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BP50NB40

Key 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

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.

Style Evolution from Slimmer to Slimmest

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.

SUMMARY
SUSTAINED TRANSFER RATE
CONTENTS
OPERATING SYSTEMS
OTHER FEATURES
BURST TRANSFER RATE
BUFFER SIZE
TRANSFER RATES - WRITE (MAX)
HOST INTERFACE
COMPLIANCE
DIMENSIONS (W x H x D)
WEIGHT
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
TRANSFER RATES - READ (MAX)
ACCESS TIME (1/3 STROKE)
UPC

What People Are Saying

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed Spin of the Disk 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.
Date published: 2018-05-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from If I can get the software to load... Can't 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.
Date published: 2018-04-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice little drive, but always plug in both ports! I have a laptop that doesn't have an optical drive so this is my ticket to watching movies and ripping CD's. 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, it's your way back to being able to do all the things you need an optical drive for!
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good bang for the buck. Haven't tried burning a disc yet, but so far: picture in playback is good, playback is reasonably quiet, I've 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 don't know if the sub-title problem was because of hardware or software.
Date published: 2018-03-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sleek and worked well for a while - Initially it worked perfectly - had to re-install the software - hasn't worked since
Date published: 2018-03-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I don’t like it and want a refund This doesn’t work with a Mac, and the soft ware doesn’t work properly. I want a refund
Date published: 2018-03-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall good I have had good results burning DVDs with my LG. The main problem I have had is that it will not burn Blu-Ray disc from Adobe Encore. You have to download IMG burn to make it work. It is a free download but it is hard to do because of all the ads on the page. It would be nice if LG and Adobe could work together to resolve this issue. You have to export an ISO file and then import that into IMG to burn your Blu-ray.
Date published: 2018-01-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from BP50NB40 Slim Blu-ray DVD Writer Have looked all over for sw to run the dvd on my MacBook Pro and nothing to be found. I see all these messages from LG saying call our 800 number. Why don't you just put the sw on the web so we can get it? Because it's perhaps not really supported on a MAC? It will be going back to Best Buy Tuesday!
Date published: 2017-12-25
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ASK & ANSWER

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I lost the cable to connect the external drive to my computer, and I can't get my computer to recognize it. Can I use another Mini USB cable to connect it, or can I buy another cable from LG?

Asked by: Austin19
Hello, you can use another mini USB cable from any local electronic shops. Just make sure that it follows the same spec 2.0 to 2.0. ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2018-03-22

what is required for TV connectivity? can i watch movies without a computer? does TV connectivity work with 49UF6700-UC

Asked by: j go
The TV Connectivity feature on this LG 3D Blu-ray Disc Playback & M-DISC™ Support, Model # BP50NB40 is as the name suggests, it allows you to connect the drive directly to a compatible A/V device (e.g.DIGITAL TV, DIGITAL PHOTO FRAME, PC) that supports USB connectivity, to enjoy videos, pictures, and music...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-03-04

I have a m-disc player but it does not play Blu Ray player movies How do I watch Blu Ray movies on it

Asked by: Jerry586468
Please give us a call at 1-800-243-0000 when you are with the unit. We will need more information to be able to assist. ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2018-02-07

I have an iMac running MacOS High Sierra version 10.13.2.  The LG BP50NB40 external optical drive opens and closes and spins normally when a disc optical disc is put into but the drive doesn't appear in the finder on my MAC, please help me fix this?

Asked by: laf01003
Hello, please reboot your computer while the drive is connected to it. If that does not work, please contact us at 1-800-243-0000. ^AC
Answered by: amber
Date published: 2018-01-31

I have purchased LG 6x Blu-ray Rewriter BD-RE/8x DVD±RW DL USB 2.0 Slim External Drive - BP50NB40 yesterday. I'm wondering if I can use this drive as movie Bluray/DVD player for my TV?

Asked by: Bheem
We are sorry; we are only able to support products in the USA. For the proper support channels, please see http://www.lg.com/common/index.jsp ^AC
Answered by: amber
Date published: 2018-01-27

Where is the software to connect to mac??? 

Asked by: BreeAnn
The LG 3D Blu-ray Disc Playback & M-DISC™ Support, Model # BP50NB40 is compatible with the Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista (32 bit, 64 bit), Windows XP (SP3) and Windows 10 Operating Systems and is also compatible with the Mac OS X v.10.7.5 or higher Operating Systems. When connected, it appears as another drive on the computer and you can select which files you want to transfer from a DVD to your Mac the same way he would move any file in his Mac. ^AC
Answered by: amber
Date published: 2018-04-04

Is it compatible with Raspberry Pi?

Asked by: Prajjalak
The BP50NB40 is compatible with the following operating systems: Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP. ^CP
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2018-01-04

Hi! What does means TV Connectivity (Function needs to be added) on spec sheet? I need to connect it to a smart TV. How do I switch to TV mode? Thanks in advance.

Asked by: laszlo3d
TV Connectivity is exactly as it sounds for the LG 3D Blu-ray Disc Playback & M-DISC™ Support, Model # BP50NB40. This is a device that is designed to be connected via USB to Desktops or Laptops that support the Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP Operating Systems. TV Connectivity is a function that allows you to enjoy videos, pictures, and music by connecting this product to a compatible A/V device (e.g.DIGITAL TV, DIGITAL PHOTO FRAME, PC) that supports USB connectivity. It defaults to ODD mode when it is powered on, so with the tray open, you will need to press and hold the 'Eject' button for 2 seconds. The LED indicator will turn on, switching to TV mode. To return to ODD mode, you would need to press and hold the 'Eject' button again for 2 seconds with the tray open. When you insert your supported media into the drive, the disc file system will be converted to FAT32 and will be recognized as USB flash memory...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-03-04
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