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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]