LG BH16NS50/BH16NS55, 2nd gen BH14/WH14/BH16/WH16NS40 (SVC. Code NS50, 2015+)

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#282

jadburner posted a zippyshare mirror 8 posts after mine, and that link still works, see: LG BH16NS50/BH16NS55, 2nd gen BH14/WH14/BH16/WH16NS40 (SVC. Code NS50, 2015+).


#283

Really great review! Did you notice any difference in quality between the 55 vs the 58? I know they’re the same hardware, but I was curious if the 58 firmware produced better quality burns.


#284

It seems to us that on the VinPower software we achieve some better quality records.


#285

Good to hear! I’m not concerned with Blu-ray movies. Burn quality and the ability to do Disc Quality scanning are my main concerns. BTW, Primera uses those drives in their Blu-ray disc duplicators, too.


#286

All references to WH16NS58 is a WH16NS40 cross-flashed. TY DVD-R at 16X looks great. TY DVD+R 8X consistently has issues around the point where it hits the 8X max speed limit. Burning a TY DVD-R at 8X doesn’t exhibit this behavior. I’ve done this using white label TY DVD+R and silver tops. Both have the same issue.


General Information
Drive: HL-DT-STBD-RE WH16NS58
Firmware: 1.V5
Disc: DVD-R (TYG03)
Selected speed: Maximum
Recorder information
Drive: HL-DT-STBD-RE WH16NS58
Firmware: 1.V5
Write speed: 16 X
PI Errors
Maximum: 367
Average: 145.13
Total: 2605431
PI failures
Maximum: 3
Average: 0.01
Total: 1092
PO failures: -
Jitter: -
Scanning Statistics
Elapsed time: 5:09
Number of samples: 142161
Average scanning interval: 1.01 ECC
Glitches removed: 0


#287

General Information
Drive: HL-DT-STBD-RE WH16NS58
Firmware: TST4
Disc: DVD-R (TYG03)
Selected speed: 8 X
Recorder information
Drive: HL-DT-STBD-RE WH16NS40
Firmware: 1.02
Write speed: 16 X
PI Errors
Maximum: 261
Average: 115.92
Total: 2080498
PI failures
Maximum: 3
Average: 0.01
Total: 2100
PO failures: -
Jitter: -
Scanning Statistics
Elapsed time: 9:50
Number of samples: 140265
Average scanning interval: 1.02 ECC
Glitches removed: 0


#288

General Information
Drive: HL-DT-STBD-RE WH16NS58
Firmware: TST4
Disc: DVD+R (YUDEN000 T02)
Selected speed: Maximum
Recorder information
Drive: HL-DT-STBD-RE WH16NS58
Firmware: 1.V5
Write speed: 8 X
PI Errors
Maximum: 1314
Average: 21.51
Total: 385564
PI failures
Maximum: 90
Average: 0.23
Total: 32758
PO failures: -
Jitter: -
Scanning Statistics
Elapsed time: 5:10
Number of samples: 90485
Average scanning interval: 1.59 ECC
Glitches removed: 8


#289

Burning TY DVD+R at 4X results in a quality burn. Nero didn’t have a 4X option. I made a copy of the disc from a previous run using IMGBurn and burnt it 4X that’s why the log output below shows 8X write speed.

General Information
Drive: HL-DT-STBD-RE WH16NS58
Firmware: TST4
Disc: DVD+R (YUDEN000 T02)
Selected speed: Maximum
Recorder information
Drive: HL-DT-STBD-RE WH16NS58
Firmware: 1.V5
Write speed: 8 X
PI Errors
Maximum: 29
Average: 5.11
Total: 91575
PI failures
Maximum: 2
Average: 0.01
Total: 1120
PO failures: -
Jitter: -
Scanning Statistics
Elapsed time: 5:09
Number of samples: 90800
Average scanning interval: 1.58 ECC
Glitches removed: 0


