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2.7 | 27 Reviews

3D Blu-ray Disc Playback & M-DISC Support

LG BP50NB40

Features

  • External - Connects VIA USB 2.0
  • Silent Play Reduces Noise from Disc Spin During Movie Playback
  • Supports 3D Blu-ray Disc Playback
  • Supports BDXL (100GB Triple Layer) Disc

Quick Specs

  • Type: DVD Recorder
  • Energy Star Rated: No

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TV Connectivity

Enjoy your media on your TVs, digital photo frames and PCs by simply connecting your drive with USB cable.


Superior data protection with M-DISC Support

The M-DISC uses a patent rock-like recording surface instead of organic dye to etch your data onto a disc. The M-DISC has been tested and proven to outlast standard DVDs currently on the market.


Slim Style

The overall slim design of only 0.55 inches high optimizes space for the slim OPU installation. It allows for a sleek companion to thin Ultrabooks and enhanced portability.


Silent Play

The Silent Play technology helps reduce noise during playback by recognizing different multimedia and automatically adjusting the playback speed according to its criteria for optimal performance.


Super Multi Compatibility

LG Super Multi Compatibility optical drives can read and write different types of disc formats in one convenient package. 1. DVD+R 2. RW DVD-R 3. RW DVD-RAM 4. Blu-ray Disc This gives you the option to choose the media best suited for each task


Mini USB

Provides easy connection with Mini USB cable. No additional power source needed.


Experience 3D Blu-ray

Take entertainment to the next level with 3D using the new Power BD-DVD 3D ver. Software bundle. You can now enjoy the excitement of all your favorite Blu-ray titles on your PC and with 2D to 3D converting you can bring a new dimension to all your videos.


BDXL Support: Ultimate Capacity

Three Layer BDXL-R/BDXL RE discs offer 100GB capacity while quad layer BDXL-R discs boast 128GB storage capacity on a single disc. It is equivalent of 27 standard DVDs or 5 single layer Blu-ray discs.


Windows 10 Compatible

Enjoy complete freedom in use with compatible support for Windows 10.

Features

  • External - Connects VIA USB 2.0
  • Silent Play Reduces Noise from Disc Spin During Movie Playback
  • Supports 3D Blu-ray Disc Playback
  • Supports BDXL (100GB Triple Layer) Disc
  • Jamless Play Smooths Out Playback of Damaged Blu-ray or DVD Discs
  • Max. 6X BD-R Read and Write Capability / Max. 8X DVD R Write Speed
SUMMARY
Drive Type External
CONTENTS
USB 2.0 Cable Yes
Blu-ray Drive Install Disc for Windows Blu-ray Drive Install Disc for Windows, Power DVD, Power 2 Go, Power Producer, Media Espresso
Slim Portable Blu-ray Writer Yes
OPERATING SYSTEMS
OPERATING SYSTEMS Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
OTHER FEATURES
Silent Play Yes
Jamless Play Yes
TV Connectivity (Function needs to be added) Yes
HOST INTERFACE
External (Host) USB 2.0 (480Mbits/s)
Internal (Drive) SATA
COMPLIANCE
RoHS Yes
Safety UL UL 60950-1 Second Edition
C-UL CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1-07 Second Edition
TUV / SEMKO EN 60950-1 / EN60825-1
Laser Safety Class 1 laser product comply with DHHS rules 21 CFR Subchapter J Class 1 laser product to EN60825-1 / IEC 60825-1
EMC/EMI CE Marking, C-Tick Mark, BSMI, VCCI, KC, CU, FCC Part 15 Class B Digital Device, ICES-003 Digital Apparatus
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
CPU Intel@ Pentium D 3.2GHz or Higher (with USB 2.0)
Recommended Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 2.4GHz or higher
RAM 1GB or Higher
HDD 30GB or more of available space (60GB for Blu-ray Disc authoring)
BD Movie Playback: CPU Following CPU recommended -Intel: E6400 or higher
Graphic Cards ATI Radeon HD 2400 or higher Graphic Card Driver shall meet AACS compliance criteria.
Graphic Card: Card recommended with following GPU (Graphic Processing Unit) - nVidia GeForce 7600GT or higher / GeForce 8400 or higher Graphic Card Driver shall meet AACS compliance criteria.
ACCESS TIME
DVD-ROM 200ms typ.
BD-ROM 250ms typ.
CD-ROM 200ms typ.
WARRANTY/UPC
UPC 719192625112

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: DVD Recorder

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: No

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2.7 out of 5

33% of reviewers recommend this product.

