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Sony BWU-500S
6.9 out of 10

Sony BWU-500S

Sony BWU-500S The Sony BWU-500S is a Blu-ray writer that Read more

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Overall 6
6.0

Don't upgrade to Windows 8

Richard B., Newegg
26 October 2013
  • Pros: Fast, supports wide range of media. Works great with Windows 7.
  • Cons: Stopped working with Windows 8 after a system update, Sony has stopped supporting this product.
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Overall 6
6.0

Buy the OEM version instead

Mycal W., Newegg
2 March 2012
  • Summary: Buy the OEM version of the drive that's $30 cheaper and put that money towards real software from a real company that isn't run my chimpanzee's.
  • Pros: Great drive, quiet, works exactly as advertised.
  • Cons: The included CyberLink software is absolute garbage. I've never seen a worse package of software, and I've never seen a media player with a less user friendly interface. If the blu ray disc has mouse support disabled, don't bother trying to watch it with CyberLink PowerDVD's worthless on-screen r...
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Overall 6
6.0

Can't watch movies with sftwr

Tex W., Newegg
2 April 2011
  • Summary: If the drive boasts retail packaging with free software, it needs to have software that works. I tried the burner once and didn't get it to work right, but I was in a hurry and might not have done it right.
  • Pros: Smooth, quiet. Software installed easily. Drive has good quality feel to it. Plays DVD's like a dream!
  • Cons: Does not, I repeat NOT, come with Blu Ray codecs for watching movies!!! You have to go online and "upgrade" to the full version of Cyberlink 9. Total bee ess!!!
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Overall 6
6.0

Firmware 2.60 ist nicht zu empfehlen

FunThomas, Amazon
30 December 2011
  • Summary: Nach allen positiven Tests und Berichten habe ich mir auch den Brenner als Retail geholt. Ich habe allerdings einen mit Firmware 2.60 bekommen. Auf der Homepage gibt es nur Version 1.63 als letzte. Also was das jetzt für ein Gerät ist weiß ich nicht, er heißt genauso nur hat eine neuere Firmware.
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