Question BluRay drive for UHD ripping

Discussion in 'Video Streaming Boxes & Services' started by Jonesthegas, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. Jonesthegas

    Jonesthegas
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2002
    Messages:
    770
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Location:
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    Ratings:
    +54
    I am about to get into the realm of 4K and regularly rip Blus to a NAS. I now want a drive which allows me to read and rip 4K discs. I purchased the ASUS BW-16D1HT but it has firmware 3.02 which does not support 4K. Does anyone know where I can purchase suitable drives in the UK which will work please?

    Martin
     
  2. mtenga

    mtenga
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2013
    Messages:
    8,152
    Products Owned:
    3
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Beckenham
    Ratings:
    +2,106
    There are guides on how to rollback the firmware if you read the MakeMkv forum.

    I bought an Asus 120 from Amazon in February and that worked for UHD. I bought a second one the other day but my PC went kaput so haven’t had chance to see if it’s still good now.
     
  3. Jonesthegas

    Jonesthegas
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2002
    Messages:
    770
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Location:
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    Ratings:
    +54
    I have seen the guides on MKV forum. Doesn't look easy for a non techie but I may have to have a go. Wondered if someone in the UK was doing a service to do this.

    Martin
     
  4. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2008
    Messages:
    544
    Products Owned:
    3
    Products Wanted:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Location:
    Nottingham
    Ratings:
    +364
    I bought an LG BH16NS55 from Amazon warehouse deals on the basis that it was more likely to be on an older firmware if it was a return/refurb, and also on the basis that it was £30 cheaper than a new drive.

    I'm thinking of getting an Asus drive to add to the fold, as some of my films aren't wanting to rip on the LG for whatever reason, and will do the same again.
     
  5. mtenga

    mtenga
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2013
    Messages:
    8,152
    Products Owned:
    3
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Beckenham
    Ratings:
    +2,106
    Just to confirm I'm finally up and running again and the Asus 120 under firmware 3.01 will not do UHD. Fine for Bluray and DVD. Thankfully I still have the first drive under 3.0 which is good for all.
     
  6. Jonesthegas

    Jonesthegas
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2002
    Messages:
    770
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Location:
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    Ratings:
    +54
    I managed to find a local guy to roll back the firmware so I am up and running too. Good news.
     

Share This Page

Loading...