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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.


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.


What People Are Saying

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Turned off the Desktop PC & not working on laptop 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... There's no warning for low power, no indication that it's connected despite it being plugged into the Laptop. So now I'm stuck with a device that actually harms my main PC and refuses to work on my laptop. just Dandy...
Date published: 2019-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality for my MAC. Bought it November 29, 2018 as my MAC. It was recommended my Geek Squad., Plaza Carolina, PR.
Date published: 2019-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Slim Design With lots of features 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!
Date published: 2019-01-22
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Ask your questions. Share your answers.
Please first review the detailed product information and help guides in the Product Support section for this product prior to posting a question.

What software do I need to make this product work on my Mac, please?  Specifically.  I see that I need software, but am unable to find it on this website.  Thank you.

Asked by: eFreak23
The owner's manual for the LG 3D Blu-ray Disc Playback & M-DISC™ Support, Model # BP50NB40 lists it as being compatible with Mac OS X v.10.7.5 or higher operating systems. Check with Apple to see if their support has software downloads for your specific operating system that you can download...^IFV
Answered by: Ivanf
Date published: 2019-04-01

Does this burner play pal or different region movies?

Asked by: natp
Our disc drives doesn’t follow regional code, as long as the media player software that you are using can play/read the disc from other region or can play PAL, then there should be any issue. ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2018-12-18

I have this blu-ray writer and I love it. Unfortunately I can't find the USB cable to connect to the computer. Does anyone know where can I get only the USB cable? Thanks.

Asked by: CarlosElCentro123
The cable you are looking for is called a USB 2.0 (Ytype). It contains both a micro-usb end as well as a mini-usb. There are many 3rd party vendor websites that sell this cable. ^CP
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2018-10-05

Mine worked great up until last week. I plug it into my computer now to use and it wont turn on. Tray wont open or show up on my computer. Any ideas? I'm connecting it to a MAC.

Asked by: Erix87
We are sorry to see you are having trouble getting your drive to work with your MAC. We would be happy to look into the problems you are having. Please give our computer specialists a call at 800-243-0000. ^CP
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2018-10-04

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: 2019-01-27

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: 2019-01-26

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
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