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Blu-Ray Burner $39.99 after $20 rebate at Newegg, Link

Brand - ASUS
Model - BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS
Type - Internal Blu-ray Burner

Performance
Cache - 8MB
BD-ROM Access Time - 250 ms

Write Speed
BD-R - 12X
BD-RE - 2X
DVD+R - 16X
DVD+RW - 8X
DVD-R - 16X
DVD-RW - 6X
CD-R -48X
CD-RW - 24X
BD-R DL - 4X
BD-RE DL - 2X
DVD+R DL - 8X
DVD-R DL - 8X
DVD-RAM - 12X

Read Speed
BD-ROM - 8X
DVD-ROM - 16X
CD-ROM - 48X

Physical Spec
Form Factor - 5.25"
Panel Color -Black

Configuration
Load Type - Tray
Interface - SATA

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Internal Blu-Ray Burner ASUS BW-12B1ST 12X BD-R
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Not familiar at all with BR discs, are there good and bad ones like DVDs or are they all pretty much the same quality? ... (more)

Raistlin1 (Dec. 14, 2012 @ 9:24a) |

not to revive a thread, but—this deal was going on amz for the same price until it jumped earlier tonight, maybe i'll go... (more)

impasse (Dec. 18, 2012 @ 11:03p) |

missed this one. boooo

jake76 (Dec. 19, 2012 @ 12:48p) |

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Heads-up......Amazon is price matching it...LINK

seriously, Newegg , their return policy sucks like hell!

I bought this on the 23rd when it was $79.99 with $40 MIR. Seems like a good drive, but does anyone remember if was covered under the Iron Egg Guarantee for an extra $20 off?

hpmax said:   I bought this on the 23rd when it was $79.99 with $40 MIR. Seems like a good drive, but does anyone remember if was covered under the Iron Egg Guarantee for an extra $20 off?
It's not now, so probably not. But it's worth complaining! Also, you might be covered by some price protection through your credit card provider.

Same net price of $40 from Amazon or Newegg, right? Except Newegg does not yet collect tacks (sp) in my state. And since tacks is based on list price, Amazon tacks is 16%. Disgusting.

Decent reviews but everyone says there is no upgraded firmware for this, they say its not made by Asus and its a rebranded liteon with no support.

So is it worth buying? I am liking this price so definitely tempted but I think firmware support is kinda a must.

I might get one when it's $40 w/o rebate.

bought this last BF for $49.99 AR ($90 with $40 rebate). decent deal for 1 year after i guess.

Couldn't you crossflash it then and use the newer firmware ?

Raistlin1 said:   Decent reviews but everyone says there is no upgraded firmware for this, they say its not made by Asus and its a rebranded liteon with no support.

So is it worth buying? I am liking this price so definitely tempted but I think firmware support is kinda a must.

Whats the going good deal price of BR media...or are there ever any deals... I havent seen or noticed.

ken94538 said:   seriously, Newegg , their return policy sucks like hell!
Newegg Rocks for me! If you call them, they will usually pay for return shipping and no restocking fee like Amazon has charged me. Always an easy return for me and have never paid return shipping or fee.

linkcinch said:   Same net price of $40 from Amazon or Newegg, right? Except Newegg does not yet collect tacks (sp) in my state. And since tacks is based on list price, Amazon tacks is 16%. Disgusting.
I have the exact opposite problem...I'd rather buy from Newegg but it's cheaper for me to buy from Amazon.

ugh i got mine for 74.99 - 35 dollar rebate

from the Newegg Feedback: Re: BD Player Software

" Manufacturer Response:

Dear Anonymous,

I'm sorry that this optical drive did not come with a Blu-ray player. Please try this link from CNET to obtain a free Blu-Ray codec so that you’ll be able to playback Blu-Ray discs on your computer: http://download.cnet.com/K-Lite-Codec-Pack-Full/3000-13632_4-642...
Also, before you download and install or make changes to your system, please backup all your files and documents. For comparison of K-Lite codec, please visit: http://codecguide.com/klcp_ability_comparison.htm

Another alternative codec packs: http://download.cnet.com/Media-Player-Codec-Pack/3000-13632_4-10...
http://download.cnet.com/Media-Player-Codec-Pack-Plus/3000-13632...

If you’d like to respond and discuss this further, please contact me at cl-celeste@asus.com and include ref#1072-5573 in the subject line.

Sincerely,
Celeste
ASUS Customer Loyalty


Using one now for ripping.. working fine.. No luck with blu-ray playback yet however.. even with the above listed codec downloads.

Stolat said:   from the Newegg Feedback: Re: BD Player Software

" Manufacturer Response:

Dear Anonymous,

I'm sorry that this optical drive did not come with a Blu-ray player. Please try this link from CNET to obtain a free Blu-Ray codec so that you’ll be able to playback Blu-Ray discs on your computer: http://download.cnet.com/K-Lite-Codec-Pack-Full/3000-13632_4-642...
Also, before you download and install or make changes to your system, please backup all your files and documents. For comparison of K-Lite codec, please visit: http://codecguide.com/klcp_ability_comparison.htm

Another alternative codec packs: http://download.cnet.com/Media-Player-Codec-Pack/3000-13632_4-10...
http://download.cnet.com/Media-Player-Codec-Pack-Plus/3000-13632...

If you’d like to respond and discuss this further, please contact me at cl-celeste@asus.com and include ref#1072-5573 in the subject line.

Sincerely,
Celeste
ASUS Customer Loyalty



It works on Cyberlink DVD software.

What about VLC to play Blu-rays?

http://vlc-bluray.whoknowsmy.name/

The date on the "Amazon rebate" link says it must be purchased by 11/30. The Newegg rebate link doesn't seem retailer-specific though, so you should be able to use that if you bought it on Amazon.

Link for correct Amazon form.

Just installed this today and got the rebate info together to mail it out. Don't have any BR disks to burn on though, gonna need to find a deal on some.

What is the preferred brand of writable BR disks? I have always used Verbatim for my DVD media and they have treated me well.

It's now including a free BR disc on Newegg

The free disc: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817131077

Not familiar at all with BR discs, are there good and bad ones like DVDs or are they all pretty much the same quality? Need to buy a spindle so I can start backup up photos and videos to them.

SithMaster said:   Couldn't you crossflash it then and use the newer firmware ?

Raistlin1 said:   Decent reviews but everyone says there is no upgraded firmware for this, they say its not made by Asus and its a rebranded liteon with no support.

So is it worth buying? I am liking this price so definitely tempted but I think firmware support is kinda a must.


not to revive a thread, but—this deal was going on amz for the same price until it jumped earlier tonight, maybe i'll go back down before the rebate expires..

also, anyone have luck with the crossflashing to a lite-on? the instructions i was attempting to piece together from myce weren't terribly helpful, heh. mostly i just wanted to be able to bitset on dvd+r again. :X

missed this one. boooo



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