Today we’ll be looking at a Blu-ray burner. Not just any normal looking burner, but one that has some style. Blu-ray discs are certainly becoming more and more popular with every month passing, so is it really worth buying a Blu-ray player for your home theatre or is it more economical to put a Blu-ray burner in your HTPC? Read on further to see if this high end burner will do the trick for you.
Special thanks to ASUS for providing us with the BW-12B1LT Blu-ray Burner to review.
- 12X normal Blu-ray writes speed with OTS technology, providing users fast and high-quality burning experience.
- The latest Blu-ray 3D technology, featuring support for 3D Blu-ray, 2D to 3D, DVD conversion and DVD Upscaling.
- Magic Cinema Technology provides High Definition 1080 and Dolby Digital EX, DTS-HD (5.1 channels).
|Read Speed||BD-R: 8 X
BD-RE: 8 X
BD-ROM: 8 X
BD-R(DL): 8 x
BD-RE(DL): 6 X
BD-ROM(DL): 8 X
DVD+R: 16 X
DVD-R: 16 X
DVD+RW: 12 X
DVD-RW: 12 X
DVD-ROM: 16 X
DVD+R(DL): 12 X
DVD-R(DL): 12 X
DVD-ROM(DL): 12 X
DVD-RAM: 12 X
CD-R: 48 X
CD-ROM: 48 X
BDMV playback: 4 X
DVD video playback: 6 X
VCD playback: 16 X
Audio CD Playback: 16 X
|Write Speed||BD-R: 12X
DVD-R (DL)： 8X
|Writing Mode||BD-RE: Sequential Write/Random Write
BD-R Sequential Write
DVD+R & DVD+R (DL)： Sequential Write
DVD-R & DVD-R(DL)： DAO/Incremental Recording
DVD+RW： Random Write
DVD-RW： DAO/Restricted Overwrite/Incremental Recording
DVD-RAM: Random Write
CD-R/RW： DAO/TAO/SAO/Packet Write
|Access time||BD: 250 ms
DVD: 150 ms
CD: 150 ms
|Data Buffer||8 MB|
|O/S Compatibility||Windows® 7
|System Requirement||Processor: Pentium® D 945(3.4GHz) or higher
HDD: 10 GB or more
Graphics Card: NVIDIA® GeForce 7600 GT or ATI X1600 series or above
Use HDCP Compatible display and VGA card to High Definition digital output.
|Bundle Software||Cyberlink PowerDVD with Magic Cinema
|Disc Formats||Audio CD,Video CD,CD-I,CD-Extra,Photo CD,CD-Text,CD-ROM/XA,Multi-session CD,DVD Video|
|Mounting Orientation||Vertical and Horizontal (+5° ~ -5°)|
|Dimension||41x170x146 mm (W x D x H)|
|Power Requirements||DC+5V ±5%,DC+12V ±10 %|
|Temperature||Operating: 5℃ to 45℃
Storage: -20℃ to 60℃
|Humidity||Operating: 5% ~ 85% (Non-condensing)
Storage: 15% ~ 90% (Non-condensing)
The unit we received was an OEM, so there wasn’t much of a package for the product. In a plastic bag were the BW-12B1LT drive and a content disc. There was also a covering over the front of the drive because of its high gloss finish, helping to reduce fingerprints for as long as possible.