I purchased this to upgrade my machine with the capability of playing blue ray, and because it was on sale at the time. I've had it for the last couple of years now, and I've had no issues with it so far. I've used several different types of software, and the drive hasn't glitched, paused, or even kicked out a bad disk. I've used all forms of media. If I had any issues it was software wise that I easily corrected.
September 17, 2013
Excellent multifunctional burner
The BH12LS38 is an excellent blu ray burner that also provides LightScribe support. I can burn cds, dvds and blu ray discs as well as LightScribe labels.
Installation was easy as was updating of firmware thanks to the LG website. Drivers downloaded automatically. The included software although a few versions behind current retail is useable for most required operations.
All in all a great multifunctional drive.
October 26, 2013
Good Value, Good Performance
Plugged in to replace a dead BDRom drive. Worked immediately, no changes needed. So far I've used it for playing BDs and DVDs 2-3 hours every evening for about a month. It's quiet, solid, and works great!
January 10, 2013
Good BluRay drive
ImgBurn software works quite well with this drive, even allowing you to burn data files to a BD-R.
Since I purchased this drive to replace one 3 times as expensive that wigged out, and because I got it at a discount, I have been most satisfied with it.
Best Buy's price does not reflect its current (discontinued) status, however.
July 4, 2012