"Wait, wait & WAIT!"on by warpete
Pros Absolute stunning video quality
Cons WILL NOT PLAY PRE-RECORDED Blu-Ray movies!
Summary This is another case of a powerful giant (Sony) overpowering the little guys (consumers). This Blu-Ray player costs over $700.00 but will NOT allow you to watch a Commercially made Blu-Ray movie (such as Talladega Nights)! Sony states that additional hardware and/or software is needed in order to be able to watch commerically released movies, but I can find NO information on what is needed or how much money is involved. Also, the faceplate is too large to fit many PC's! This unit is FANTASTIC if you have an HD video camera, no doubt about it, but what's the point? I suggest that you wait another few weeks or months and another company will release a unit with full capabilities-----for less money.Updated
sony now has a solution which can be found at: http://sony.storagesupport.com/BDupgrade/
There is also a small program to verify if your system is capable of what is required, plus a connectivity chart showing the hook-up requirements. I do praise Sony for addressing this issue and can easily raise my rating to a nine (9) out of 10. The visual quality is out-of-this-world and now Sony has a solution to allow viewing commercially produced content----with a little modifications on the user's part. By the way, Sony is providing these upgrades for FREE!!!
Pros Will write and play a variety of disc types.
Cons BD-R's & BD-RE's won't play on Sony's Blu-Ray Player
Summary The first one I bought would not work at all. The second one works, but the BD discs written on the drive WILL NOT play on Sony's own BD-S300 player. After four calls to Sony tech support (& two wrong answers) I finally got a level 2 tech who spoke English, and confirmed the incompatability. He said Sony is "aware" of the issue, and he expects a fix - perhaps in July.
Pros included software that I never use
Cons The PRICE. I think this BD burner is already outdated.
Summary As always I should've waited. I just bought a Pioneer BDR-2203 for our other computer and that has a higher write speed and lower price. Less software but who cares.
"la la la la la"on by right-here3
Pros depends if you need one.
Cons nothing really expect price and no reason to have it
Summary good if you have a purpose for it go ahead and get one.
Pros its blue ray and not hddvd
Cons to expensive
Summary why would they want to allow people to rip movies fast from them? how is that a con? next time buy your movies mr editor person.