Summary: Use this Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer to make copies of lesson plans, power point presentations, and other training material. This is an awesome writer! Great price, if you need to write to multi-formats, this is the device you need!
Pros: Backwards Compatible, DVD Upconversion, Easy Set-Up, Excellent Image Quality, Good Connections, Good Soundtrack Support
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.