LG BH08LS20 Super Multi Blue Blu Ray burner £129.99 @  PC World
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LG BH08LS20 Super Multi Blue Blu Ray burner £129.99 @ PC World

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Found 18th Feb 2010Made hot 18th Feb 2010
1st post so shoot away !!
Reserve online and collect in store for £129.99
Cheapest on Amazon £139.99
If you're like me and cant wait for postage its a good deal.
Have burnt about 20 blu rays and no coasters !!
All boxed with leads, not like my pioneer in a bag.

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I fancy one of these but what is the minimum system requirement to successfully write blu-ray movies for instance, thanks

How long does it take to write a blueray?

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:[LIST][*]CPU: Intel Pentium D 3.2GHz or equivalent … SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:[LIST][*]CPU: Intel Pentium D 3.2GHz or equivalent (Recommended: Intel Core2 Duo or higher)[*]Disk Space: 30GB[*]Memory (RAM): 1GB[*]Operating System Compatibility: Windows Vista, Windows XP (Home/Professional/Media Center Edition) With SP2, Not Mac Compatible[*]nVIDIA: GeForce 7600 GT / 7800 GTX 512 / 7900 GX2 / 7900 GTX / 7950 GX2 or higher with 256MB minimum memory[*]ATI: X1600 series / X1800 series / X1900 series or higher with 256MB minimum memory[*]Graphic Card Driver shall meet AACS compliance criteria (Please consult your graphics vendor for proper driver solution.[*]HDCP (High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection) Capable Monitor: Required to view pre-recorded BD and HD Discs which are copy protected.[*]WARNING - Systems not meeting these minimum requirements may not be able to read or create Blu Ray Discs or read HD Discs.[/LIST]

Apparently, write speed is approx 1Gb/Min, or thereabouts. Hth!

Decent price too, and seems to be a well-reviewed burner. I may have to invest... :thumbsup:

Original Poster

im no expert but i rip with any hd dvd about 40-50 mins
then convert with bd rebuilder 40gb in about 12hrs
the 25gb disc can be copied on the fly in about 25 mins
i have quad 6600 8gb ram
overnight job as cpu runs at 99% on all 4 cores !!
quality is awesome
go on treat yourself !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How much are the disks now davenfish?

After all the time, effort and cost of disks and electric you may as well just buy the bloody thing

Original Poster

FREEZIN WOLF;7885119

After all the time, effort and cost of disks and electric you may as well … After all the time, effort and cost of disks and electric you may as well just buy the bloody thing



you may well have a point there!!!
discs are £15 for 10 at local computer fair
sumvision / traxdata etc are all the same disc
but can cost £19 for a different label !!

Original Poster

forgot to add
well chuffed at hot first post
:):):)

sorry maybe stupid ques but can you copy ps3 games using this??

Original Poster

yes but you will need software
and a modded ps3

You cant boot backups of ps3 games still, soon perhaps

FREEZIN WOLF;7885119

After all the time, effort and cost of disks and electric you may as well … After all the time, effort and cost of disks and electric you may as well just buy the bloody thing



LOL or just buy em "pre-done" from the local car boot

Cheap for what it is, but not worth the money IMO.

Does anyone know any cheaper blu ray burners than this? or is this the cheapest one going?

dont mind if i do

Original Poster

its about the cheapest for 8x read write speed
pioneer do a 12x for about £160
i bought this because i needed a rom to go with my pioneer
cheapest 8x rom is about £80 !!

Worth it just for the storage these drives ain't just for burning movies guys lol

had this a few months now, cracking little burner, plays HD DVDs too

If you're just interested in looking into burning movies - look up the dual layer dvd method - movies under 2 hours in 720p will burn onto a Dual layer dvd - lot cheaper and plays in HD - I don't know how easy it is on windows but with Mac + toast + $20 blu ray plugin it's really simple - I'm sure there will be a windows way round it.

If you can actually get the media as mentioned in earlier post @ £15 for ten at computer fair, then maybe worth looking into. But I've only seen them @£4 per disc at the very cheapest for reputable make. £4. That's 16p per GB as compared to £100 for 2TB drive, get £15 enclosure and that's around 10p per gig. That's also before the £120 drive pruchase and you'll get far more functionality from a HD, like pluging into NAS setup and storeing hundreds of films. You could argue that the BDR media will come down in price, but so are hard drives and NAS setups. Don't really get the BDR setup at the moment. DL DVDs are more than enough for burning other files

£14 for 10 at my computer fair

Does anyone know how the Blue Ray Region Code is handled by these? Is it set to UK, or can it be adjusted to different regions?
Thx.

is the high spec still needed if you are just burning data?

