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by BIGTOM221
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: Flashing the ASUS BW-16D1HT and or LG-BH16NS40
Replies: 14
Views: 6120

Re: Flashing the ASUS BW-16D1HT and or LG-BH16NS40

Hello good people. My ASUS BW-161HT arrived very late this evening by the courier guy. Anyway installed it into the computer I double checked what everyone has posted here in this thread and it worked fantastically I cant believe it so I am forever grateful to all you good people who replied to my p...
by BIGTOM221
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: Flashing the ASUS BW-16D1HT and or LG-BH16NS40
Replies: 14
Views: 6120

Re: Flashing the ASUS BW-16D1HT and or LG-BH16NS40

The NS40 ‘new’ type will say on the label “Service Code: NS50” and will have a manufacture date in 2016 or later. The actual cut-over date was ~Oct 2015, so SOME 2015 drives will support UHD. The best "tell" (IMO) is to observe what MakeMKV reports: Drive Information OS device name: F: Manufacturer...
by BIGTOM221
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: Flashing the ASUS BW-16D1HT and or LG-BH16NS40
Replies: 14
Views: 6120

Re: Flashing the ASUS BW-16D1HT and or LG-BH16NS40

NS40 drives with a manufacturing date in 2015 and prior are the ‘old’ type, which you want to avoid. The NS40 ‘new’ type will say on the label “Service Code: NS50” and will have a manufacture date in 2016 or later. The new NS40 drives are actually just NS50 drives rebadged as NS40. No, I’ve no idea...
by BIGTOM221
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: Flashing the ASUS BW-16D1HT and or LG-BH16NS40
Replies: 14
Views: 6120

Re: Flashing the ASUS BW-16D1HT and or LG-BH16NS40

As far as desktop drives are concerned, Asus BW-16D1HT, LG NS40 with service code NS50 , LG NS50, and LG NS55 are all the same drive. LG NS60 is the same again, with the addition of the chipset for official UHD playback. Regardless, all of these drives will rip UHD BluRay discs when flashed with th...
by BIGTOM221
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: Flashing the ASUS BW-16D1HT and or LG-BH16NS40
Replies: 14
Views: 6120

Re: Flashing the ASUS BW-16D1HT and or LG-BH16NS40

You are very generous with coming forward to help I appreciate your input and is invaluable. Can I ask one more favour of you if I go with the lg bh16ns60, which is hard to find the LG BH16NS55 is better availability or the LG BH16NS40 is evry much available is there anything particular I have to lo...
by BIGTOM221
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: Flashing the ASUS BW-16D1HT and or LG-BH16NS40
Replies: 14
Views: 6120

Re: Flashing the ASUS BW-16D1HT and or LG-BH16NS40

Ok thank you for that information I already have the MK firmware, & Marty's SDF Tool so as long as the ASUS BW-16D1HT has version firmware starting with 3.xx I am golden. What would you advise as a rom drive obviously that would need cracked also any advice was going to go with a LG-BH16NS40 could I...
by BIGTOM221
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: Flashing the ASUS BW-16D1HT and or LG-BH16NS40
Replies: 14
Views: 6120

Flashing the ASUS BW-16D1HT and or LG-BH16NS40

I have purchased the ASUS BW-16D1HT and it will be with me on Friday now this drive cost a pretty penny £89 kind of expensive so as not to brick it what would I need to be looking out for as regards to numbers and letters dates on the drive label that is attached to the outside of the drive. The dow...
by BIGTOM221
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Drives
Replies: 832
Views: 540551

Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

Ok I am looking to buy a LG BH16NS55 & a ASUS BW-16D1HT I take it the LG drive needs to be SVC Code: NS50 and also I will buy the ASUS BW-16D1HT Drive Platform MT1959 I can use the windows booted pc based tool to downgrade the firmware or must I use a bootable windows flash drive and boot from the f...
by BIGTOM221
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: Asus BW-16D1HT vs LG BH16NS55
Replies: 4
Views: 2918

Re: Asus BW-16D1HT vs LG BH16NS55

Hello Can I ask the Asus BW-16D1HT vs LG BH16NS55 where did you buy them and what were the codes on the drives you purchases for the asus and the lg as I am thinking of doing the same would be appreciated if you could reply as seemingly you ahve been successful in the firmware downgrade to UHD frien...
by BIGTOM221
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Drives
Replies: 832
Views: 540551

Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

Hello I am new here so don’t bit my head off for asking stupid questions I am learning. I am thinking of buying a ASUS BW-16D1HT I have read a few processes of downgrading the firmware and have a slight grasp but before I downgrade the firmware the ASUS_ODD_FW_Changer_(Modified).exe has already pre-...