#290

Verbatim DVD+R DL White, Hub Printable P/N 98319

General Information
Drive: HL-DT-STBD-RE WH16NS58
Firmware: TST4
Disc: DVD+R DL (n/a)
Selected speed: Maximum
Recorder information
Drive: HL-DT-STBD-RE WH16NS58
Firmware: 1.V5
Write speed: 4 X
PI Errors
Maximum: 178
Average: 7.88
Total: 256980
PI failures
Maximum: 42
Average: 0.23
Total: 60355
PO failures: -
Jitter: -
Scanning Statistics
Elapsed time: 12:07
Number of samples: 209058
Average scanning interval: 1.25 ECC
Glitches removed: 9


#291

Verbatim DVD+R 16X AZO

General Information
Drive: HL-DT-STBD-RE WH16NS58
Firmware: TST4
Disc: DVD+R (MCC 004)
Selected speed: Maximum
Recorder information
Drive: HL-DT-STBD-RE WH16NS58
Firmware: TST4
Write speed: 16 X
PI Errors
Maximum: 61
Average: 13.25
Total: 237460
PI failures
Maximum: 5
Average: 0.04
Total: 6180
PO failures: -
Jitter: -
Scanning Statistics
Elapsed time: 5:09
Number of samples: 91268
Average scanning interval: 1.57 ECC
Glitches removed: 0


#292

The MCC looks not great, but the MKM is awful. This drive should do better


#293

Found some OLD stock TY DVD+R 16X with the JVC Made in Japan label. Burned beautiful:

General Information
Drive: HL-DT-STBD-RE WH16NS58
Firmware: 1.V5
Disc: DVD+R (YUDEN000 T03)
Selected speed: Maximum
Recorder information
Drive: HL-DT-STBD-RE WH16NS58
Firmware: 1.V5
Write speed: 16 X
PI Errors
Maximum: 16
Average: 2.04
Total: 36476
PI failures
Maximum: 2
Average: 0.02
Total: 2171
PO failures: -
Jitter: -
Scanning Statistics
Elapsed time: 5:09
Number of samples: 142999
Average scanning interval: 1.00 ECC
Glitches removed: 0


#294

Another old stock disc. Looks like a Verbatim DVD+R 16X:

General Information
Drive: HL-DT-STBD-RE WH16NS58
Firmware: 1.V5
Disc: DVD+R (MCC 004)
Selected speed: Maximum
Recorder information
Drive: HL-DT-STBD-RE WH16NS58
Firmware: 1.V5
Write speed: 16 X
PI Errors
Maximum: 41
Average: 8.66
Total: 155244
PI failures
Maximum: 2
Average: 0.00
Total: 449
PO failures: -
Jitter: -
Scanning Statistics
Elapsed time: 5:09
Number of samples: 141828
Average scanning interval: 1.01 ECC
Glitches removed: 0


#295

So I bought this drive to be able to do blueray scanning. Can someone please point me to a link where to download the 1.V1 (or later) firmware as .bin?
I’m aware I have to use the patched dosflash32.
I guess I also have to use the eeprom mover to move the calibration data (serial#, etc.) from my dump to the to-be-flashed bin, right?


#296

Look for ‘Clean_NS50_compatible_firmwares’ in 1st post


#297

Thanks for the reply, but I did that first, before posting. The archive does not contain 1.V1 or any WH16NS58 DQ/DUP firmware, unless I’m missing something.


#298

My apologies… only caught part of the model. A quick search didn’t turn up much, so hopefully someone else will have something more useful.


#299

Actually, the referenced archive contains ‘flash_HL-DT-ST_BD-RE_BH16NS58_1.00’ & my understanding is that the difference between BHx & WHx models is retail/boxed vs OEM, SHOULD work?


#300

Nope, one needs the special 1.Vx firmware for quality scanning to work.


#301

Anyone recently bought one? I saw different pics of the top of the drive.

The one looks like mine

https://www.ebay.de/p/LG-Electronics-BH16NS55-Blu-ray-Brenner-Bulk-Schwarz/1050434526?iid=332599410734&chn=ps

This one looks like the actual DVD-writers

https://www.saturn.de/de/product/_lg-bh16ns55-2061910.html?extPu=saturn-gaw-search&extProvId=5&extCr=64346992058-315689782055&extSi=&extTg=&extLi=1643745061&keyword=&extAP=1o6&extMT=&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI66r-84za3wIVjeJ3Ch2ZMgHLEAQYBiABEgK9BvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds