Customer Reviews of (LG Electronics GSA-H55L BLACK)
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Pros - lightscribe - reads and writes practically any disc format (not BD or HDDVD of course)
Cons - adds significant electrical noise to the analog audio channel - bit slow to get started on disc insertion
Summary I bought this model because of my previous experience with LG optical drives. It does handle any type of disc I throw at it. There were a couple of -R's from a friend which didn't work, but they were unviewable on any computer or DVD player, so I'm putting that down to bad disc/burn rather than a problem with this drive.
The low rating is because of the electrical noise on the analog channel. It's very annoying, particularly when you are watching a DVD with a headset on. Every seek, pause, spin up or down adds a medium pitch whine which is particularly loud during quit scenes. Now, I'm not 100% sure the drive is to blame, but I have never heard this before with any other DVD drive, so that's a strong indicator that it is indeed cuased by this drive. I should note that the electrical noise does not get added to digital outputs, so audio on my speakers is great.
Summary Brought this drive to replace other LG Drive I had, still worked but friend needed Drive so I gave him mine. This drive is solid. Have never had a bad experience with Dvd Writers, This time is no different. And for the price you can not go wrong.
Summary Bought this a month ago, and i have to say that it works pretty well. I've burned about 29 discs since i got it and have to say that for the price this thing is awesome. It even came with lightscribe (which i've yet to try). The only thing I dislike about this burner is the sound. Sometimes it's louder then my games, but maybe I just got a faulty one.
Summary Has bought this drive for replacing a old one which wasn't burning properly. Replacement was easy, and is working fine, the only thing I found a bit low is the cache of the drive, 2MB is a bit low when burning at really high speed.
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