1 Stars

Not buying another LG Product EVER

Wayne84044 11/16/2019

I bought this unit a 3 weeks ago at Best Buy and it stopped reading blue ray discs DVDs would still read. I tried calling Customer Support and got placed on hold many times during the call and was told that I could get a replacement reader and they would send me a email with instructions on where to send the player. The email NEVER came and when I called back I was told that supervisors werent available until Monday their email staff was off until Monday. YES... I looked at updating the firmware however your firmware patch was for 1.01 and the firmware on the reader was 1.02 so the patch wasnt even current. I wrote a previous complaint but it was deleted by LG so they dont like the truth being posted about their terrible product. Sorry but Im a senior software engineer and not some non-technical purchaser. If this is how customer service works I wont buy a product where I have to deal with LG again.
Originally posted on lg.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Not working

Mad Costumer 10/30/2019

I bought this 5 month ago and it stopped working after using it about 10 times.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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4 Stars

software

quayz 10/10/2019

The player itself is convenient easy to use. Te software media suite is very poor customer assistance is non existent-every screen is promoting purchasing an upgrade -which is not what I expected when purchasing this unit---when i select an otion such as burning a cd the pop-up screen is so small I CANNOT READ IT EVEN WITH A MAGNIFYING GLASS. This limits the reason I purchased the unit---LG is great. Partners are not If viewing DVDs is reason for purchase that seems to work well.
Originally posted on lg.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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1 Stars

Deceptive packaging not happy with performance.

Tom69 9/8/2019

Deceptive packaging - bought at Best Buy was told it was MAC OS compatible from what I can tell its not MAC OS compatible. Worked initially for a month ripping Blu Ray and DVD. Would play DVD not Blu Ray from the start now a month later not ripping Blu Ray or DVD.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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2 Stars

Works fine

LGBurner 9/3/2019

The burner works fine but the drawer feels flimsy. Not the usual LG quality.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

It was compatible with Mac and now it is not.

Jimmy565656 7/26/2019

I have 2 LG blu ray burners for my Mac. It was compatible and now is not. Cant use. No explanations available. Now I have to purchase a new drive
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

DO NOT BUY DONT EVEN TAKE AS A GIFT

Mr Steve 7/17/2019

Put a Blu-Ray in and 9 out of 10 times would only show operational files couldnt play the video. The drive/software was up to date according to LG but still no luck. Just now the USB plug on the back broke. No fix for me out of the 1yr warranty.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Firmware screwed it up

Lynch 6/8/2019

The latest firmware update makes the drive unrecognisable on MAC. Disc spins for about 30seconds then it just spits it out. Used to work great now its useless
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Rubbish

seriously required nickna 5/30/2019

worked for 1 day. now it wont recognize the drive. absolute piece of rubbish and no support for driver downloads or anything.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Turned off the Desktop PC not working on laptop

Michael R G 2/24/2019

So I got this product a month or more ago because I want to watch DVDs and BluRays on my PC. Simple enough and I brought back a movie I wanted to watch. Alright open the package and it comes with a USB that has a connection for the main thing and the power supply. Ok go to plug it into my PC and- UNABLE TO USE USB LOW POWER INPUT UNABLE TO USE USB LOW POWER INPUT UNABLE TO USE USB LOW POWER INPUT Take it out and- huh my mic and and mouse is off when that happened. Ok unplug and replug those in. I was using the front USB ports but then I use the back instead now and- ENTIRE DESKTOP SHUTSDOWN THE WHOLE FREAKING TOWER Ok unplug it and now use my laptop instead... Theres no warning for low power no indication that its connected despite it being plugged into the Laptop. So now Im stuck with a device that actually harms my main PC and refuses to work on my laptop. just Dandy...
Originally posted on lg.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Quality for my MAC.

