Need help choosing a new BD-RE burner


#1

Hi,

My Liteon is just too choosy to unreliable to burning media. It will only burn Panasonic 50Gb BD-R as a coasters. I am looking for a 4k BD-R burner. My computer is over 10 years old and will not play 4k BD-ROMs. My next computer will be able to play 4k video. My new 4k burner needs to be a do a quality scan.

Thanks
NBK


#2

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135306&cm_re=asus_blu_ray--27-135-306--Product

4k UHD friendly with 3.01, 3.02 firmware.


#3

Isn’t the Asus a re-badged Pioneer at a slightly higher price ?


#4

Re-badged LG. Not sure about the prices. Picked mine up from Newegg when they were on sale for $53.00. From what I’ve read on this forum the Asus is quite a bit faster at ripping compared to the LG.


#5

It should be able to read and write the video as pure data, if not decode and render it.


#6

@jeffreyp Thanks for your response!

Does the Asus really play 4k BD-Rs?

Thanks
NBK


#7

Your PC has to have certain perimeters to play UHD disks. I have an old i4790k/Gigabyte gaming MB. I can rip to either MKV or mt2 format using AnyDVD or MakeMKV. So best guess would be you have to own a UHD player/burner. Maybe somebody else can chime in. These burners are “UHD friendly” and not a true UHD players
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