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bodieiv
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ASUS ASUS BW-16D1HT

Post by bodieiv » Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:59 pm

I know you can put an internal optical drive in enclosure to make it external but my question is can this drive work on a Mac. The spec's only shows Windows.

Do you know of a good external UHD Friendly Drive for the Mac. ASUS MW-16D1X-U Does not read the UHD disc but was a listed drive for external for MAC.

Thanks

John

Billycar11
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Re: ASUS ASUS BW-16D1HT

Post by Billycar11 » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:35 pm

the LG WH14NS40 is mac friendly i believe.

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Re: ASUS ASUS BW-16D1HT

Post by jonghotti » Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:21 am

bodieiv wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:59 pm
I know you can put an internal optical drive in enclosure to make it external but my question is can this drive work on a Mac. The spec's only shows Windows.

Do you know of a good external UHD Friendly Drive for the Mac. ASUS MW-16D1X-U Does not read the UHD disc but was a listed drive for external for MAC.

Thanks

John
As well as the WH14NS40, the standard LG WH16NS40, BH16NS40 and ASUS BW-16D1HT can all be used with makemkv and macOS with the addition of a sata>usb enclosure such as the OWC Mercury Pro or the Vantec NexStar DX.

Davejp999
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Re: ASUS ASUS BW-16D1HT PRO

Post by Davejp999 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:06 am

Has anyone experience of (WIn10 internal) 3D mkv compatible players that will play UHD 3D and convert 2D to 3D eg ASUS BW-16D1HT Pro. 90DD0200-D20010
Cannot find any independent reviews
I note one of the LG players advertises it can also do this
Any suggestions (don’t need to rip UHD-3D) but the “convert” might be nice if it works as I have this facility on my TV, but do want to rip UHD

st4evr
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Re: ASUS ASUS BW-16D1HT PRO

Post by st4evr » Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:22 am

Davejp999 wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:06 am
Has anyone experience of (WIn10 internal) 3D mkv compatible players that will play UHD 3D and convert 2D to 3D eg ASUS BW-16D1HT Pro. 90DD0200-D20010
Cannot find any independent reviews
I note one of the LG players advertises it can also do this
Any suggestions (don’t need to rip UHD-3D) but the “convert” might be nice if it works as I have this facility on my TV, but do want to rip UHD
1. There is currently NO such thing as “UHD 3D“ BDs. Meaning, there are currently no 4k discs that use the 3D technology on TVs/players. 3D BDs are currently only available in 1080p.

However there are UHD TVs and players that do support play back of UHD BDs as well as 3D BDs. But these two formats are completely independent of each other.

2. Last I checked no current TV or player will convert 2D UHD BD playback to 3D anything. Even when downscaled to 1080p. The format and current tech disallow this as it’s currently not in any part of the 4k specifications.
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bodieiv
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Re: ASUS ASUS BW-16D1HT

Post by bodieiv » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:03 pm

I bought the LG BH16NS40 but will not read UHD Ghostbusters II or Close Encounters of the third Kind

I have put in external drive enclosure and it just pops the disc out

I have not installed any software from the drive and I am running Mac

System says Firmware Revision 1.03

Not sure what to do

It does read Blu Rays

Billycar11
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Re: ASUS ASUS BW-16D1HT

Post by Billycar11 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:26 pm

bodieiv wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:03 pm
I bought the LG BH16NS40 but will not read UHD Ghostbusters II or Close Encounters of the third Kind

I have put in external drive enclosure and it just pops the disc out

I have not installed any software from the drive and I am running Mac

System says Firmware Revision 1.03

Not sure what to do

It does read Blu Rays
it needs 1.02 flash it with the 100% downgrade method in the forum or send it to me and i'll do it for you if you cant

st4evr
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Re: ASUS ASUS BW-16D1HT

Post by st4evr » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:30 pm

bodieiv wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:03 pm
I bought the LG BH16NS40 but will not read UHD Ghostbusters II or Close Encounters of the third Kind

I have put in external drive enclosure and it just pops the disc out

I have not installed any software from the drive and I am running Mac

System says Firmware Revision 1.03

Not sure what to do

It does read Blu Rays
Read this:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=16832&p=59194&hili ... not#p59194

And this:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=17058

There are also members providing flashing services in clearly marked posts.

bodieiv
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Re: ASUS ASUS BW-16D1HT

Post by bodieiv » Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:28 am

Thanks for all of your help

is there a method to downgrade the firmware for a Mac and not windows

Billycar11
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Re: ASUS ASUS BW-16D1HT

Post by Billycar11 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:52 am

can macs not boot off usb? im a pc guy i would think that they can
like i said if you cant do it just send it to me

Davejp999
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Re: ASUS ASUS BW-16D1HT Pro

Post by Davejp999 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:39 pm

Thanks St4evr
Going for the standard ASUS BW-16D1HT rather than LG as I have ASUS motherboard and it was slightly cheeper

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