Appreciate all the feedback. Yes, it's a BR burner. Not sure of the model number - I'm not at my desk right now. LG don't make too many, and I bought it within the last year.
I've been using an older version of it to burn BRs on a Mac with Roxio Toast without any trouble for a while, now. Yes, it's a full retail version of Creator 2011 Pro, bought from the Roxio online store. Windows is all up to date, all latest drivers checked and loaded. The burner handles data DVD burning fine. I've tried different brands of blank BR media. Will check to see if it can read a recorded BR disk when I get back to my office.