Heads up - Support for LG UHD drives

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pirata1987
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Re: Heads up - Support for LG UHD drives

Post by pirata1987 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:04 pm

Hi ... I'm using a official UHD driver WH16NS60
v1.00 , someone can tell me if is possible yo flash with a friendly firmware and if will work ? Thanks

st4evr
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Re: Heads up - Support for LG UHD drives

Post by st4evr » Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:15 pm

pirata1987 wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:04 pm
Hi ... I'm using a official UHD driver WH16NS60
v1.00 , someone can tell me if is possible yo flash with a friendly firmware and if will work ? Thanks
Yes you can. Discussed many times already and you have already been told twice by two different members here that yes it’s possible to crossflash that drive to make it work. The answer is not going to change. Let’s hope this third time is the charm and it sticks. READ:

Option 1:
https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=17091

Option 2:
https://forum.cdrinfo.pl/f29/crossflash ... s58-96313/

Option 3:
https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=18411

Additional discussions on the matter:
https://www.makemkv.com/forum/search.ph ... s=WH16NS60

For that second link you will need to translate the page to your desired language using something like Google translate.

babypuncher
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Re: Heads up - Support for LG UHD drives

Post by babypuncher » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:08 am

mike admin wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:07 pm
babypuncher wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:58 am
Will this include support for re-badged BU50Ns like the Buffalo BRUHD-PU3?
Yes, but confirmation is needed. Do you have the drive by any chance?
I do in fact have this drive!

Jorn-G
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Re: Heads up - Support for LG UHD drives

Post by Jorn-G » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:04 am

Hi,
i have a BU40n from LG which is almost the same spec as BU50n.

Will it be supported as well or not?

Thanks,
Jörn

lockdown571
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Re: Heads up - Support for LG UHD drives

Post by lockdown571 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:29 pm

babypuncher wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:08 am
mike admin wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:07 pm
babypuncher wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:58 am
Will this include support for re-badged BU50Ns like the Buffalo BRUHD-PU3?
Yes, but confirmation is needed. Do you have the drive by any chance?
I do in fact have this drive!
I do as well and would be happy to test.

mike admin
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Re: Heads up - Support for LG UHD drives

Post by mike admin » Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:38 pm

spl147 wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:00 pm
Will there be an advantage to using a official drive vs a friendly drive?
Yes, the absence of "sleep" bug and (presumably) the better support of UHD-rom discs. Ability to make a warranty repair if drive stops reading UHD-ROM discs...
spl147 wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:00 pm
Will an official drive be a requirement at some point?
No. All current "friendly" (and "supported "official") drives will work forever, in a sense that no official firmware or AACS update would make them unusable.

Malkana
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Re: Heads up - Support for LG UHD drives

Post by Malkana » Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:58 am

Do we have an ETA? Will it be before Christmas?

jonghotti
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Re: Heads up - Support for LG UHD drives

Post by jonghotti » Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:43 am

Check with your uhd friendly drive supplier about the warranty issue. I will take care of any warranty issues that arise if you purchased your drive from me.

Jorn-G
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Re: Heads up - Support for LG UHD drives

Post by Jorn-G » Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:30 pm

Nobody an idea regarding this
https://www.lg.com/us/burners-drives/lg-BU40N
Drive?

Actually when i search for LG BU50N i don´t even find a similar page at LG... anyhow - quite some images on Google Picture search.
Could this be the european Version which is not visible on LG Side from my IP?





Jorn-G wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:04 am
Hi,
i have a BU40n from LG which is almost the same spec as BU50n.

Will it be supported as well or not?

Thanks,
Jörn

mgrobins
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Re: Heads up - Support for LG UHD drives

Post by mgrobins » Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:47 pm

Just to make this crystal clear in my mind having read the evolving 32= PGE Thread about friendly and UHD drives and the fw hassles....

LG are now supportive of f/w on the WH16NS60 and Makemkv will read discs in it and rip them the way we currently rip Blu-ray discs..... choosing the movie, audio streams and subs etc.
Is this correct?


I am trying to work out why this drive is so scarce in Australia.

jonghotti
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Re: Heads up - Support for LG UHD drives

Post by jonghotti » Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:58 pm

mgrobins wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:47 pm
Just to make this crystal clear in my mind having read the evolving 32= PGE Thread about friendly and UHD drives and the fw hassles....

LG are now supportive of f/w on the WH16NS60 and Makemkv will read discs in it and rip them the way we currently rip Blu-ray discs..... choosing the movie, audio streams and subs etc.
Is this correct?


I am trying to work out why this drive is so scarce in Australia.
LG, the company, is not supportive of anything, especially the idea of kicking down a BU30N when asked nicely :-)
Nothing has changed as of yet with the WH16NS60. They can be flashed and made usable with makeMKV but are not yet natively supported.

st4evr
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Re: Heads up - Support for LG UHD drives

Post by st4evr » Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:36 pm

To add to jonghotti's correct answer. LG has nothing to do with and will never have anything to do with anything developers like Mike are doing here. Start by getting that idea out of your mind.

And in theory, yes, technically when Mike adds support to his application for this drive with stock firmware we should be able to do as you mention.

jonghotti
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Re: Heads up - Support for LG UHD drives

Post by jonghotti » Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:45 pm

Although why you would want to is another question entirely.
The LGs are slow slow slow when compared to the ASUS. I mean it's noticeable.
Cross-flashed WH16NS60s is still the only way to go, hell any LG cross-flashed is, unless you like to wait.
And don't get me started on my theories on what happens when LG notices a huge uptick in sales in some of these stagnating models. It's going to be like the BE16NS50 all over again. There one day, discontinued the next....

mgrobins
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Re: Heads up - Support for LG UHD drives

Post by mgrobins » Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:39 pm

THanks for clearing that up. I didn't realise it was more an issue of Mike building in compatibility than LG changing their approach.

Seems Asus still have the better product and even a crossflashed LG is better than off the shelf. Given I've never touched my current drive since removing riplock and flashing it about 6 yrs ago I doubt I'll have any need with the new one I'm getting off Alex either.

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