LG BH10LS30.AUAU10B 10x Internal BDRW Drive & Software - NOW ONLY £74.99 Delivered @ Amazon (OR Play.com) - HotUKDeals
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Same price @Play.com (Depends on which service you prefer)

Cheaper by £10 from last month

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00366LT82

-Writable Blu-Ray
-Lightscribe
-Cyberlink Bundle:
PowerDVD (Version 8) - 6CH sound
Power2Go (Version 6)
PowerDirector (Version 6)
PhotoNow! (Version 1.0)
MediaShow (Version 4)
LabelPrint ( Version 2.5)
YouCam ( Version 1.0)

Manufacturer's Description:

Read and write Blu-ray discs at 10x with the BH10LS30 Blu-ray rewriter that allows you record files, photos, or business documents onto a single dual layer BD-R Blu-ray disc.
Play HD content from BD Video discs or record up to nine hours of high definition video. SATA interface technology allows for easier integration and ultimately faster performance while LightScribe gives you the added feature of etching customized labels onto a special coated LightScribe discs (sold separately).

This evolutionary interface connects optical Drives to the PC motherboard allowing for enhancements to the computing platform.

LightScribe is a laser-printing technology that allows users to create silkscreen-quality labels right inside LG optical Drives, by simply flipping over the exclusive LightScribe disc.

Enjoy maximum versatility at home with combined Blu-ray, DVD, and CD burning/reading capabilities.

Box Contains:
-Drive
-Software disc

Product Description:

Read and write blu-ray discs at 10x with the BH10LS30 Blu-ray rewriter that allows you record Up to 50GB of files photos or business documents onto a single dual layer BD-R blu-ray disc

Play HD content from BD Video discs or record up to nine hours of high definition video
SATA interface technology allows for easier integration and ultimately faster performance while LightScribe gives you the added feature of etching customized labels onto a special coated LightScribe disc (sold separately)
Get into the Blu with the BH10LS30 by LG.
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1 Like #1
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Edited By: heroesfan on Oct 10, 2010 15:15: edit
#2
Fantastic deal!
#3
how long does it take to backup a blu ray?

Edited By: DE4L3R on Oct 10, 2010 12:03: spelling
#4
That seems a v good price for a BD burner. Heat added! :3
#6
heroesfan
[url=Play.com Link Here]Play.com Link Here[/url]


Don't forget quidco too :)
#7
seems a good price, they're getting cheaper by the day lol, gonna wait this one out and splash out when they're sub £50
#8
Fantastic price -I already have a Blu-ray ROM and I reckon I'll be buying this by the end of the day.

If they would throw in a couple of blank discs I'd be there right now :p

Thanks to the OP! :)
#9
i wont buy one until the media is cheap enough i mean its cheaper to buy a bluray film than it is to burn one
#10
will65mcmanus
i wont buy one until the media is cheap enough i mean its cheaper to buy a bluray film than it is to burn one


I don't know how much you pay for your Blu-rays but I'm £7-£15 usually.

A blank BD is £1-£1.50 if you buy a 10 pack http://www.amazon.co.uk/Infiniti-Professional-Printable-Blu-ray-BD-R/dp/B003CPYQ4Q
#11
WOW blank media has really come down in price. I though they were over a tenner each also. They were last time I looked!
#12
seems good price, but how long does it take to write a full BD?
#13
Will this work without any new or extra software. I got my new PC this week (PC adviser deal) with Blu-Ray drive that will NOT play any Blu-rays. {I am guessing I am missing something]
#14
I wont buy one until bd xl writing is included for this price.
#15
@mkja
no you will need software to play it like cyberlinks power DVD or true media theatre but I'm not sure what software there is for burning and ripping blu rays. You may actually get power DVD with this if it's retail , if it's an own machine then check to see if it states that software such as power DVD comes with it. Hope this helps
#16
@mkja
I just looked at it on amazon and it states in the description that software is included also the 1st review mentions that you get cyberlink power DVD 8 with it so you'll be able to play blu rays with it. The installation for it is a bit annoying as after you install it you have to then download an update then install it , from what I can recall it took me around 30+ minutes for the entire installation and I'm on a 10mbs Internet connection speed but once it's done your good to go with playing your blu ray movies.
#17
Great price, heat added.
Wish I was sold on Blu-ray as a home storage medium.
2.5" HDD's offer me more flexibility & compatibility at the moment.
#18
blue ray drive not playing blue rays ..

