Pros: Great drive, absolutely no problems, it's quiet, only problems I've had with playing Blu-rays are the discs that require a remote, not the drives fault though. My last review I gave it 3 stars because I was annoyed with the included software, but now I feel the drive deserves a full 5 star rating...
Summary: This is a very nice and inexpensive DVD/BluRay player and burner. It does it all. This SONY will play most any disc that the average HTPC or PC enthusiast is ever likely to want. The first thing I did was download the latest firmware from SONY's website.
Pros: One drive to rule them all! Plays most any consumer format you will ever want. Can burn BluRay discs as well. Plays 3D BluRays too. Very quiet, and very fast spin up.
Summary: Current Build: http://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/AddToCart.aspx?Submit=ADD&ItemList=35-553-002%7c4%2c19-116-492%7c1%2c35-608-008%7c1%2c27-118-049%7c1%2c14-130-683%7c1%2c17-151-087%7c1%2c13-157-290%7c1%2c11-352-007%7c1%2c20-233-229%7c1%2c20-171-567%7c2%2c35-181-017%7c1%2c12-816-074%7c1
Summary: You definitely are pay for the name, but I never had any problems with Sony. couldn't tell you about the customer support because never had to from tv's to many laptops and device's for years.
Pros: I got 2, Easy to hook up, Its Sony and blue ray....
Summary: So far no coasters using Verbatim BD-Rs on a SCSI subsystem system. Drive is inaudible while writing. System: Asus P5WDG2-WS Pro / Core2Quad Q9650 (1001 BIOS) / Zalman CNPS9500 / Lian Li PC-101 / 6 GB Kingston HyperX / MSI Radeon HD6970 2GB / Soundblaster Audigy 4 / Adaptec 29320 PCI-X / Fujitsu...
Pros: - Very quiet - 6x, which is fast enough to burn 25GB in 15 minutes - Works with PowerISO
Cons: Little pricey, but it pays off to pay more for optical drives
Summary: I started from the ground up on a new build. Rosewill Challenger tower, ASUS P8Z68-V Pro board, Intel Core i7 2600K CPU, Zalman CNPS9500 Heatsink, Antec HCG-900 power supply and G. Skill Sniper 16 Gig sticks total. ASUS VH242H HDMI Monitor. Lots of other components too.
Pros: I've played Blu-rays and burnt Blu-rays with this unit and it functions perfectly. Also comes with some usable software. Very satisfied.
Pros: Shopping and ordering were informative and easy. My order shipped well within 24-hours of purchase. UPS 3-day shipping is a great choice for timely deliver at a budget price. So far, 5 stars! More when the order arrives.
Cons: Package tracking not updated. If I am to accept the tracking status, my order has been in transit from So. CA to Portland, OR for 3 days. No star deduction. More when the order arrives.