This has got to be the cheapest BD ROM and DVDRW drive around at the moment. I've been waiting around for a good deal on a BD ROM and DVD writer for a while now and this is the best so far. It's only a few more pounds more than the Lite-On drive which is a READER ONLY and doesn't write to CDs or DVDs.
I've also researched the noise that is emitted from the Samsung drives (sad I know) and Samsung have a utility which can actually reduce the speed of the drive whilst you're watching a movie - great news surely? Here are details from Ebuyer:
True 1080p Full HD technology is more than just entertainment, it's an experience. And it's the pinnacle of picture quality, engulfing and entertaining you with spectacular detail-rich, eye-popping colours and super-sharp, ultra-realistic images that enhance anything and everything on your screen. With our Blu-ray drives, you'll feel like you're seeing your favourite movie for the very first time.
Blu-ray lets you get the most out of your movie watching, so shouldn't you get the most out of Blu-ray? That's where BD Advisor comes in. It lets you unlock the power of interactive high-definition movie viewing with PowerDVD and Blu-ray Discs. BD Advisor helps you test your system and understand Blu-ray basics as well as suggest upgrades. Now you can always enjoy the best Blu-ray has to offer.
Breathe new life into your movie collection with Samsung's up-scale technology. It gives your standard definition DVDs a dramatically different high resolution look. And it gives your movie-viewing experience a cinematic boost. By up-scaling, your favourite DVDs will feature the same brilliant details and rich, robust colours you've come to enjoy from the high definition content on your HDTV.
DVD-R DL: 8x
DVD+R DL: 8x
BD-RE DL: 6x