I'm currently in the process of taking LG UK to court because i bought this retail pack drive for a new win 7 build and it freezes the PC on playing blu rays.

So far LG told me (all in writing)

1. a week after i bought it that it wasnt win 7 compatible and wait for a driver
2. 2 months after no driver appeared they told me to complain to UK H/O
3. UK H/O then told me it wasnt win 7 compatible and for ME to prove why i insisted it was ! (i emailed them the relevant page from the manual !)
4. UK H/O then told me that it was ONLY compatible with win 7 with a SP1 and to install SP1 (i pointed out to them that no SP has been released for Win7 !)
5. UK H/O then told me it was a problem with the retail pack software (powerdvd)
6. UK H/O then told me some 4 months later to return it to the retailer (some hope)

So I am just about to pen a final letter to LG UK telling them in no uncertain terms that their product isnt fit for purpose and that i intend to purchase a bluray burner that works with win 7 (ie the pioneer one) and will be filling out the claim form (small claims court) against them to recover the cost of said pioneer plus a half day of my charge out rate and travel.

Theres a reason why this burner has plummetted in price and its peers havnt
#19
Should be around £20 a year from now....
#21
hyenadog

4. UK H/O then told me that it was ONLY compatible with win 7 with a SP1 and to install SP1 (i pointed out to them that no SP has been released for Win7 !)


I thought SP1 came out months ago.
#22
sash
seems a good price, they're getting cheaper by the day lol, gonna wait this one out and splash out when they're sub £50

+1
#23
hyenadog

I'm currently in the process of taking LG UK to court because i bought this retail pack drive for a new win 7 build and it freezes the PC on playing blu rays.


Which court would that be? I thought HUKDers were much more savvy that making statements like that.

You really only have a claim with the place you bought the drive. End of story really.

And if you take them to 'court' you'll need to prove with some surety that the drive is faulty with -at the least- an independent engineer's report and evidence you have not done something wrong or are not using bad kit (have you tried the drive in another setup for instance? That's rhetorical -an example of something you may be asked about in court). That'll cost more than the drive is worth. And you can't take a 3rd party [who has NO legal duty to you] to court just because you think they're unhelpful or rubbish. No court will accept the paperwork. You should speak with the retailer.

Good luck with the case.


Anyway, Blu-ray playback on a PC can be a bit fiddly but this drive is more suited for those wanting to burn to BDs and BD-REs (re-writeables, yes they make that abbrevation sound complex too). Many people have video files which don't fit on a DVD and they want to play them back on a standalone Blu-ray player. Perfect for that.

Anthing else a BD-ROM is fine but it's always best to get bundled software as you will 100% for sure need updates via the Internet. That's not a maybe that's a guarantee. If you don't like faffing about do NOT buy a BD-ROM or BD-RW.

HDD externals/USB flash are great (and cheap) but you can't easily plug them into a standalone (not impossible but not always smooth either) home player.
#24
blinder! thanks!
#25
hyenadog
blue ray drive not playing blue rays ..

I'm currently in the process of taking LG UK to court because i bought this retail pack drive for a new win 7 build and it freezes the PC on playing blu rays.

So far LG told me (all in writing)

1. a week after i bought it that it wasnt win 7 compatible and wait for a driver
2. 2 months after no driver appeared they told me to complain to UK H/O
3. UK H/O then told me it wasnt win 7 compatible and for ME to prove why i insisted it was ! (i emailed them the relevant page from the manual !)
4. UK H/O then told me that it was ONLY compatible with win 7 with a SP1 and to install SP1 (i pointed out to them that no SP has been released for Win7 !)
5. UK H/O then told me it was a problem with the retail pack software (powerdvd)
6. UK H/O then told me some 4 months later to return it to the retailer (some hope)

So I am just about to pen a final letter to LG UK telling them in no uncertain terms that their product isnt fit for purpose and that i intend to purchase a bluray burner that works with win 7 (ie the pioneer one) and will be filling out the claim form (small claims court) against them to recover the cost of said pioneer plus a half day of my charge out rate and travel.

