7 months ago
Just what the topic says. Willing to spend up to $150 on this.
LG - WH16NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer
Been using this drive for 8 years? One died years ago, liked it so much, bought it again. Used it for 25GB B-Ray disk, 50GB B-Ray disk.
The key to this is getting the right software and quality disks. ( I only have bought Verbatim disks, and b-ray disk)
bought it at newegg when it was on sale $49..........note: NOT $150!!!
today, regular retail at newegg is $72
I mean the technology is pretty old at this point. I'd just search Blue-Ray burner on your preferred store and sort by highest rating and then lowest price and decide which item on the list appeals to you more.
https://www.newegg.com/Blu-Ray-Burners/SubCategory/ID-600?Tid=8607&Order=RATING (best rating)
https://www.newegg.com/Blu-Ray-Burners/SubCategory/ID-600?Tid=8607&Order=BESTSELLING (best selling)
And so on, which one do you want? The $166 Asus burner, or the $59 LG burner? If you compare them is the Asus burner $100 better? Personally I'd go with the LG burner.
At least that's my basic strategy.
Don't want to invade this post but I have this same question, but yeah not sure BR burner is worth it...but 50gb backup would be handy. I need an optical dvd for old games anyway. Can you get software for the cheap BR burners, I still have to research this figure I would get one later.
No worries, invade away! I think Tooth and GeorgeReorgeRartinMartin are on point, they have both recommended a cheap LG that does CD/DVD/BR, which I will probably get.
I noticed that for $40 more, LG sells a version that plays 4K Blu-Rays... not that I'll probably ever buy a 4K Blu-Ray disc to use, but just annoying that the capability is not included in the cheaper models.
Thanks, from the limited research I have done most of the difference is the expensive ones include software, cheap ones don't or its off brand software. I don't know if some people have the software from an old dead drive, or they use something else. Some get the BR to read movies others have issues with it. Some get data to work fine but not movies.
I had a lot of issues with BR and DVD players for TV. Finally I found an LG 4k player and it works better than all of them, it boots a BR/DVD movie in seconds never seen that before. The best part is it upgrades my old SD DVD they look better on this. Miami Vice never looked so good lol (the tv show). So I might agree with the positive LG comments.