Joined on 03/05/07
Good burner, but more than I need
Pros: Performs as needed
Overall Review: I should have read the reviews more carefully. My old dvd drive was acting funny, so I got this one to replace it, thinking I could play blu ray movies on the computer. Well windows media player does not support blu ray playback (for good reasons that I won't go into here). I don't have the time, skills, or inclination to utilize the additional software to make it work. But for my simple needs the drive works well enough and my experience with Asus components has been consistently good over the years. I've even learned their rebate routine well enough to make it work with no problems.
Pros: great sound, good quality, attractive design, excellent value
Overall Review: I'm using these as front speakers in my small 200 sq. ft. family room 6.1 home theater. They replaced a pair of ancient 70's vintage speakers that sounded good but had twice the weight and footprint, and several times the price, of these Polks. I was pleased to find that these sound just as good if not better than the old ones. There is no strain at any volume, just good rich sound in the range I needed. I like their design. The feet they stand on are rubber and don't scratch the floor, and they're easy to move around and clean under. The cherry finish is attractive and not flashy or gaudy. Quality appears good -- binding posts are sturdy, and the warranty is 5 years. For my particular needs these speakers are near perfect and I would recommend them to anyone.