on my philips blu ray player.
I am a little bit dissapointed about the reaction time of this forum because i would have been happier with answers in time but anyway i am glad to have bought the LG because i had a couple of LG dvd writers and never had a problem with those. Maybe this thread is helpful to other people!