I’m looking for a Blu-Ray burner (either internal or external) with the following attributes.
Is an overall high-quality drive, and plays and burns Blu-Rays, DVDs, and CDs very well. I want something that will provide smooth playback and very high-quality, long-lasting burns.
Is non-riplocked. I will need to do some Blu-Ray ripping, so I do not want any riplock. I am aware that some riplocked drives can have their riplock removed, but this can void the warranty, something I don’t want to do (unless the drive is extremely affordable).
Can be bought (new, reburbished, whatever) at an affordable price, preferably $80 or less, and comes with a warranty (unless it’s very cheap).
Can be found (at the aforementioned price) bundled with software than can play commercial Blu-Rays. I cannot afford to buy Blu-Ray playing software separately (unless someone can recommend a low-priced software that will play commercial Blu-Ray - I haven’t come across any yet).
I was planning on buying the LG WH14NS40, as it seemingly covered all of these bases. It’s affordable, non-riplocked, got mostly good reviews, and can be gotten bundled with Cyberlink Blu-Ray software for under $80. However, while reading these forums, I came across a post saying that LG burners such as this one are not very good when it comes to burning.
Here is the post in question. The relevant portion is as follows:
As a burner, I would not recommend any of them. Far from it. Get a Pioneer or LiteOn instead. They are much better burners in my opinion.
So can anyone here conform whether or not the LG WH14NS40 is indeed poor at burning, or recommend a better burner than fits my requirements?