7 Replies Latest reply: Jan 31, 2013 12:36 AM by Ron
Ron Level 2 Level 2 (385 points)

Can anyone provided info on where a burner for the 64 bit iMacs can be purchased in th UK.    Due to import duty etc., it's very expensive coming from the USA.


MacPro - 2 x 250 HD 500gb Ext. Lacie- 6gb RAM - FCS2 - FCP6.05 - DVD SP, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Ron Level 2 Level 2 (385 points)

    I thought I'd eventually manage to purchase one of these in the UK but still I'm not being successful.   There  must be others in the UK who have now solved the problem of burning HD stuff through an exernal  Blu-Ray burner using Lion OS . . ?

  • Karsten Schlüter Level 7 Level 7 (31,575 points)

    Ron wrote:

    ... it's very expensive coming from the USA.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Quality-External-Blu-ray-notebooks-Toshiba/dp/B006TBE4QU /ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1344005002&sr=1-1

     

    … 48£ isn't that expensive ... the Amazon-suggested one from Plextor has another good reputation.

     

    As long as you mean external; internal, slim designed ... ? replacing in an iMac? whoohoo ... take an external one.

  • Ron Level 2 Level 2 (385 points)

    External is the way . . . and any one of them needs to be compatible with the 64bit iMac.   That's the problem.   If any of them are I'll be a happy purchaser!  

     

    At  present I edit in the iMac 27" i7 machine then transfer the stuff to my Macpro (32 bit) HD for burning from its integral Blu -Ray burner.   Not too fussy an operation but it would be good to have an external one connected to the iMac.

  • Ron Level 2 Level 2 (385 points)

    SUCCESS at last !   I confirm that the LG BP40NS20 6x burner is ocmpaible with the 27" i7 iMac with OS Lion, at present being sold by WAE on line at the cheapest price of £73.18.

     

    Several BD discs successfully burnt so at last I'm happy with my system.   Hitherto I've been editing in FCP X then transferring the finished film to my 32 bit 2006 MacPro 1.1 for burning on its internal BD burner.

     

    Durng my period of searching I many times came across reviews that confiently praisede a burner but the reviewers failed to expllicitly descibe their systems . . . Those do reviews of any sort, please take note  -  it's is annoyingly frustrating.

  • Ron Level 2 Level 2 (385 points)

    Repeated with necessary corrections . . .

     

    SUCCESS at last !   I confirm that the LG BP40NS20 6x burner is ocmpaible with the 27" i7 iMac with OS Lion, at present being sold by WAE on line at the cheapest price of £73.18.

     

    Several BD discs successfully burnt so at last I'm happy with my system.   Hitherto I've been editing in FCP X then transferring the finished film to my 32 bit 2006 MacPro 1.1 for burning on its internal BD burner.

     

    Durng my period of searching I many times came across reviews that confidently praised a burner but the reviewers failed to fully descibe their systems . . . Those who do reviews of any sort, please take note  -  it's annoyingly frustrating !

  • diehat Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Ron,

     

    How did you get the BP40NS20 to work on your iMac?

    I have a MacBook pro and I can't even write a CD !!

     

    Thanks for your help

    -Paul

  • Ron Level 2 Level 2 (385 points)

    Hello Paul,

     

    The iMac I'm using is the i7  3.4 GHz processor with  27" screen using OS 10.7.5.   You have come across the very problem I've had, in reverse!    Mineis on its own regarding suitability for burning so, in your case that burner will not work with a MacBookPro.   My early MacPro (2006 first model) has an internal burner from OWC in America and cost  me a bomb but my understanding is that of late the prices and numbers have improved no end.   Keep searching.   You should find satisfaction quicker than I did!