Blu-ray Recorder

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Dan Wenz, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. Dan Wenz

    Dan Wenz Guest

    I'm in the market for an external (I guess??) usb3 Blu-ray recorder.
    There are several out there, but I wonder whether anyone has any
    comments, good or bad, on recorder(s) they've purchased.
    Dan Wenz, Mar 6, 2014
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  2. I've been waiting for a Blu-ray recorder for "M-Disc" "stone"
    Blu-rays. It would be made by LG when it appears (LG DVD and
    Blu-ray writers will write DVD M-Discs now, but the Blu-ray
    blanks were recently announced (but are not yet available). offers good Blu-ray internal writers for under
    $100, with some very cheap (but the ones down around $15-$49
    write Blu-ray ROM only. I did buy a tiny LG USB DVD writer
    to write M-Discs for $25, but I haven't used it yet (I'd
    prefer to write Blu-rays for archiving...;-). There may not
    be a need for faster than USB2 for these?
    David Ruether, Mar 6, 2014
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  3. Dan Wenz

    Brian Guest

    Maybe you mean Blu-Ray writer.
    I have a Asus 6x external blu-ray writer that plugs into a usb 2 port on
    the computer. Usb 3 is not needed as data transfer is fast enough.
    It supports BDXL (max Data storage 128 GB).
    It supports Windows 8 and also works on a Mac computer.
    It also supports writing and reading DVD and CD discs.

    I have not used it much but it works well.

    Brian, Mar 7, 2014
  4. Dan Wenz

    HerHusband Guest

    Hi Dan,
    I prefer internal devices because I don't like a bunch of cables and
    gadgets dangling off my computer. Of course, that may not be an option if
    you have a laptop or are uncomfortable opening your computer.

    I recently purchased an LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray burner:

    I've only burned a half dozen Blu-Rays as secondary backups, but I
    routinely burn CD's with it. I've been really happy with it.

    Like David R, I'm watching for the M-Disc Blu-Ray's, which would probably
    require another drive upgrade. But, I'm betting they won't be cost
    effective. I normally backup to hard drives, but burn Blu-Ray discs as
    another layer of protection. Standard Blu-Ray discs are adequate for that

    Anthony Watson
    HerHusband, Mar 7, 2014
  5. Dan Wenz

    Dan Wenz Guest

    Thanks, I haven't heard of the M-Disk whatever, so will do a Google. I
    recently had 12 hours worth of reg.8mm movies transferred onto HD
    Blu-ray disks and, next, the remainder of the S-8mm movies onto
    Blu-rays. The first batch looks quite good in spite of the first 8mm
    Kodak camera )fixed focus, no auto exposure).
    Dan Wenz, Mar 7, 2014
  6. Dan Wenz

    Dan Wenz Guest

    Thanks for your reply. I've been needing an excuse for buying a new toy :)
    Dan Wenz, Mar 7, 2014
  7. Dan Wenz

    Dan Wenz Guest

    Thanks for your reply. If I cleaned up the mess of cables I have laying
    about the house I'd have no idea of where I was in the house! I'm going
    to burn a bunch of Blu-rays of the movies I took years ago for the
    relatives I still have left - the pool is slowly departing this life!
    Dan Wenz, Mar 7, 2014
  8. Dan Wenz

    Brian Guest

    Out of interest what specs did you use for the blu-ray recording such as
    picture size, video bit rate, video format, program used?

    I suspect you chose blu-ray to fit more hours of video on the disc as there
    would be no point in trying to increase the picture quality.
    Brian, Mar 8, 2014
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