Tato51 2/17/2019

Bought it November 29 2018 as my MAC. It was recommended my Geek Squad. Plaza Carolina PR.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Slim Design With lots of features

Etujedi 1/22/2019

I bought this a few weeks ago and it has performed flawlessly. It read some of my old DVD-r data discs played blu-ray discs and writes both at good speeds. Easy plug and play for my windows 10 laptop. Best deal for the money
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Everything you could expect

LaFleur 1/10/2019

Compact does its job as it should. I would recommend to anyone.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Terrible dont purchase

kossuth 12/26/2018

I purchased this unit from my local Microcenter here in the DC metro area. Unit worked ok for about a month. After that my computer will not recognize the device. Tried on multiple PCs with the same issue. JUNK....
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Good quality unit

abound 12/26/2018

I purchase this unit three months ago and it works excellent
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Yes, I recommend this product

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1 Stars

Junk

AllenS1 11/29/2018

Bought this 1 week ago put a few CDs on my computer and now i cant do anything with it. It has power but doesnt get recognized by the computer or something anymore. Very unhappy.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

What can i say it`s an LG the best in the field.

Rlf55 11/17/2018

This is my 5th purchase of an LG product in the last 10 years. What can i say it`s an LG the best in the field. My first was 50 LG TV in 2011 it`s going strong and has never gave me a problem. Since then i always try to buy LG products if the price is right. I highly recommend LG products as they seem to be a better build then most products
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Yes, I recommend this product

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3 Stars

Not As Durable As The Internal Drive

YawningSalmon 9/5/2018

I have purchased the internal drive version and it works great. It works just as well but its not as durable. The soldering that connected to the mini USB port broke off
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Nice driver

BlitzenReno 8/4/2018

Bought it to be able to put whole seasons of shows on a single disc. Works fine havent had any issues with it what so ever. Was nice to be able to get it locally also.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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4 Stars

Good for ripping

forshoes 7/8/2018

Purchased this to add my Blu-ray DVDs to my media center. Hardware works well but the supplied software does not do so. Had to find alternate program.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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3 Stars

Finding suitable software?

legart 6/9/2018

I have NOT had success in burning a Blu-Ray disc for which I bought this unit. Is this a probelm with the software Toast or the fact Im using a Mac which the manual says the unit is compatible with....
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Disappointed Spin of the Disk

BeeDown 5/11/2018

I have been unable to produce the quality videos that I had hoped for the BP50NB40 is not a very user friendly and appears to have problems working with both CyperLink Nero softwares.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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3 Stars

If I can get the software to load...

tom1024 4/19/2018

Cant get it to work. Tried to load the software and a message came up saying that it was for LG products only Should have looked around at other burners before purchasing it. I have heard good things about LG from friends and reviews but this experience kind of sours me on LG.
Originally posted on lg.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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4 Stars

Nice little drive but always plug in both ports

CaffeineCarl 3/18/2018

I have a laptop that doesnt have an optical drive so this is my ticket to watching movies and ripping CDs. It works well but the ONE thing that needs to be pointed out is that even though the drive may operate with only a single USB port connected it really needs the power from the second port. It would be even better if the drive throttled back enough to run on just one port when only one was available but other than this its your way back to being able to do all the things you need an optical drive for
Originally posted on lg.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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4 Stars

Pretty good bang for the buck.

Philip M 3/17/2018

Havent tried burning a disc yet but so far: picture in playback is good playback is reasonably quiet Ive had no need for the 2nd USB cable for power-which is nice and I have had problems selecting features from a menu like sub-titles. Most importantly one needs to use a 3rd party software to play discs. I called support and was recommended to Leawo Blu-Ray player which is free. I dont know if the sub-title problem was because of hardware or software.
Originally posted on lg.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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3 Stars

Sleek and worked well for a while

Erudite Male 3/7/2018

- Initially it worked perfectly - had to re-install the software - hasnt worked since
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

I dont like it and want a refund

Lcourtney29 3/4/2018

This doesnt work with a Mac and the soft ware doesnt work properly. I want a refund
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No, I do not recommend this product

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