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2.6 | 31 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

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  • Type: DVD Recorder

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: No

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2.6 out of 5

32% of reviewers recommend this product.

3 Stars

Blue-ray Player

Watchman48 9/24/2020

I bought this player several months ago. Played one dvd and it worked fine.. Several months later tried to play another movie but it would not play. Now my wife is telling me she wanted to play a movie on her laptop and she asked me about a disk to install this player in her laptop... I told her there was no disk with the package. We have the box and paper work but there was on disk... Is it possible to get this disk. Why the fist movie played I dont know... But it played through just fine and I would recommend it if I can get this problem solved...
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Avoid

Merlin8900 9/16/2020

This was only used a couple of times and simply will not work after a recent Windows update. I have spent some time trying to sort it out but the help pages are no use. The firmware download will not open. There should be a complete guide to updating the drivers and firmware. I will not be buying another LG drive.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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2 Stars

Quits in middle of play

Piffle33 8/6/2020

Got this for BluRay playback - seemed okay - but now while watching a DVD it quits while watching - and starts back at loading the main menu of DVD - its a unreliable drive and it was more exspenive than other makes - disappointed - LG Customer Service wasnt much help either - they had me push the Power Button to reset this unit - had to say This is not a desktop player its a mobile reader writer there is no Power Button - guy said Oh we dont deal with this type have to send you to another department - then at transfer they disconnected - all this after first gave them the model number and serial number -
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Worst Purchase Ever

8kidsMomma 6/15/2020

I bought this as an external for my business Windows computer. We perform home inventory services for clients and wanted to offer video capture of their homes belongings. The salesclerk at Best Buy recommended this product and I paid almost $100 for this device. I should have paid closer attention to the box... It is only Windows10 compatible which means its useless actually. I cant believe that for as long as Windows-10 has been available to the public LG cant manufacture a product that actually works with this software It was already a difficult decision to buy a Windows computer to begin with MAC still just works but its ridiculous that I will need to download a 3rd partys software so that Windows can recognize that the device is connected and run it. Ive spoken to LG reps repeatedly and this review is based on the fact that they made me wait 10 days to tell me that LG was powerless to solve this problem on their own. Frustrated. For anyone who bought this to use with a Mac youre probably over the moon with happiness which is what I expected to be my case but now Im regretting this purchase. This thing is going BACK to Best Buy
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

The best affordable bluray/DVD burner

Flipy 5/13/2020

Got it because my expensive one broke and this one still working fine and I dont see any diferences so I will keep it . I burn using Nero on windows 10
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Yes, I recommend this product

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3 Stars

Good out of the box product shame about warranty

Ellis2 5/9/2020

Comes with everything you need straight out of the box including a software bundle thats easy to install. Mine was at version 12 which was way out of date. By registering an account I was able to upgrade to v14 for free which is more than adequate despite being many versions behind the latest. You need two USB ports next to each other for full functionality but for just playback you actually only need one port. I guess the second port is for burning discs. Quality wise the device is robust but mines less that a year old and seems to have a playback fault. Although its still within LGs 1 year parts and labour warranty so far LGs warranty has been unobtainable either the local distributor doesnt support it or LG wont accept overseas claims. Difficult to recommend this drive when there are other brands out there.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Excellent Portable Blu-Ray Player

kstrube1 3/19/2020

This Blu-Ray DVD player is so easy to use Just plug it in put in your disk and watch your movie
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Yes, I recommend this product

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2 Stars

Still havent burn anything

SirAbel 2/28/2020

Im a Mac user and Im still trying to figure it out.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Very flexible and records perfect

tfearsjr 1/21/2020

Had mine 3 years stills does everything as it should And the price was great then. My computer is configured right others there who had problems had computers not configured right.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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1 Stars

Only worked once

RonInCA 1/15/2020

I purchased this a month maybe a month and 1/2 ago. I burned a couple of DVD Linux images for work. Today I needed to repeat this process. No Go. It gets anywhere from 10 to 40 complete then issues the error: This disc image didnt burn successfully because an error occurred. The device failed to accept the command within the timeout period. This may be caused by the device entering an inconsistent state or the timeout value for the command needs to be increased. Error code:0xC0AA020D It appears I can read things just fine... But the drive will no longer burn anything. Looking on-line this seems to be very common. The burn capabilities of this drive are just junk.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Expensive DVD Player

85GoBeavs 1/6/2020

It will generally play DVDs however I have NEVER been able to get it to play Bluray which is the primary reason for purchase. Big Mistake. Do NOT Recommend this product. Greatly disappointed in LG. I had expected so much more
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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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