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Blu-ray

ASUS SBW-06D2X-U Portable Blu-ray Writer

by Isaiah on April 28, 2013

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ASUS has just released their newest portable Blu-ray writer, the SBW-06D2X-U. Measuring W140mm x D157mm x H18.5mm and weighing 290g, this thin and light Blu-ray writer features a USB 2.0 connection interface, a 2MB of buffer memory, BDXL support and promises to provide write speeds of up to 6x for BD-R (SL/DL). The SBW-06D2X-U retails for 13,000 Yen (about $131). [ASUS]

Buffalo BRXL-16U3 External Blu-ray Writer

by Isaiah on November 22, 2012

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Buffalo is gearing up to launch their newest external Blu-ray writer, the BRXL-16U3. Claimed as the industry’s fastest Blu-ray writer, the BRXL-16U3 is equipped with a USB 3.0 connection interface, 3D Blu-ray and BDXL support and capable of providing write speeds of up to 16x for BD-R. The BRXL-16U3 will start shipping from early December for 26,565 Yen (about $322). [Buffalo]

Sharp Releases BD-W1200, BD-W520 And BD-S520 BD Recorders In Japan

Sharp is ready to release three new BD recorders in the Japanese market. Known as the BD-W1200 (1TB), BD-W520 (500GB) and BD-S520 (500GB), these BD recorders provide the same specification such as DLNA and Sharp Mobile Phone remote and App Support. The Sharp BD-W1200 and BD-W520 feature three TV tuners (two for recording and one for viewing shows), while the Sharp BD-S520 offers only one TV tuner. Unfortunately, there is no info on pricing at this time. [Akihabara]

Pioneer BDR-208JBK Blu-ray XL Writer Drive

by Johan on October 24, 2012

Pioneer BDR-208JBK Blu-ray XL Writer Drive

The Pioneer BDR-208JBK is an internal SATA Blu-ray writer drive that provides a highest Blu-ray writing speed. It can write Blu-ray ROM (BD-R) at 15X, dual-, triple-, and quad-layer BD-R at 14X, 8X, and 6X, respectively. The Pioneer BDR-208JBK can also write BD-RE discs at 2X, DVDs at 16X, and CDs at 40X. What makes this Blu-ray XL writer drive special is that it adopts PureRead3+, which lets the drive correct read errors on scratched discs. Each purchase comes bundled with several software from Cyberlink such as PowerDVD 10, PowerDirector, Power2Go 7, InstantBurn 5, and LabelPrint 2. [techPowerUp]

Pioneer BDR-S08J Blu-ray Writer Series

by Johan on October 17, 2012

Pioneer BDR-S08J Blu-ray Writer Series

The new Pioneer BDR-S08J Blu-ray writer series is available in three models, which are based on the bezel color. Available in a matte white (BDR-S08J-W), a piano black (BDR-S08J-BK), or a rubberized black (BDR-S08J-KR), the Blu-ray writer comes in the standard 5.25-inch form-factor. All models support SATA 3 Gb/s interface with a 4 MB cache. The Pioneer BDR-S08J Blu-ray writer series is able to write Blu-ray disc (BD) -R at 15X, BD-R double-layer at 14X, BR-R triple-layer at 8X, BD-R quadruple-layer at 6X, single-, dual- and triple-layer BD-RE at 6X; DVDs at 16X, and CDs at 40X. Each purchase comes bundled with Cyberlink PowerDVD 10 and Cyberlink PowerDirector 9. The Pioneer BDR-S08J Blu-ray writer drive series is also compatible with the Microsoft Windows 8 operating system. Pioneer will release the BDR-S08J Blu-ray writer series in mid-November 2012. [CDRinfo]

Panasonic DMR-BR130 HDD And BD Recorder

by Johan on October 13, 2012

Panasonic DMR-BR130 HDD And BD Recorder

Panasonic has rolled out the DMR-BR130 HDD and BD recorder for the Japanese market. Measuring 297mm x 199mm x 49mm, the recorder comes jam packed with a 320GB hard disk drive, a Blu-ray recorder, USB recording, DCTP-IP/DLNA, VOD and 3D support. The Panasonic DMR-BR130 HDD and BD recorder retails for 40,000 Yen ($510). [Panasonic]

Pioneer BDR-PR1M And BDR-PR1MA Blu-ray Writers

by Johan on September 26, 2012

Pioneer BDR-PR1M And BDR-PR1MA Blu-ray Writers

Pioneer today introduced two new Blu-ray writer drives that are capable of writing 100GB Blu-ray XL discs at a speed of 4x CLV maximum. Dubbed as the BDR-PR1M and BDR-PR1MA, both Blu-ray players support up to 4x write for all BD discs, 6x for DVD and 16x for CD. Their main difference is that the BDR-PR1M can be used to check the quality of a recorded disc, right after burning. The Pioneer BDR-PR1M and BDR-PR1MA will be released in November 2012 in Japan for about 220,000 Yen ($2,832) and 110 000 Yen ($1,416), respectively. [techPowerUp]

Sony BDP-SX910 9-inch Portable BD Player

by Johan on September 23, 2012

Sony BDP-SX910 9-inch Portable BD Player

Sony has recently unveiled its new portable BD player. Dubbed as the Sony BDP-SX910, the player features a 9-inch display with an 800×480 pixel resolution. The Sony BDP-SX910 supports Dobly TruHD, DTS-DS Master and S-Force. What’s more, it is compatible with MPEG-1/2, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, WMV and AVCHD files. Sony Japan will release the BDP-SX910 portable BD player in October 2012 for 40,000 Yen ($512). [Akihabara]

Pioneer BDP-450 3D Blu-Ray Disc Player

by Johan on August 12, 2012

Pioneer BDP-450 3D Blu-Ray Disc Player

Pioneer Europe has announced the availability of the BDP-450 3D Blu-ray player. It is equipped with two HDMI outputs, allowing you to connect two 3D TVs, video projectors, or HDTVs simultaneously. The Pioneer BDP-450 is also DLNA certified, offering access to video and music content shared from a compatible PC or network server via your home network. What’s more, it is equipped with DLNA DMR2 (Digital Media Renderer) capability, enabling content to be pushed directly from a portable source, such as a compatible smartphone. The Pioneer BDP-450 Blu-ray disc player will be released in October 2012. [Akihabara]

Sony BDP-S590 3D Blu-Ray Player

by Johan on July 31, 2012

Sony BDP-S590 3D Blu-Ray Player

Sony is ready to release the new BDP-S590 Blu-ray player in Japan next month. The player is compatible with MPEG-1/2, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, WMV, Linear PCM, MP3, AAC and WMA file formats. The BDP-S590 also supports 3D playback, DLNA, Sony Room Link, Media Remote, Wi-Fi, Sony Music Unlimited service, Gracenote and Japanese VOD services. The Sony BDP-S590 3D Blu-ray player is priced at 24,000 Yen or around $307. [Akihabara]