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by aaronwt
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: UHD discs
Topic: HDR colors muted on HDR enabled TV
Replies: 20
Views: 2094

Re: HDR colors muted on HDR enabled TV

Note that HDMI 2.0 does not have enough bandwidth to handle RGB (or YCbCr 4:4:4) at 10 bits (which is apparently necessary for HDR) and the result is exactly as you have seen. Note also that this is not just with an HTPC, e.g. if you set an Oppo 203 to RGB (the default is YCbCr) you get the same de...
by aaronwt
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: UHD discs
Topic: HDR colors muted on HDR enabled TV
Replies: 20
Views: 2094

Re: HDR colors muted on HDR enabled TV

Note that HDMI 2.0 does not have enough bandwidth to handle RGB (or YCbCr 4:4:4) at 10 bits (which is apparently necessary for HDR) and the result is exactly as you have seen. Note also that this is not just with an HTPC, e.g. if you set an Oppo 203 to RGB (the default is YCbCr) you get the same de...
by aaronwt
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55
Replies: 608
Views: 158482

Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

After struggling with my very old (12+ years) PC to get it into non AHCI and get DosFlash to read the drive in the Windows 7 USB stick I now have a dump of my drive. My PC doesn't have a setting to labelled IDE or ACHI I actually had to enable Auto Detect / Raid, I vaguely remember having to change...
by aaronwt
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55
Replies: 608
Views: 158482

Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Thanks again Teddy for all the info. I just got a third Asus BW-16D1HT from Ebay today. Using your instructions and programs with the Windows method it only took me around four minutes to do everything with the drive. What takes a long time is booting to windows from the slow USB drive I'm using. Bu...
by aaronwt
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: Help Finding an Slim ODD
Replies: 29
Views: 2628

Re: Help Finding an Slim ODD

I currently have two Asus drives in VANTEC USB 3.0 enclosures. But I would like to be able to add a slim drive to the PC so I could rip three UHD BD titles concurrently. I'd rather get an internal one if possible then another drive in an external case. Because it's much cheaper for the internal driv...
by aaronwt
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: Possible to have MakeMKV see Virtual CloneDrive as friendly?
Replies: 3
Views: 6569

Re: Possible to have MakeMKV see Virtual CloneDrive as frien

Woodstock wrote:Additionally, why bother mounting the ISO file? Have MakeMKV open it.
It should work either way though. I've done it both ways without issues. Although I had Any DVD HD decrypt it before using MakeMKV.
by aaronwt
Sat May 05, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Increasing ripping speed
Replies: 3
Views: 4185

Re: Increasing ripping speed

I'm seeing slightly faster ripping speeds from my Asus Drives since I removed them from my USB 2.0 enclosures. I had seen up to 30MB/s(240Mb/s) speeds in the USB 2.0 enclosures. But now attached to the SATA ports in a PC I've seen up to 36MB/s (288Mb/s) ripping speeds. But I've still only ripped aro...
by aaronwt
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55
Replies: 608
Views: 158482

Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS

Thanks again TeddyRaspin!! I got a second Asus BW-16D1HT. This time from Newegg. I flashed the firmware today, again using you instructions. And it is reading my UHD BDs without any issues. Just like the Asus I got from Amazon. The Newegg drive had a February 2018 Manufacture date just like my Amazo...
by aaronwt
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware
Replies: 255
Views: 117647

Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

I just ordered this drive from Amazon since they have a $25 rebate. You won't see that rebate. Trust me, already been there. I've received rebates from Asus in the past without any issue. Hopefully I'll get this rebate. Especially since I ordered a second Asus BW-16D1HT last night from Newegg. Whic...
by aaronwt
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: UHD discs
Topic: UHD ripping to external drive
Replies: 3
Views: 2894

Re: UHD ripping to external drive

Just curious .. anyone ripping to an external USB3 hard drive .. any issues? I am asking this as I do not have a free slot available to plug in an internal drive and would like to connect an external USB3.0 drive and have MakeMKV rip directly to the external drive. Thanks! I'm using a USB 2.0 exter...
by aaronwt
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55
Replies: 608
Views: 158482

Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS

Hi guys, here is my own guide to successfully dump and downgrade firmware on any "UHD Friendly" devices, such as Asus BC-12D2HT / BW-16D1HT or LG BH16NS40/NS55 (WH16NS40/NS55) (SVC Code NS50) and similar drives having MediaTek chipset inside them. ......................... Thanks a ton for the info...
by aaronwt
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware
Replies: 255
Views: 117647

Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

I juts ordered this drive from Amazon since they have a $25 rebate. If I get lucky and it has firmware 1.02, am I able to use the clean 1.02 firmware and easily load it? Or do I need to go through the same convoluted process that you need to use for downgrading the firmware? I think you mean the 3....
by aaronwt
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware
Replies: 255
Views: 117647

Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

I just ordered this drive from Amazon since they have a $25 rebate.

If I get lucky and it has firmware 1.02, am I able to use the clean 1.02 firmware and easily load it? Or do I need to go through the same convoluted process that you need to use for downgrading the firmware?
by aaronwt
Thu Jun 09, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: No beta-key for June -2016
Replies: 75
Views: 54997

Re: No beta-key for June -2016

Where is the purchase option located?
by aaronwt
Sat Mar 21, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Anyone here have the Pioneer BDR-209D?
Replies: 4
Views: 3577

Re: Anyone here have the Pioneer BDR-209D?

Hello, I had an IHBS112 and I was hoping for a faster reader so I got the Pioneer BDR-209D. Turns out that with makemkv, the BDR-209d is often slower than my old ihbs112 with makemkv but is faster with other apps. Last night I found out that BDR-209d couldn't read a disc properly with makemkv that ...