Summary: Anyone else having trouble updating firmware for this WH14NS40 model? Sticker says 9/2015 manufacture date but only came with 1.00 firmware. LG site has like 4 updates for this drive but the flash program is giving a checksum error for all of them. Same result for a 2nd drive purchased.
Summary: This is basically a blu ray burner, not player with outdated software that you can't update. for what I paid it's okay. Got it on special.
Pros: Well it does play DVD's
Cons: Can't update firmware, Windows 7, I get a "CheckSum is mismatched" error same as others have written here. Wrote to the company and their solutions don't work. NO software so anything you save on the drive is lost in having to buy software to read commercial Bluray discs.
Summary: Would highly recommend if you want to watch HD movies without a TV or can hook your computer to your TV. But to really enjoy it you have to get a nice monitor and decent GPU, which I have.
Pros: Why buy an expensive smart Blu-ray player when your computer is so much more powerful? Works great for playing movies, but I have yet to burn one. Even works good on an older Pentium D with 4GB ram (will be upgrading it to a Quad-Core CPU soon so they should play even better). No firmware update ...
Cons: Not a con of the player itself but a special program is required to play movies. Fortunately I had Nero 2014 and it can both burn and play movies. Unlike what one reviewer said you don't need an $80 program, as Nero and similar ones are around $40.
Summary: Shameful, LG. And will be the last time I purchase anything of yours.
Pros: Works most of the time when accessing Blu-Ray Discs, and DVDs. Its only positive, really.
Cons: Haven't tried BD-R's yet. I'm sure it won't work well. Half the time, it won't successfully begin burning DVD-r discs. Sometimes it works; sometimes it doesn't. Not consistent. So I checked in to firmware updates. Same as someone else stated, three firmware updates available, but it won't actuall...
Summary: Since this unit was new, it has not burned Blu-ray discs. Unfortunately, I realized this after the return period was over and I needed to record some data. I got this because my other LG Blu-ray burner [GGW–H20L] stop burning Blu-ray discs. All I could get is coasters.
Pros: Looks good.
Cons: Breaks too quickly... One year and right out-of-the-box.
Summary: Great drive but remember OEM hardware does NOT come with anything but the hardware. Will not play Bluray disk out of the box without a licensed program. So you wont find any free programs to play them unless they are pirated.
Pros: I will clear up a few misconceptions for most. This is a good drive. It will play any retail DVD. You just have to have the right codex. VLC player or CCCP codex pack will play anything but Bluray disks. This is a OEM Drive so NO SOFTWARE COMES WITH IT. Bluray is a licensed media and requires a l...
Cons: The only con I could fine is the Bluray burn speed is a little slow. 9.25 MB/s. And it drops occasionally but its still works fine.
Summary: I waited too long to assemble my HTPC and confirm that this drive is a dud so I cannot RMA. Based on the other reviews, it seems like this drive is hit or miss. YMMV Looks like I'm going to forfeit my savings from getting the drive on sale to ship it back to LG for repairs/replacement.
Pros: Burned a BD-R, read the BD-R, and played back a burned DVD. Also allowed me to install the OS from a burned DVD. Got it on sale.
Cons: Does not read non-burned media. Commercial DVDs simply cannot be watched. Tried different DVDs, different software, and different PCs. Drive is defective, gotta return. So disappointed.