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2.0 out of 5 stars Works with Macbook Air but very poor plastic build, 22 Jan 2012
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This review is from: Samsung SE-208AB/TSBS 8 x DVD+/-RW Slim Portable External DVD Writer - Black (Accessory)
Ordered to use with my macbook air and it works fine off one USB connector despite another reviewing stating it doesn't. They obviously didn't test it. Despite this, it is made of very flimsy plastic. So if the unit is placed on a flat surface and you attempt to press the open tray button with your fingers placed even lightly on top of the unit to stop it slipping, you will find the thin plastic top flexes and interferes with opening as well as closing. The CD/DVD tray itself is very poor quality and moves considerably to the left and right, not to mention not sliding in and out very well. Don't even consider picking the unit up if you have a disc in it as it will sound like it is shredding the disc.

I had previously purchased the Samsung SE-S084F External USB 2.0 Slimline 8X DVD Writer and it is well made, solid and certainly worth the extra money. Personally, I would stay away from this Samsung SE-208AB unit and spend the extra money. As the saying goes, you get what you pay for and this unit is poorly made. Your main question should be how often you intend to use it, because once in a while may be fine, but if you rely on it regularly, think twice.
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Initial post: 23 Jan 2012 10:48:35 GMT
Laura Bryce says:
Hi there....I havent purchased anything yet but appreciate your comments above.

I dont have any technical knowledge about this area really but I would appreciate it if you could answer the following.....I need a multi region dvd player (that can be connected to my macbook via USB)...the reason being that I have american and british DVDs to play and dont want to have to buy another tv, just for my bedroom....the model that you are commenting on - is it multiregion? The macbook allows you to change the region 5 times (but I am down to my last go on that now before it permanently locks) eek!

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jan 2012 23:34:13 GMT
rayer says:
It's the mac DVD software that enables the region playback, not the DVD ROM. Maybe install something like VLC Player instead.

See link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1SrwcHOMcA
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