I have lots of stuff (mainly MKV files) to backup, most of them are 13gb and wont fit on a DL dvdr unless I mess around zipping.

Spec is AMD X2 4400+ 2gb ram, GFX 7800 GTX, Windows Vista etc.

icicibank;7889038

Does anyone know how the Blue Ray Region Code is handled by these? Is it … Does anyone know how the Blue Ray Region Code is handled by these? Is it set to UK, or can it be adjusted to different regions?Thx.



Region is same as DVD, is preset to Region B, but you can change it in firmware a set number of times. However AnyDVD HD lets you remove region encoding by selecting a region at the driver level.

@davenfish - can you confirm whether this is the previous generation HD DVD and Bluray or the recent generation only blu-ray.

Mike

Pixelfill;7889225

@davenfish - can you confirm whether this is the previous generation HD … @davenfish - can you confirm whether this is the previous generation HD DVD and Bluray or the recent generation only blu-ray.Mike



if you follow the link and enlarge the image it clearly states hd dvd on it

Original Poster

for just burning data you dont need a high spec
reading between the lines in forums high end quads etc may not be put to their full use
in some encoding / decoding
Pixelfill, no mention of hd dvd on box mate.

Original Poster

maxcovergold;7887653

If you can actually get the media as mentioned in earlier post @ £15 for … If you can actually get the media as mentioned in earlier post @ £15 for ten at computer fair, then maybe worth looking into. But I've only seen them @£4 per disc at the very cheapest for reputable make. £4. That's 16p per GB as compared to £100 for 2TB drive, get £15 enclosure and that's around 10p per gig. That's also before the £120 drive pruchase and you'll get far more functionality from a HD, like pluging into NAS setup and storeing hundreds of films. You could argue that the BDR media will come down in price, but so are hard drives and NAS setups. Don't really get the BDR setup at the moment. DL DVDs are more than enough for burning other files



some discs online if you dont mind the postage
overclockers.co.uk/sho…-RK
overclockers.co.uk/sho…-IN
sumvision are exactly the same as traxdata

I've been using these 4x ones since i got my drive last year and i've not had any issues with them.

hotukdeals.com/ite…d-r

Original Poster

http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac146/davenfish/51T33TtEQL__SL160_AA115_.jpg
i think my original picture may have been edited
as this is the model from pc world
the picture on their webbo is of the older version and not the one you can buy now.
maybe dependant on their stock !!!

I am tempted, but I remember having an LG DVD burner back in the day and it was of naff build.

That memory is the only thing stopping me here. :-(

I dont see the point really. Maybe good if you want to backup lots of data to an optical format. But as for ripping movies, DLing them etc I dont see the point.

1. I dont see anything wrong with 700mb Divx Movies anyway
2. Nor do I see problem with cheap DVDs which these days cost a couple of quid or pennies used
3. You can download various forms of HD video at various levels of HD, some are even pure blu ray rips
4. If you were going to watch a HD movie that you downloaded why not just watch it via having your Pc connected to the Tv or send it to a console etc?

Maybe useful once the PS3 is hacked, but even then it would possibly be more practical to make it play ISOs from the HDD. Still im sure its useful for some people.

maxcovergold;7887653

If you can actually get the media as mentioned in earlier post @ £15 for … If you can actually get the media as mentioned in earlier post @ £15 for ten at computer fair, then maybe worth looking into. But I've only seen them @£4 per disc at the very cheapest for reputable make. £4. That's 16p per GB as compared to £100 for 2TB drive, get £15 enclosure and that's around 10p per gig. That's also before the £120 drive pruchase and you'll get far more functionality from a HD, like pluging into NAS setup and storeing hundreds of films. You could argue that the BDR media will come down in price, but so are hard drives and NAS setups. Don't really get the BDR setup at the moment. DL DVDs are more than enough for burning other files



just google it.....u can get traxdata for £14.99 for 10.

davenfish;7884871

im no expert but i rip with any hd dvd about 40-50 minsthen convert with … im no expert but i rip with any hd dvd about 40-50 minsthen convert with bd rebuilder 40gb in about 12hrsthe 25gb disc can be copied on the fly in about 25 minsi have quad 6600 8gb ramovernight job as cpu runs at 99% on all 4 cores !!quality is awesomego on treat yourself !!!!!!!!!!!!!!



:thumbsup: Thanks for that, have this drive but haven't got round to do anything with it. Just downloaded bd rebuilder, already had Any HD DVD which works really well (gets rid of the region and encryption). Gonna spin up my Life box set and see what I come out with.

According to google shopping (and the link above) this just got cheaper

£119.99 + Free delivery
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