Summary: I have had this product for 3 weeks and very happy with it. You must realise that you need a HDCP complient graphics card and monitor for blu-ray movies. Supplied power DVD player gave so much problem but as soon as I replaced with a version 8, it just became a beauty to have.
Summary: I had already a preinstalled drive on my computer, which gradually stopped working, and my computer is only 18 mths old. When I replaced it with this purchase the drives date was only 2 yrs old. So, I have purchased this and hope it lasts a bit longer. As for the drive itself I had no problem installing it, out with the old in with new and Vista recognised it, install just took a few minutes from opening to working. Quality of playback is excellent.
Summary: This is a canny product... Works fantastic without any problems but DONT update the firmware! I then had problems with it running on my computer. I undit the update and it works fine... Great new lightscribe technology is cool too!! Worth the money!
Can be used with Vista 64 bit and does not loose HD playback
L. D. Fellows "Maxell", Amazon
1 March 2009
Summary: Not sure why people are having problems with the software on either 32 bit or 64 bit PC's. I have 2 of these drives installed on a 32 bit Vista and 64 bit Vista without any issues with updating the software or anything else.