Summary: Great product. It is OEM, the design is the old looking one with the button, not the brushed plastic. The drive was manufactures november 2015, an amazing feature since new OEM hardware are manufactured usually some years ago(2011, 2013).
Summary: Make sure you know what you are buying when you select "bare unit". I didn't realize that it translated into "no drivers or viewing application included'. I think this site needs to make just a little better effort in stating this.
Summary: Reads Blu-ray with stutter. Unable to burn a Blu-ray with error" Problem calibration area". The disc burned perfectly on a different older LG unit. I have ordered a replacement and will see if the new drive works. Glad I ordered from AMZ and service from LG is so bad.
Summary: Would recommend this over the 16x drives, I have yet to find recordable media faster than 10x, most common and cheapest available are 6x discs so why bother with 16x write speed, save a few bucks and get the 14x drive. Works well, played a few movies on it, haven't tested dvd or cd burning.
Pros: Plays bluray movies with pretty much any of the free online players Burns with Nero, tested and works fine Plenty fast enough to burn the 6x discs that are currently available
Cons: Doesn't support 4k bluray (at least not yet, not with any of the software I tried including Power DVD 15, mpc, vlc, and others)
Cons: It simply does not accept blank Blu-Rays. I purchased a recommended 10-pack of Verbatim BD-R's and this burner doesn't even see that there's something in the drive. Even after assuming I may have had a bad disc...not a single one in the pack was recognized. Windows 10 sees nothing, either, with a...
Cons: the no software thing through me off. there are free programs so you can play your blurays you just have to find them. here is a couple of links: http://www.aunplayer.com/ and http://download.cnet.com/s/blu-ray-player-software/ http://www.leawo.org/blu-ray-player/
An affordable Bluray drive... what more do you need to know?
David Richins, Amazon
5 April 2016
Summary: I looked around for Bluray drives for years and they were always well above $100. Then, suddenly, along came this little bugger. $15, and a bluray writer to boot! I've tried using the writer a few times and have had some mixed results, none of which I think are the fault of the device.