Summary: I bought one of these Pioneer blu-ray writers to install into the free DVD bay of my 2009 Apple Mac Pro computer. After installation and booting I tried this drive out using Toast 10 as Mac's OS X doesn't natively work with blu-ray. My first thought using Toast to burn HD video to BD-R disks was "Excellent!" However, I began to experience problems with some of my other installed apps, principally, Fusion 3.0.
Summary: It works. What more can you say? I have tested it on CDs, DVDs and RiDisc 4 speed BDs. It takes about an hour to write a full data BD at four speed. Those are the fastest blank BDs you can get at the moment at a sensible price. It's great not to have to split data across several DVDs when backing up. One BD even just about takes all my photos. Only only thing to be aware of. This drive does not come with any writing software.
Summary: Worked well from set up which was simply "plug and play" Computer recognised the Pioneer Blu-Ray and everything seems to work very quietly and smoothly. Have watched Blu-ray movies without any bother having downloaded Cyberlink Power DVD 10 on a 30 day trial. Also burned a CD very quickly indeed. Very pleased so far. Had for only 3 weeks so far.
Summary: I already own a high end Pioneer Blue Ray player, if you have a decent pc hooked up to your tv via HDMI buy this drive, add a good blu ray player software package and there is no difference in quality of picture or sound, I'm running in to a pioneer LX6090 via a Pioneer AV reciever. This method will save you around £100 and you will lose nothing.
Summary: After doin hours and hours of research on which blu-ray writers were on the market i decided to go with this beast and it was a great decision. I found numerous sites showing that this drive was up there with the best burners and was significantly faster than other drives or on parr with them namely the other LG ones which are far more expensive check the link below for the review [...
Summary: Drive arrived swiftly, ordered on the 27/12 and it arrived on the 31/12 (supersaver delivery) so thanks Amazon for the great service and price. As the item description states the drive is sold bare, it comes in a plain brown box with some paperwork explaining the drive spec etc. So just to make people aware that BARE means no screws to hold the drive in position or SATA data/power cables or software.
Summary: Arrived through mail as advertised. Installed it in my PC in less than 10 minutes, replacing a standard DVd/cd burner. Works absolutely flawlessly with Verbatim BD-R and BDre and also with INTENSO discs. Have made my own BLU-RAYs from my HD camcorder footage..awesome quality picture on HD plasma. Did alot of research before I bought this drive and in my opinion it is the best one.
Summary: I have been using this burner for about 6 months now with great results every time. I have played Bluray films and it handels them fine. I have backed up and copied all my videos of the family into HD format and recorded them onto Bluray discs. This burner is very fast and all the four speed media Blurays have been recoded at four speed. This product beats the LG and the other cheap brands hands down for performance money very well spent.