LG WH16NS60 \ LG BH16NS60 Ultra HD Blu-ray


#1

HDLS has announced its first Ultra HD Blu-ray model on its official US corporate website.


#2

Looks like the 16NS55 with new Logo

Hope the price is much lower than the Pioneer BDR-S11 (which is not available here atm)

The specs say 16x BD-R CLV?


LG drives clarification
#3

Hardware must be adapted to UHD.
It looks like the model will be labeled as hardware NS60.
I do not know the price for this model.

Specification:


#4

I´m don´t know which hardware UHD requires. Different chipset or optical unit?


#5

There must be at least a new AACS 2 encryption scheme.
I need to have documentation of the drive or drive physically to find out what the hardware is.


#6

Not sure whether AACS is a Hardware or more a software/firmware-thing. If it need more CPU-/Controller-Power für encrypting/decryting it could be a hardware-thing.

Tthe high price of the Pioneer is maybe a result of the Software, special version of PowerDVD and licensing fee?


#7

There is a special layout outside the AACS decryption chipset.
Look at the schematic LG BU40N


#8

U.S. price for the WH16NS60 is $120.


#9

Sounds good, with software like PowerDVD or not?

BDR-S11 cheapest price here was about 230€, actually only to find on Ebay at Japan-Shops, begins at ca. 195€

16NS60 I don´t found on Ebay

@czary2mary1

Thanks for the picture.

Looks like there a new chip for the encryption

But I can´t see anything which let me know whether a different OPU or chipset is also needed.


#10

Pioneer BDR-211UBK Internal BD/DVD/CD Writer Supporting Ultra HD Blu-Ray Playback


#11

More options, I like it that way.


#12

Still not to find here.

So it looks like withoute Software the UHD-writers cost half the price


#13

WH16NS60 photos:








#14

I see that it changed the design of the HLDS hardware NS50 \ 51 \ 55 \ 58 - motherboard of the new type JB9.
Chipset and laser no change = MediaTek MT1959HWDN + OPU Hitachi HOP-B711


#15

Thank you guys for the info

Hope someone will get one soon, maybe LG also fix the FW for MBIR06


#16

jadburner, if you have access to the drive, could you please do a raw firmware dump using DevilsClaw’s flasher? Thanks! :flower:


#17

PM sent.


#18

I’m looking for a new driver UHD, What is the best driver? identical price

LG WH16NS60 = $118.99
Pioneer BDR-211UBK = $117.99

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827129090&cm_re=BDR-211UBK--27-129-090--Product


#19

I think nobody here has them

I have 4 LGs and 3 Pioneer BD-Rs and my experience say go for the Pioneer. LG isn´t bad at all, but the Pioneer is good with all media

Or wait and hope someone get these writers soon


#20

I have both drives, and like both. More testing has been done on the Pioneer drive, since it has been out longer. In limited BD-R testing I’ve had slightly better burns with the LG, but that is a very small sample size for the LG. If all you will be burning are BD-Rs, either drive should be fine. If you also plan to burn DVDs and CDs, I would go for the Pioneer.