Theres a reason why this burner has plummetted in price and its peers havnt


Sales of Goods act "If you make a claim for a repair or replacement of faulty goods within six months of purchase its up to the seller to prove that the goods were not faulty when sold to you."
After six months, you have to prove that the goods are faulty, which will be a lot more difficult.

http://www.consumerdirect.gov.uk/after_you_buy/know-your-rights/SGAknowyourrights/
#26
bldoom
seems good price, but how long does it take to write a full BD?


43,183 hours
#27
thanks OP, ordered.
#28
hyenadog
blue ray drive not playing blue rays ..

I'm currently in the process of taking LG UK to court because i bought this retail pack drive for a new win 7 build and it freezes the PC on playing blu rays.

So far LG told me (all in writing)

1. a week after i bought it that it wasnt win 7 compatible and wait for a driver
2. 2 months after no driver appeared they told me to complain to UK H/O
3. UK H/O then told me it wasnt win 7 compatible and for ME to prove why i insisted it was ! (i emailed them the relevant page from the manual !)
4. UK H/O then told me that it was ONLY compatible with win 7 with a SP1 and to install SP1 (i pointed out to them that no SP has been released for Win7 !)
5. UK H/O then told me it was a problem with the retail pack software (powerdvd)
6. UK H/O then told me some 4 months later to return it to the retailer (some hope)

So I am just about to pen a final letter to LG UK telling them in no uncertain terms that their product isnt fit for purpose and that i intend to purchase a bluray burner that works with win 7 (ie the pioneer one) and will be filling out the claim form (small claims court) against them to recover the cost of said pioneer plus a half day of my charge out rate and travel.

Theres a reason why this burner has plummetted in price and its peers havnt


Have you tried the BR Drive in another PC to see if you are experiencing the same problems as you are having? I just can't see this drive not working correctly due to a design fault, unless the unit itself is broken.
#29
Does anybody know what exact software package it comes with? I am particularly interested in the precise version of Cyberlink PowerDVD 8. In retail packages, they have Ultra, Deluxe and basic and only the Ultra has 5.1 channels sound. Many drives come with the basic PowerDVD package that only offer 2 ch sound but a few come with the 5.1ch sound (one of the Samsunfg BD-ROM does). Alternatively, I'd also be interested in what price they ask for upgrade to PowerDVD 10 Ultra when you have the OEM software.

I am tempted by a BD-RW for £25 more than a BD-ROM, but I am planning to put it in an HTPC and frankly at current media prices, the burning facilities might go unused. So if its ~£50 for a reader and PowerDVD 8 with full 5.1ch playback, then its better than a burner for £75 and still need to pay >£50 to get playback software because the 2ch included in useless. £75 for burner and 5.1ch playback software would be worthwhile.

Thanks for any info.
#30
jsoap

Sales of Goods act "If you make a claim for a repair or replacement of faulty goods within six months of purchase its up to the seller to prove that the goods were not faulty when sold to you."
After six months, you have to prove that the goods are faulty, which will be a lot more difficult.

http://www.consumerdirect.gov.uk/after_you_buy/know-your-rights/SGAknowyourrights/


Unless you purchased it direct from LG you can't use the above to take LG UK to court. You would have to pursue the retailer - not LG. If you paid on credit card and it was over £100 you could try it on with your credit card company under a Section 75 claim. But this is only after you have taken reasonable steps but failed to resolve the problem with the retailer.
#31
harry66
If you paid on credit card and it was over £100 you could try it on with your credit card company under a Section 75 claim. But this is only after you have taken reasonable steps but failed to resolve the problem with the retailer.


Yes, but I'd say keep that as the nuclear option on a big ticket end of the world item -ie a one off.

Banks can get a bit tired of people not taking responsibility for themselves and blaming other people so I'd not annoy my bank too much. They'd think nothing of closing an account if you had 1 too many Section 75s. And 1 might be 1 too many for some of the smaller card suppliers.
#32
hey guys its really simple (note im talking about the RETAIL DRIVE incl s/w) :

I contacted LG a week after purchasing the product and was told IN WRITING it wasnt compatible currently with Win 7 and to await the imminent release of a driver/firmware). Several months later this did not appear (at which point the retailer would quite rightly kick up a fuss about the delay). LG UK subsequently told me IN WRITING that firstly it wasnt compatible with win 7 and for me to prove it ! then again in WRITING it was only compatible with Win7 SP1 (which hasnt been released) then it was a problem with the retail pack software PDVD)

At that point i bought the pioneer blue ray writer (which works flawlessly).

