Summary: I got this baby as a Christmas present to myself. I wanted to watch blu rays on my computer but did not have a player. This player is a great value. It was easy to install and set up with the provided software. Plays most of my blu rays, but would not play The Hobbit. Not sure why. Also plays regular dvds well. I used it to burn a few cds and it did a great job. All in all, a great product for a modest price.
Pros: Performance, Style/Design, easy to use, value
Summary: I bought this for the lightsribe feature and the Blue Ray player was a bonus. I have had zero issues with the install or functions of this drive. This is the 5th LG drive I have purchased and have never had an issue with any of them.
Pros: Performance, easy to use, Features/Settings, Quality
Summary: The drive work quite well but the driver software has a stability issue. I have had to reload it three times. It loads OK but for unknown reasons, just stops working. None of my other device drivers do that. So I seem to have to re-load the driver.
Summary: Fast Delivery, the product I ordered and so far works great. I haven't recorded a DVD, and probably will not, only purchased this machine to play Blueray DVD's on my computer. Cyberlink PowerDVD 12 software works seamlessly with it.
This is a review of this drive as an external eSATA drive using the VANTEC NST-530SU NexStar DX Aluminum 5.25in External CD/DVD
Robert Shankie "Ruptured Duck Geek", Amazon
20 April 2013
Summary: As noted above, this drive is PERFECTION. Using this drive, I no longer have any issues with DVD's that I burn where I even have issues with my internal 8x DVD writer. I can not speak to using this drive as an internal in a desktop PC. Please see review of VANTEC NST-530SU NexStar DX Aluminum 5.25in External CD/DVD Enclosure Retail.
Summary: Installed on home built computer. Comes with Cyberlink10 Suite. Set computer for automatic updates and LG has come through. Running Windows 8. Plays Blu-ray with 3d option. So far no complaints.
Summary: This is a very good burner and blu-ray player. There is a newer version, but it seems to be available in Canada only (?). I brought this to replace a very date HP Lightscribe Burner and I have enjoyed it. I am thinking of looking for another one.
Summary: This blu-ray/dvd combo drive is a quality product that is easy to install and easy to use. I have nothing really that can be considered bad, to say about it on my end. I made this Purchase for use in my new PC build for a few reasons. 1) It's LG, and for me that spells quaLity Goods. 2)It was reasonably priced for the uses I have for it. 3)It came with the software & sata cable.