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In House Review - LG BH12LS38 Super Multi Blue 12x Blu-ray

Postby Scour on Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:51 pm

Looks like Ian forgot to post this in forum or maybe I´m to blind to see ;)

http://www.cdrlabs.com/Reviews/lg-bh12l ... riter.html



Nice review, again :D


Looks like another solid drive from LG, but still the old not-nice-features.The riplock is still a bigprob for those who like to read Video-media.

What u think about BD-scans with a Liteon-drive?
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Re: In House Review - LG BH12LS38 Super Multi Blue 12x Blu-r

Postby Ian on Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:14 pm

Thanks Scour. I've been a little lax in posting links to reviews in the forum.

I'm still not sold on BD scans with a Lite-On drive. No one has done a comparison between those results and a calibrated testing system so its not even known if they're accurate. I was hoping that Plextor would at least say which results were "good" with PlexUtilities, but they're probably just as confused as the rest of us.
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Re: In House Review - LG BH12LS38 Super Multi Blue 12x Blu-r

Postby Scour on Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:39 pm

Plextools are almost the same as Opti Drive Control and the Plextor 950 is a rebadged Liteon, I guess. But Opti drive control gets no update and I dunno what happens in future :(

Looks like we don´t can make quality scans with BD, what a pity

To bad these tools only work with MTK-chipsets
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Re: In House Review - LG BH12LS38 Super Multi Blue 12x Blu-r

Postby bobmitchell on Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:30 pm

One of the nastiest drives I have yet to encounter. Says that it will write to Verbatim BD-R 6X at 12X...doesn't...writes at 10X. Then I used Opti Drive Control to look at the quality of the burn and it was all RED! Tried a few other brands of BD-R media and burn speeds were below spec and horrible quality. I have an i7 950 machine running two HDDs in RAID 0, so the drive runs in AHCI mode. That mode doesn't effect the burn quality of my Pioneer BDR-205, but not sure about the LG. I wanted a newer drive to supplement my Pioneer...and this ISN"T it! If you see a good deal on this burner...RUN AWAY! Stick with Pioneer, Sony or Lite ON
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Re: In House Review - LG BH12LS38 Super Multi Blue 12x Blu-r

Postby Ian on Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:10 am

You did write quality testing with the BH12LS38?
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Re: In House Review - LG BH12LS38 Super Multi Blue 12x Blu-r

Postby Scour on Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:16 pm

Maybe he used the Scandisk-function, not Disc Quality
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Re: In House Review - LG BH12LS38 Super Multi Blue 12x Blu-r

Postby bobmitchell on Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:42 am

I used Opti Disc Control 1.50 and my Samsung SE-506AB...Disc Quality Function. I verified that the Samsung is a pretty reliable reader, by comparing it's scans with a LiteOn 112. The drive was really bad using Verbatim and TDK media.
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Re: In House Review - LG BH12LS38 Super Multi Blue 12x Blu-r

Postby Scour on Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:45 pm

I thought Liteons-BD-scans also not verry reliable
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Re: In House Review - LG BH12LS38 Super Multi Blue 12x Blu-r

Postby bobmitchell on Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:20 am

I don't know why the drive performed so badly. Replaced it with a Pioneer BDR-207 and burns and scans are incredible! Maybe an isolated incident, but not sure.
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Re: In House Review - LG BH12LS38 Super Multi Blue 12x Blu-r

Postby Scour on Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:00 pm

I think the Pioneer is one of the best, maybe the best BD-Writer. But LG shouldn´t be that bad with good media
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Re: In House Review - LG BH12LS38 Super Multi Blue 12x Blu-r

Postby Ian on Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:28 pm

Every company produces the occasional lemon... even LG.
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Re: In House Review - LG BH12LS38 Super Multi Blue 12x Blu-r

Postby Scour on Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:38 pm

I know ;)

The BH10-series known for quality-probs if u burn @high speed, but with lower speeds it works not that bad.

Liteon have also probs, especially with LTH-type
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Re: In House Review - LG BH12LS38 Super Multi Blue 12x Blu-r

Postby Ian on Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:20 pm

Scour wrote:Liteon have also probs, especially with LTH-type


I'm pretty sure that was fixed long ago.

Any time you push media beyond its rated speeds, you're gonna run into trouble. 6x BD-R media at 10x? Uh.. yeah. How about 14x?
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Re: In House Review - LG BH12LS38 Super Multi Blue 12x Blu-r

Postby Scour on Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:08 pm

The review in c´t is from end august 2011.

A eHBU212 was tested with RL15, dunno whether a new FW exist (you need the writer and the Smartpack-SW to look for new FW)

Pioneer 206 wrote to 6x Verbatim HTL @12x, LG BE12LU30 @10x
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Re: In House Review - LG BH12LS38 Super Multi Blue 12x Blu-r

Postby burnworld on Tue May 29, 2012 9:04 pm

Has anyone taken a look at the new Pioneer portable Blu-Ray drive?
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Re: In House Review - LG BH12LS38 Super Multi Blue 12x Blu-r

Postby Ian on Thu May 31, 2012 2:47 pm

burnworld wrote:Has anyone taken a look at the new Pioneer portable Blu-Ray drive?


What does this have to do with the BH12LS38? It's not even a portable?
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