Summary: Purchased this Samsung blu-ray player for my new build a z77 motherboard and i7 cpu, and windows 7, this drive was not expensive and I could have purchased a much higher ranked blu-ray drive. But I am happy with my purchase the drive looks good with its led light and it runs smooth and quiet. It reads and Writes at a very except able speed. Play all media I have placed in it without any problems. Nice blu ray player.
Summary: We recently purchased a new desktop and it didn't have a blu ray player in it. So we looked on line and found that almost all of them if not all of the available blu ray player drives had good and bad reviews. So we bought this one due to the quality of good things said about it and because of the brand. So we bought it and then got the necessary cables to hook it up. The instructions that came were relatively easy to follow and it went in smooth.
Summary: This drive does all it advertises, but did not work in my original build because of the eject button. My case was a Lian Li which had it's own drive door and eject button. This drive would be placed in the case behind this, but did not work because the eject button on the Lian Li didn't line up. I think they should have stuck with the drive standard in terms of location of the eject switch.
Summary: I got this drive in order to play Blu-ray movies and burn DVDs. It does what it says it will do, fairly well and fast. The only downside is the prices for the full Blu-ray burners have now come down in price, within $20 of this device. The choice between getting the full burner for an additional $20, I would go with the full burner.
Summary: Great item, but don't be confused as I was. Purchased this thinking it was a Blu-Ray burner, which it is not. Fought the included software for 2 hours trying to make it burn a Blu-Ray disc. As a Blu-Ray reader and DVD burner, it is a great product. The only problem was that I wanted a burner for blu-ray, as I already had 2 dvd burners.
Summary: For anyone interested in blu-ray playback on their computer, this is a great drive. It comes with everything you need (even a SATA cable) and the software to play the blu-ray discs. But, there is an issue with the software. Because blu-ray is a patented technology, Microsoft and other operating systems don't have their own ways of playing the video back (meaning you can't use Windows Media Player or whatever else comes with your operating system).
Summary: I'm using the SATA option with this player. I had problems finding software that would play Blu-Ray discs. The software that came with the player didn't work with the player. Some of the later Blu-Ray discs won't play saying that the player needs to be updated. There appears to be no support from Samsung for this player. I've gone to their site and entered the product number but received a message that it's invalid.
Summary: Like the other reviewer, I received model SH-B123A/MIBH not SH-B123L/BSBP in the product description which has the lightscribe, not a big deal for me for I never use it anyway. If you are looking for lightscribe model you may confirm with the vendor they have it in stock before hand for they will ship whatever they have in stock without asking if it's okay. I like the drive it's fast and even plays my digital movies as well.
Summary: this is a really good BD for the price and i havent had a problem with it yet and have had it about 6 months the only problem with it is that the power dvd software that it comes with is only a demo version so u have to buy either power dvd 10 or 11 and i gave it 4 stars only for the lack of a full version of the software
Summary: This item is what was advertised and what I ordered. I found this product performed better than expected and as advertised. It has met and/or exceeded all of my expectations up to now. I do recommend this to anyone that may be in the market for or in need of such an item.