Summary: This Blu-ray played fine my Blu-ray movies and i burn DVDs with Lightscribe. It was Awesome. eah, i had problems with the HDCP but the solution came when I had the DVI to HDMI adapter, then I could always watch movies. But then.... ogh!! the damn drive had a problem and it couldn't read anything. But the worse part is that the service, wasn't availible. I bought this in USA and brought it to my country.
Summary: i don't often use the software that comes with hardware i buy. when i do, i expect it to be the newest software with a free online upgrade if need be. the software for this blu ray player is telling me i need to by 70 dollar software to fully utilize my drive. my drive was less than that! if this is the way tech is headed, its clear they just want to line their pockets and not give the type of service that ensures repeat customers.
Summary: The product worked after a 1/2 hour of diddling with drivers. I am not certain that it is really drive that was ordered. The part that bites was that the product had been deceitfully advertised with images of a retail box, but was in fact a loose drive tossed into a huge box, taped shut, and shipped.
Summary: I've had this drive for about 2 months, and used it to rip about 50 Blu Rays. It worked pretty good, with decent read speeds, but it has started frequently failing to read Blu Rays. Some discs will still read, but more often than not, they incur an error at some point. Of those that read without error, there seems to be problems with some of the files being corrupt. I'm 99% sure at this point that this burner has bit the dust after only a couple months of use.
Summary: I have done everything humanly possible to try and resolve this issue, but this drive will not play Blu-Rays AT ALL. The BD Advisor program that came with the bundled software doesn't even recognize a BR player. This is in a brand new system (literally built this week) with all new components that are HDCP compliant.
It never said it needed special software to play Blu-rays, I can't support this.
Jonah D. Lobe, Amazon
6 November 2011
Summary: When you buy a Blu-ray player, you expect it to play Blu-rays. When I bought this it didn't say anywhere that I'd need to buy special software to run it. If you bought a CD player, and it only played 8-tracks until you purchased special software for it, you'd be pissed, too. They should have a warning on the box: "Warning: This is a just a DVD player.