Rated 4 out of 5 by moviebuff Solid blu ray player - Great bang for the buck
I got this baby as a Christmas present to myself. I wanted to watch blu rays on my computer but did not have a player. This player is a great value. It was easy to install and set up with the provided software. Plays most of my blu rays, but would not play The Hobbit. Not sure why. Also plays regular dvds well. I used it to burn a few cds and it did a great job. All in all, a great product for a modest price.
January 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by cpuman Good Product with features for the price
I bought this for the lightsribe feature and the Blue Ray player was a bonus. I have had zero issues with the install
or functions of this drive. This is the 5th LG drive I have purchased and have never had an issue with any of them.
July 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ravewonder Drive Works Great
Product works great, firmware on my drive is from 2011 have had no issues with this product.
June 27, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by enchantress NOT SO HAPPY
My player doesn't recognize BD-R disks. What's the point in having the drive if you can't use it for the number one feature you bought it for. This drive is not user friendly at all.
April 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by johnekio Does every thing advertized
Installed on home built computer. Comes with Cyberlink10 Suite. Set computer for automatic updates and LG has come through. Running Windows 8. Plays Blu-ray with 3d option. So far no complaints.
April 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Steve Get's the Job Done +
This blu-ray/dvd combo drive is a quality product that is easy to install and easy to use. I have nothing really that can be considered bad, to say about it on my end. I made this Purchase for use in my new PC build for a few reasons.
1) It's LG, and for me that spells quaLity Goods.
2)It was reasonably priced for the uses I have for it.
3)It came with the software & sata cable. Which is a big bonus for me, because I usually just buy OEM & have to purchase this stuff separately.
While it does not come with the best playback software, it is at least useable even in Win8. Therefore, I can not honestly complain about the playback software either, even though I have seen better. Again, I can't complain though. However it would not hurt if LG tossed in a better, and name brand software. Then, simply put a few more dollars on the price tag. I would have paid the difference for a higher quality playback software in a bundled package, and I feel quite confident many others would bite the bullet for that type of purchase as well.
I did have to return a purchase to Best Buy of a not so good brand after 1 day of use. So, I was excited to find an LG available at a locally owned PC shop with a reasonable price tag on it.
My next purchase will not only be for power, but also style, which is the only thing this one lacks. A good looking face plate would have been nice since it's in a new case covered in blue LED's & on the fans (for vanity's sake).
Overall product rating I give 4 stars. Would be 5 if it had a stylish faceplate.
If you are looking for a reliable 12x BD-R this is it.
No software issues AT ALL running it in windows 8 for anyone wondering.
March 2, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Canada Buyer No Windows 7 & 8 update or firmware updates
Where is the Windows 7 & 8 updates and firmware updates is has old 2006 version install afterward.
New programs need upates for Windows 7 & 8 for this product CH12LS28
Blu_Ray Writer needs drivers that work with Windows 7 etc.
None are found for thing product, the drivers
January 9, 2013