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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 4172 reviews

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    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars

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  • Pros mentioned:
    Easy to use

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    LG - A Workhorse of a Burner/Player

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This LG burner/player is a workhorse and a great addition to my wife's desktop. With the decline of internal burners, my wife wanted an external solution to help her digitize our CD collection, capture pictures from old DVDs and burn new picture DVDs. Setup was very easy and only requires two USB ports for the cable provided. Once the software provided was loaded using the player, ripping and burning was a breeze. If you are searching for a great external burner/player at a great price, then I certainly recommend this LG and it is currently on sale for $79.99.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from LGAnswers
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      Hey there, RobG! We are over the moon to hear that the LG - 8x External USB 2.0 Blu-ray Disc Double-Layer DVD±RW/CD-RW Disc Rewriter has become so beneficial for family memories. We love that you are able to experience the outstanding features and abilities it possesses. Should you have any questions or need support, don't hesitate to contact us via phone or chat support. The details of these options can be found here: https://www.lg.com/us/support/contact. Thank you for choosing LG for your home entertainment needs! ~Rita LG

  • Pros mentioned:
    Speed

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Need to flash in order to get full functionality

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I regularly format shift my content from physical Blurays that I purchase to DRM-Free digital to my own personal Plex server. I have an old chonky, but reliable 4K Bluray drive in a Sata enclosure that I keep in a drawer. It does a perfectly fine job, it's just a pain to find room on my desk and connect. Enter this slim little BluRay drive; I can keep it hooked up and it doesn't take up much room. I used clear 3M VHB to adhere it to the underside of my glass monitor stand, so it takes up no room at all! When you first get it, you'll have to upgrade the firmware, as out-of-the-box, all functions are not supported (including 4k Bluray reading). Once that's done, you'll need to use the two-plugged USB-to-MicroUSB, connected with both plugs, as the power draw exceeds USB 2.0.. Disappointing that in 2023, devices are still sold with MicroUSB, but I digress. Most disks read just fine with the software I use, and it's quiet and adequately fast (about 1 hour to extract a full BluRay movie, DVDs take like 15 minutes). All in all, it meets my needs and doesn't take up a lot of space doing it... now to tackle this pile of disks.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great extra if you're old school like me .

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    Posted . Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I'm so fed up with the New Laptops and PC's not having a disc drive . It hurts me to know that I'm all about tech , yet most of the tech I grew up with is obsolete . Still having this handy portable Blu-ray player does bring back old and cherished memories .

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Cons mentioned:
    Software

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good little player

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Good little player, does well with all formats. I couldn’t get the software that came with it to actually play anything. It would start up and then freeze. But after several updates and patches I finally got it. It will work using a single usb c lightening port but you’ll need an adapter. Otherwise it takes two regular usb slots to power it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from LGAnswers
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      We appreciate your feedback. This helps us to improve in areas where we've missed the mark. We want to give you a great big thank you for helping us and the community. ~Tanisha LG

  • Pros mentioned:
    Blu-ray

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Works as intended

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    Posted . Owned for 3 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    So far so good. It works as intended and it was a better deal than the original Apple drive which can not read/write Blu-ray Discs.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice slim BD writer

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I like the fact that it is an external drive that operates through the USB port, because I have a DT that has only one slot for DVD drive (with another DVD). If some standard DVD dual layer media is written (video) in a BD writer, it won't play in a BD player, but will play in a standard DVD player. I don't know why, it's just the way it is. Out of about 15 BD discs written so far, only one has failed, which was likely due to a bad sector on trk 0 of the disc. I expect to enjoy the use of this drive for many years. Facts at hand: Rated for USB 2.0, not 3.0. Must use 2 USB slots (requires more power than a single slot rating), and includes the cable for it. Uses USB type C connector at the other end, which seems a bit flimsy. Cable is only 22" long (excluding connectors). Comes with a software disc, but not needed, as the unit is plug & play. The software is essentially a demo version of Cyberlink.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Cons mentioned:
    Software

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Wife has the TV but now I have the PC