Now in terms of where i go .. its pretty straightforward.

Once my recorded letter went out today to LG UK giving then 21 days to refund the cost of said pioneer plus postage I have fulfilled all my legal obligations (to give LG the opportunity to remedy the situation before the case goes to court) and as LG and confirmed in writing that the RETAIL pack is not compatible with win 7 up (despite advertising it as fully compatible) to the time i purchased the pioneer then i have no issue of proof of the item being not fit for purpose etc.

Now some of you might say that LG UK are either incompetant and/or liars (in writing !) .. but i have had enough and have no intention of spending 6 months f***ing around with Scan (who i have ALWAYS found are excellent IRO customer service) when clearly LG UK are the issue and its months after purchase

So LG have a choice - deal with it now or defend it in court at which point the judge will in the likely event I win likely award me 1/2 day of my chargeout rate plus travel costs. Plus LG of course have potential aweful publicity to deal with. In addion each party bear their own costs and its cheap to subit a claim.


For the people kindly offering me consumer advice, thanks but I am hopefully quite capable of filling in a claim form and attaching a receipt and LG correspondence etc :

http://www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk/HMCSCourtFinder/GetLeaflet.do?court_leaflets_id=183
#33
So you kept hold of it for months when within a week it didn't work. THEN you choose to WRITE to LG instead of simply returning the product to the seller?
Regardless of advice, it tells you clearly in print that it is compatible with Win 7 and the vast amount of positive reviews confirm this.
You say you build computers, i think....it just seems a strange way to do business.
You are relying on a small claims court not being bothered by such trivial behaviour, but they may ask just why you chose to wait so long instead of returning the item.
#34
hyenadog
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For the people kindly offering me consumer advice, thanks but I am hopefully quite capable of filling in a claim form and attaching a receipt and LG correspondence etc :


The point is, as others have ponted out, your contract is with Scan, and not LG.
Let us know how you get on in court.

http://www.consumerdirect.gov.uk/after_you_buy/know-your-rights/SGAknowyourrights/
"Who do I claim a refund, repair or replacement from?
Your contract is with the trader and not the manufacturer and you should always go back to them to make a claim under the Sale of Goods Act. However if you have paid for goods using a credit agreement like a Hire Purchase Agreement then your rights are different and you should call Consumer Direct for further advice."
#35
Hello again.

So apart from the legal complain discussion. Would anyone be able to provide the info about the software bundle?

hyenadog, since you have the drive and the "non-working" software, would you be able to tell us if the non-working version of powerdvd you got was meant to be 5.1 ch or 2ch. PowerDvd9 ultra or basic?

Thanks
1 Like #36
yant
Hello again.

So apart from the legal complain discussion. Would anyone be able to provide the info about the software bundle?

hyenadog, since you have the drive and the "non-working" software, would you be able to tell us if the non-working version of powerdvd you got was meant to be 5.1 ch or 2ch. PowerDvd9 ultra or basic?

Thanks


Hi, the software which comes with this drive is the Cyberlink Blu-ray Disc Suite Ver. 6 which includes:
PowerDVD (Version 8 ) - 6CH sound
Power2Go (Version 6)
PowerDirector (Version 6)
PhotoNow! (Version 1.0)
MediaShow (Version 4)
LabelPrint ( Version 2.5)
YouCam ( Version 1.0)



Edited By: heroesfan on Oct 13, 2010 19:25: edit
#37
got mine today (from play.com).

I was a bit surprised to see it was posted in a bag with no protection whatsoever! But apart from that its great, I got the bare drive and all the software listed above. This is for my new build but I've currently plugged it into my current system and had it up and running without fault on Windows 7 64Bit in less than 15 minutes.
#38
Hi, i ordered mine from Amazon, and it was delivered in a solid cardboard box with very strong protective sponge all around. I think it was very well packaged, and sound a bit better than Play.com packaging!

garethcamp
got mine today (from play.com).

I was a bit surprised to see it was posted in a bag with no protection whatsoever! But apart from that its great, I got the bare drive and all the software listed above. This is for my new build but I've currently plugged it into my current system and had it up and running without fault on Windows 7 64Bit in less than 15 minutes.

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