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LG BH08LS20
5.8 out of 10

LG BH08LS20

With LG's BH08LS20 Blu-ray/DVD burner, you can pack up to 50 GB Read more

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Reviews and Problems with LG BH08LS20

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Overall 2
2.0

Crashes computer

Matthew C., Newegg
21 June 2012
  • Pros: Shiny black bezel
  • Cons: This thing just doesn't work. LG never updates the firmware and it doesn't read the majority of discs that drives 1/5 the price can read. If I put in a disc it can't read it crashes Windows forcing a hard restart. I wouldn't buy from LG again.
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Overall 10
10

Just got an update

Dirk M., Newegg
29 December 2009
Overall 2
2.0

Trouble!

carl w., Newegg
27 December 2009
  • Summary: I just returned one of these drives because I couldn't get it to work. (I did not buy the Blu-ray drive from Newegg) I'm running Windows XP, an abit AN-M2 motherboard, GeForce 8600GT video card, an AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ processor with a 26” Visio HDTV.
  • Pros: I received a full refund.
  • Cons: This is not a plug and play component.
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Overall 2
2.0

Windows 7 Users Beware

James L., Newegg
10 December 2009
  • Summary: I'm sure this player will work great in any other system besides Windows 7, but I'll never know.
  • Pros: Can't find any yet. Software issues out the wazzoo with Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.
  • Cons: The bundled software WILL NOT work with Windows 7. Even after Cyberlink "Lets" you get an "upgrade" on the software from 7.0 to 7.3 it simply will not work. They want you to pay 100 bucks for the 9.0 version instead. So save yourself a huge headache if your using Windows 7 and expect this to work...
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Overall 10
10

BH08LS20

marcello o., Newegg
30 November 2009
  • Pros: There is a firmware update for this. All you have to do is go to lg's website, click support, and type the model number of this blu-ray drive, and it's listed. Works for xp, vista and windows 7.
  • Cons: mone
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Overall 10
10

Good Blu-Ray burner.

Norman B., Newegg
9 October 2009
  • Summary: Ready burn and write Blu-Ray? Understand and accept that there is still a dearth of good authoring software out there? Then this drive is a good burner at an excellent price from Newegg.
  • Pros: Reads and burns Blu-Ray disks without problems. With my 940 i7 Vista 32 bit system, it can rip a Blu-Ray main movie title in 40 minutes and write the iso file to a 4X BD-R in 20 minutes (using DVDfab 6) to make backups of your movies. Copy quality is perfect. This is comparable to the time to rip...
  • Cons: Media is still expensive, but prices are falling gradually just like they did with DVD optical media. Drive speed will get gradually better, too. So you should have an early adopter mentality. The bundled software includes a Cyberlink suite of DVD and Blu-Ray authoring programs and Power DVD. I c...
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Overall 10
10

Awesome burner for data archiving

Bradley D., Newegg
3 October 2009
  • Summary: Had Nero 9 already installed. One reason I bought this drive is because I've been having so much trouble with burning DVD+R DL media (I thought it was my mediocre Samsung DVD burner). I also bought 4x Memorex BD-R media with this drive. Tried twice to burn 24GB to Memorex BD-R, at 4x and then at 2x.
  • Pros: Fast and quiet. Records inexpensive 4x media at 8x. Decent software bundle of slick applications for Cyberlink, so far they just work. LightScribe is a nice-to-have. Drive is a little longer than the DVD burner it replaced, but no problem with space in my nMediaPC HTPC case.
  • Cons: The drive may not like some newer nVidia SATA controllers if they're not using nVidia drivers. Have an nForce 630a mobo. I was using XP MCE, with the SATA controller in IDE mode and generic Microsoft pci IDE drivers loaded. I was replacing a SATA DVD burner that was working perfectly, but when I ...
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Overall 10
10

Response to Windows 7 Drivers complaint

Michael A., Newegg
1 October 2009
  • Summary: On Windows 7 drivers: Windows 7 is basically a rebundled Vista. It is my experience that Vista drivers work with Windows 7, so use the Vista x64 drivers and this drive should work with Windows 7.
  • Pros: I do not own this drive yet, but Newegg has no way of allowing me to post a comment to another user's reviews the way other stores do. Read "Other thoughts" for driver information.
  • Cons: none.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good but BIG

Anonymous, Newegg
29 September 2009
  • Pros: Works great.
  • Cons: Pricey, but understandable since Blu-Ray hasn't become the standard yet. BE AWARE: This drive is significantly bigger than an average CD/DVD drive. If you picture a standard case facing from the front the drive has the same height and width, but it is much DEEPER. It fits in the same size bay, bu...
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Overall 10
10

So Far So Good

Anonymous, Newegg
26 September 2009
  • Pros: Works as expected. Cheap for what you get
  • Cons: None so far
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