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    Posted . Owned for 2 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This is my second LG - 8x External USB 2.0 Blu-ray Disc Double-Layer DVD±RW/CD-RW Disc Rewriter - Black. The first one is too old for a firmware update. *Be sure to keep the OEM software as it is impossible to replace. Not sure if I can use this on Windows 11 as it does not allow for OEM soft ware.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from LGAnswers
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      Thank you for taking time to review this product, Bernie. Your feedback is appreciated and important in helping us to identify practices that drive customer satisfaction. If you ever have any questions, please reach out to our support team on Facebook at @LGUSSupport. ^Jovelyn LG

  • Pros mentioned:
    Portable

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    I Can Watch Movies And Back Them Up Too!

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    Posted . Owned for 10 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I bought this because I needed to backup some Blu-Ray discs and this does that perfectly. It is also useful to go with my laptop so I can take some Blu-Ray movies with me when I go on a trip.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A external Blu ray DVD drive

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This is a good external blue ray drive. It works great with my desktop and laptop PC. One thing to beware of is the data/power cable two USB 2.o type A connectors. They are close together and you will need the USB ports on your computer to be close. This will not be a problem for most desktop computers, but laptops it may be a concern. I attached a picture of the cable. The drive played my blue ray DVD without a problem. I haven't tried burning a Blu ray DVD. The included software will do the basic stuff, you want something better for more advanced things.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Works Great. Only need one USB port.

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Works great. Found a work around the two USB ports. All you need is a USB C to USB A adaptor and a USB C cable. The USB C carries enough power to run the Blu ray drive. But make sure you plug the cable into a USB 3.0 or higher port. Hope this make it easier for those who only have one USB 3.0 or higher port.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Sturdy workhorse

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    Posted . Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Great writer, never fails and I prefer this over my PCs internal drives. I burn DVDs and blue rays consistently for work.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Cons mentioned:
    Software

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Writer USB Requirements

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Works great as a external drive for a laptop. Included software needs to be upgraded to allow fully potential of the drive to be used. It does require TWO USB connections via the provided cord due to power demands during burn.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Portable

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    LG PORTABLE Blu-ray

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I am very satisfied with the LG portable Blu-ray player. At first I had difficulty getting it to work properly but my son-in-law was able to help me

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Works great

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I had purchased a similar item on line, which would not play newer Blu Ray discs so I went to Best Buy, where the Geek Squad tested this one first, everything working just fine. My reason for only 4 stars instead of 5 is that it needs two USB ports to work properly.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Sarah’s review

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    Posted . Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Works great. Sound is perfect for praise & worship.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for watching movies on computer

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Quality product for watching Blu-rays without optical drive, however it is worth noting that you need nearby USB ports for it to work.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from LGAnswers
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      We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your LG DVD Player. We work continuously to improve the quality of our products and anticipate market demands that drive customer satisfaction. Please get in touch with us if you have questions for us by sending us a private message on Facebook or Twitter using @LGUSSupport, or call our Customer Service at (800) 243-0000, and we would be glad to help. ^Jolly LG

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Works as intended

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Works on my M1 mac mini. Is able to read CDs and DVDs, haven’t tried bluray yet. I am going to try to burn bluray discs soon. Build quality is ok, it is made of plastic which makes it feel less premium.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from LGAnswers
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      Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We’re thrilled to hear that you enjoyed experience with your LG - 8x External USB 2.0 Blu-ray Disc Double-Layer DVD±RW/CD-RW Disc Rewriter - Black. We look forward to your next review. ~Tanisha LG

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great external dvd drive

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Bought this today to use with my HP All in One computer . Very slim design taking up very little room on desk. Loaded super fast and works great. Love being able to play blu-ray DVD’s on computer!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Portable is a plus!

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    Posted . Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    It works great! The best part is that I can use it between both my desktop and my laptop! (For whatever reason my desktop does not have space for an internal disc drive)

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great

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    Posted . Owned for 2 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Great product exelent producto 5 stars very satisfactorio

    I would recommend this to a friend