"HP Blu-Ray Writer Has Many Issues"1.5 starson by Netteligent
Pros: I bought my HP laptop with HDMI in 2009 with similar problem. Now it is better. Nothing except Blu-Ray writer did not work.
Cons: HP Product Managers should test its products as users before release to market. I ended up to return twice in 3 months.
Summary: If you find a reliable Blue-Ray writer, please let us know.