Summary: first of all this is a replacement purchase, the first one went south and blue screened my computer,not cool.so put the new one in, at first watching some bd's through it i wasnt impressed and im thinking that my ps3 looks better than this, and after a few movies it started looking much better. so im happy with its performance. one hiccup is that youll have to pay to download powerdvd 11 or better 12 is out now, shoot the heck out of a fifty dollar bill.
Summary: I purchased this Blu-Ray drive to install in my Windows 7 x64 home theater PC. It serves two purposes: playing DVDs and Blu-Rays, and backing up my current DVD and Blu-Ray collection for playback in XBMC (media center suite). I chose this drive mainly for its high advertised read speed/price ratio (more on that later) and for its reviews on Amazon and other sites.
Summary: I'm sure is a great product, and for way under $100.00 it sure is a great deal. Although, It doesn't feel as "new" as it should: It doesn't even come with the little clear stickers to protect the mirror cover which lead to minor scratches that make it look like "it could have very well been used before, but I'll never know". It doesn't come with a SATA cable so in case you don't have an extra one make sure you buy one at the same time.
Summary: The drive works great my issue isnt with the drive its with the way the device was packaged. The disc that comes with the CyberLink Bluray Suite 7 was bent underneath the drive inside the package, because of this poor packing the disc is warped and I had to spend half the night trying to bend the disc back to the correct shape.
Summary: This drive came in nicely boxed over the week end. The drive is set into two plastic sleeved and slid into the box for shock protection. The software disk was included. One sheet of folded instructions came with it. But the box was missing the owners manuals, the guarantee and the screws that were supposed to come with it for mounting.
Summary: I never got the Drive to work with my Windows 7 64bit Computer. I installed it, but Windows 7 failed to install a drive. I contacted Samsung by Samsung's web support email, but they wrote back saying that the product is so new that the web support team does not support it. They did give me a phone number to call for special support, but I decided to pass and returned the drive to the seller. I did not want to fool with my system's registry and its drive config.
BlueRay player decent but no br-rw, and must have correct monitor
19 September 2011
Summary: I got the item with in a week thinking I'd be able to play blueray dvd's and make them I got it piped it in and tried it it didnt work because of my screen, it required a certin protocol for copyrighted blurays!! So it sucked and was a bummer, tho it is a lightscribe but haven't tried that yet..
Summary: I personally wouldn't buy this anymore. It's getting outdated. Full BlueRay writers go on sale nowadays for as little as $49.99 at Fry's Electronics. Not the name brand ones yet but they will probably be there soon.